The King James Bible Turns 400

Liana Lupas and Tricia Pongracz, curators at the Museum of Biblical Art, tell us about the exhibition “On Eagles’ Wings: The King James Bible Turns 400” at the Museum of Biblical Art. The exhibition presents touchstones of the translation process, examining how this work was and continues to be inspirational. It also features a series of paintings commissioned from Makoto Fujimura, a contemporary artist working in New York City.  "On Eagles' Wings" is on view at MoBiA through October 16.

New Testament Manuscript on Vellum, c. 1440
New Testament Manuscript on Vellum, c. 1440

From the Exhibition "On Eagles' Wings" at the Museum of Biblical Art.

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Pentateuch; [Antwerp: Johannes Hoochstraten], 1530
Pentateuch; [Antwerp: Johannes Hoochstraten], 1530

From the Exhibition "On Eagles' Wings" at the Museum of Biblical Art.

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Metrical Psalms in English; Oxford: William Turner, 1631
Metrical Psalms in English; Oxford: William Turner, 1631

From the Exhibition "On Eagles' Wings" at the Museum of Biblical Art.

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Bible with Apocrypha; London: Richard Jugge, 1568
Bible with Apocrypha; London: Richard Jugge, 1568

From the Exhibition "On Eagles' Wings" at the Museum of Biblical Art.

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Bible with Apocrypha; Oxford: John Baskett, 1717-16
Bible with Apocrypha; Oxford: John Baskett, 1717-16

From the Exhibition "On Eagles' Wings" at the Museum of Biblical Art.

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Bible; North Hatfield, Mass. and New York: Pennyroyal Caxton Press, 1999
Bible; North Hatfield, Mass. and New York: Pennyroyal Caxton Press, 1999

From the Exhibition "On Eagles' Wings" at the Museum of Biblical Art.

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Illuminated Letter ‘T’, from "The Four Holy Gospels," Makoto Fujimara
Illuminated Letter ‘T’, from "The Four Holy Gospels," Makoto Fujimara

From the chapters of The Holy Gospel According to Matthew
Mineral pigments, gold and platinum on Kumohada paper
6 x 6 inches each
On loan from the artist

From the Exhibition "On Eagles' Wings" at the Museum of Biblical Art.

( Makoto Fujimara )
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