Professor David Norton - Looking at old bibles: the King James Bible and its ancestors
- Date: Wednesday, 5 December, 2012
12:15 - 12:45pm
Te Wehenga and Malaga Pasifika Rooms, Ground floor, National Library Building, corner of Molesworth and Aitken Streets.
A 'To the ends of the earth: Bibles in the Alexander Turnbull Library'. Exhibition event.
Professor David Norton speaking to an audience of around 50 people.
As part of the exhibition ‘To the ends of the earth: Bibles in the Alexander Turnbull Library’, international expert, Professor David Norton, spoke about what came before the 1611 King James Bible. David Norton is Professor of English at Victoria University and for many years his work has concentrated on the Bible, especially the King James Bible. He has written a history of the Bible as literature, has produced an edited version of the King James Bible, and has published a history of its text.
In his talk, he traced the development of the Bible from the Hebrew, through the Latin vulgate, the various translations into English, ending with the King James Bible, one of the most popular books ever produced. The audience of around 50 people had a chance to ask questions.
Professor David Norton and Curator of the exhibition, Dr Ruth Lightbourne.