Jeffrey Miller - The Earliest Known Draft of the King James Bible: Samuel Ward and the Translation of the Apocrypha

Committee on Books and Media
Event date: 
December 9, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Speaker(s): 
Jeffrey Miller
Montclair State University
Seminar Series: 
Committee for the Study of Books and Media

Professor Miller specializes in the study of early modern literature, history, and theology, with a particular focus on the works of John Milton and his contemporaries. Other related concerns of Miller’s work include: literary theory, especially with respect to theories of formalism, historicism, and aestheticism; the history of scholarship and of ideas; the history of reading; and the history of the book.

Miller is currently at work on a monograph provisionally entitled “Signifying Shadows: Milton, Prefigurative History, and the Writer’s Mind at Work”. He also recently discovered what is now the earliest known draft of the King James Bible, and is in the process of preparing a book-length edition and study of the manuscript. Other ongoing projects include, with Jason Rosenblatt and Thomas Roebuck, co-editing the “Table Talk” of John Selden (1584-1654), one of the seventeenth century’s most famous and enigmatic works, under contract with Oxford University Press.

Area of Interest: 
Religion
Region: 
Europe