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One of 300 microfilm Bibles that flew to the moon on Apollo 14 in 1971

Dead Sea Scrolls and original King James Bible will also go on display next month

The Holy See has also approved a liturgical calendar for Britain’s personal ordinariate

A scene from the 2007 film adaptation of Beowulf

Knowledge of the Bible gave Anglo-Saxon poetry its resonance and depth

Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, poses with the 400-year-old King James Bible (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

Both translations seek to avoid “Gas Board English” and create a suitable language to express transcendent truths

A first edition of the King James Bible (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)

Do we really have to continue reading the tone-deaf, flat-footed Jerusalem Bible at Mass?