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Did William Shakespeare help translate the King James version of the Bible?

Is it possible that William Shakespeare was one of the translators for the King James Bible? No one knows for sure if this is true, but Psalm 46 provides a tantalizing clue. The forty-sixth word from the beginning of Psalm 46 is “shake”. The forty-sixth word from the end of Psalm 46 is “speare”. Shakespeare turned 46 in 1610. The King James Bible was written between 1604 and 1611. Either Shakespeare was a translator, or he had an admirer who was.


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