LONGVIEW, Wash. – Referred to as the best-selling book of all time, the King James Bible, after 400 years, maintains a strong following of readers, with online readership on the rise.
This month, as people around the world celebrated the 400-year anniversary of the King James Bible, through conferences and special media coverage, more people than ever before are searching the web for the King James Bible. According to Google Insights, a service that compares search volume patterns, the phrase “King James Bible” was searched 9 percent more this year compared to the previous seven-year average. That specific phrase was searched an average of 246,000 times across Google’s global websites, according to Google’s AdWords Keyword Tool. Other keyword phrases that included either “King James Bible” or “King James Version” were searched more than 2 million times per month.
LONGVIEW, Wash. – In a poll conducted on May 16th, visitors to the King James Bible Online (kingjamesbibleonline.org) website and Facebook page were asked, “When do you think Judgment Day is?” The three choices offered were: “May 21, 2011”, “December 21, 2012”, or “No one knows, but God.” Of the 179 respondents, 176, or approximately 98 percent, marked “No one knows, but God.” Three respondents, or approximately 2 percent, chose May 21, 2011 as Judgment Day. No respondents chose December 21, 2012.
Jesus may return to Earth tomorrow, a hundred years from now, or any other day, but it is unlikely to be this Saturday, May 21st- a day when the Family Radio organization expects His return. The reason is simple: The Bible says in Matthew 24:36 and Mark 13:32 that no one knows the day or hour of the Lord’s return, not angels or anyone else, but the God the Father.
LONGVIEW, Wash. – King James Bible Online (www.kingjamesbibleonline.org), a website inviting its visitors to read the Bible online, celebrates 3 million visits since being founded in November 2007. This milestone coincides with the 400 year anniversary of the King James Version, first published in 1611 in England under the direction of King James I.