13 episodes

As part of the 400th anniversary celebrations of the King James Bible, an ensemble of leading National Theatre actors, directed by Nicholas Hytner, James Dacre and Polly Findlay, read twelve extracts from the Book that changed the world. This podcast collection features each of those readings and a live recording of the talk Melvyn Bragg gave looking at the radical impact of The King James Bible over the last 400 years. These audio recordings of the National’s King James Bible readings were made possible thanks to the generous support of Allchurches Trust Limited.

King James Bible National Theatre

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    • 3.1 • 9 Ratings

As part of the 400th anniversary celebrations of the King James Bible, an ensemble of leading National Theatre actors, directed by Nicholas Hytner, James Dacre and Polly Findlay, read twelve extracts from the Book that changed the world. This podcast collection features each of those readings and a live recording of the talk Melvyn Bragg gave looking at the radical impact of The King James Bible over the last 400 years. These audio recordings of the National’s King James Bible readings were made possible thanks to the generous support of Allchurches Trust Limited.

    In The Beginning

    In The Beginning

    In the Beginning - From the Creation of the World to Joseph and his brothers in Egypt. Cast includes: Samuel Barnett, Lindsay Duncan, Alan Howard & Malcolm Sinclair.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Let My People Go

    Let My People Go

    Let My People Go - Moses and his people escape slavery in Egypt in search of the Promised Land. Cast includes Pippa Bennett-Warner, Samantha Bond, David Calder, Paul Jesson & Paterson Joseph.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Line of David

    The Line of David

    The Line of David - The boy David defeats a giant and unifies a kingdom. His son Solomon builds the temple in Jerusalem. Cast includes Sebastian Armesto, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Patricia Routledge & John Shrapnel.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Psalms of David and Song of Solomon

    Psalms of David and Song of Solomon

    Psalms of David and Song of Solomon - The lyrics that have inspired some of the most evocative and sensual translations in English. Cast includes Nancy Carroll, Patricia Routledge & Jo Stone-Fewings.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?

    Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?

    Where Shall Wisdom be Found? - As the world falls apart around them, Ecclesiastes the Preacher and Job seek for meaning in catastrophe. Cast includes Nonso Anozie, Mark Bonnar, Paterson Joseph & Dominic Rowan

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The People that Walked in Darkness

    The People that Walked in Darkness

    The People that Walked in Darkness - As Israel faces disaster, Isaiah foretells the future.
Cast includes Maureen Lipman, Prasanna Puwanarajah & Emily Taaffe.

    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Cee2010 ,

Really like this.....

Would REALLY like more of the bible, please post more for us. Thank you <3

Mhmdc ,

Wonderful and illuminating

Many thanks to the National Theatre for this great podcast. The King James Bible is one of the immortal works everyone should know, regardless of religious persuasion. The readers bring this marvelous book alive and it sounds like pure poetry in certain passages. Highly recommended.

Wesley97 ,

Not what I was excepted

I thought this was about lebron James and his legacy

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