Earliest draft of the King James Bible discovered by New Jersey professor

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Samuel Ward's draft translation of 1 Esdras for the King James Bible. Reproduced by permission of the Master and Fellows of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, photograph by Maria Anna Rogers

Samuel Ward's draft translation of 1 Esdras for the King James Bible. Reproduced by permission of the Master and Fellows of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, photograph by Maria Anna Rogers

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(RNS) "I am not even sure I believed it initially," said Jeffrey A. Miller, describing the moment he figured out he had seen draft pages from the most widely read work in all of English, including Shakespeare.