Comment: King James

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King James

did not actually write the bible that bears his name. There was a pretty distinguished group of scholars to do that. By this time the divine right of kings thing was quite limited in England. He mostly wanted a bible that was learned, accurate, beautifully written and acceptable to everybody. The Geneva Bible footnotes were strongly Calvinist with Puritan leanings, which annoyed everybody else, which would seem to be a good reason for him to want to get rid of them.

The Geneva bible with the footnotes you refer to was used heavily by Oliver Cromwell and his people, and I would be hard pressed to believe that a "Lord Protector" for life is really better than a king. Two sides of the same coin really.