Brothers, Today, PLAGIARISM is certainly the pinnacle of academic dishonesty. The use of another's ideas and writings in order to gain acclaim is certainly a serious matter. Addressing the matter of the King James Version (KJV) it is important to understand the historical context of the idea. Copyright laws and most certainly the concept of Plagiarism seem to follow closely the advent of the printing press. This link, http://arl.cni.org/info/frn/copy/timeline.html gives a quick account of the history of copyright laws. It is interesting to note that the first edition of the Authorized Version of the KJV bible (1611) was printed over 50 years before the Licensing Act of 1662. Is it any coincidence that proverbs 23:23 states, "Buy the truth and sell it not." I'm certain that it was and is God's intent that his word remains free from constraint regarding distribution and reproduction. In my opinion, to accuse the KJV translators of plagiarism seems a bit temporal. The concept of plagiarism seems to be a rather new concept.