What I have written below is a quote from another thread I started before I was pointed in the direction of this one.
I imagine that the King James version would not have been written originally in American given that King James was King of Scotland and this version was printed at least 100 years (if not more) before the United States was conceived (not necessarily as it is known today). It is also a translation from earlier Greek and Latin versions with some caveats (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_James_Bible
- not the most trustworthy source, I know, but it quotes external sources).
Please can you explain how American has become God's language thousands of years after the events in the bible took place, which was long before any form of English was spoken (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_language