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Bible-reading marathon to raise roof at church

A 400-YEAR-old bestseller will be dusted off and read from start to finish this weekend.

But anyone wishing to catch every word of the King James Version of the Bible will need incredible staying power.

All Saints' Church in Raheny, Dublin, is looking for 400 volunteers to read the centuries-old book at a marathon session from Sunday, April 17 to Thursday, April 21.

As well as celebrating the Bible's 400th anniversary, the five-day event will raise money for the restoration of All Saints' roof.

The King James Bible was one of the first English translations of the original Greek, Hebrew and Latin texts of Christianity.

It was commissioned during the reign of King James I of England in 1604 and took seven years to complete.

Irish Independent