On Sunday, October 16, at 8pm ET / 6pm MT,  BYUtv will begin airing Fires of Faith, the first U.S. documentary series on the making of the King James Bible (for the complete Fires of Faith television schedule, go here). Filmed in eight different countries, this documentary tracks the history of the King James Bible at the exact sites where it was translated, drafted, printed and disseminated and brings history to life through over 130 reenactments, myriad archival images and engaging narration.

In celebration of The Bible's momentous impact on the human race, we've comprised 10 (okay, maybe a few more than 10) interesting facts about the King James version.

1) More than 80% of the King James Bible, printed in 1611, can be attributed to British religious scholar William Tyndale (1494-1536).

-In 1408, a decree known as The Constitutions of Oxford made translation of the whole Bible or any part of it into English illegal.

-In 1523, Tyndale was denied by the English church when he sought special permission to translate The Bible; he subsequently left England and undertook the first English translation of The Bible from the original Hebrew and Greek texts.

-Tyndale’s translation, known as The Tyndale Bible, played a key role in spreading Reformation ideas across the English-speaking world, and was viewed as a direct challenge to the Roman Catholic Church and the English church and state.

-In 1536, Tyndale was charged of heresy and condemned to death by strangulation and subsequent burning.

-Just a few short years later, King Henry VIII authorized The Great Bible as the first Bible in English; The Great Bible, printed in 1539, included a majority of Tyndale’s translations (with objectionable features revised).

-75 years later, King James ordered a new bible, now known as the King James Bible, featuring Tyndale’s work and carrying the monarch’s name forward for centuries to come.

2) Voltaire, an Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher, claimed in the 1700s that Christianity would not last another 100 years. 50 years after his death, the Geneva Bible Society used his home and printing press to produce stacks of Bibles for the masses.

3) In 1789, George Washington was sworn in using a 1767 edition of the King James Bible printed in London, and set the stage for the longstanding tradition of swearing in Presidents at their presidential inaugurations.

-Known as the Washington Bible, the same Bible has since been used to swear in Presidents Warren G. Harding, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush.

4) In 1861, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in during his first inauguration using an 1853 Oxford University Press edition of the King James Bible.

-Known as the Lincoln Bible, the same Bible was recently used to swear in Barack Obama during his 2009 inauguration, where commentary focused on the historic link between Obama, the first African-American president, and Lincoln, traditionally known as the Great Emancipator.

-President Obama also referenced 1 Corinthians 13:11 from the King James Bible during his 2009 inaugural address.

5) During the Civil War, over 3 million King James Bibles were distributed to both Union and Confederate troops. In his second inaugural address, President Lincoln said of the troops that, “Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God.”

6) In 1963, Rev. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech was influenced by the following King James Bible passages: Psalms 30:5Isaiah 40:4 and Amos 5:24.

7) During his first and second inauguration in 1981 and 1985, Ronald Reagan used his late mother’s King James Bible, which contained special notations and insights made by his mother.

8) In 1997, British Prime Minister Tony Blair read 1 Corinthians 13 at the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.

9) The King James Bible contains 66 books, 1,189 chapters and 31,102 verses.

10) In 2010, David Crystal’s Begat: The King James Bible & the English Language set out to prove that the King James Bible contributed more to the English language than any other literary source. He highlights over 250 idioms made popular through the King James Bible, compared to roughly 100 from William Shakespeare’s writings. See below for some of these common phrases:

-Let there be light
-Land of the living
-Sheep in wolf’s clothing
-Am I my brother’s keeper?
-Letter of the law
-The writing on the wall
-Know them by their fruits
-Cast the first stone
-Good Samaritan
-How are the mighty fallen
-Twinkling of an eye
-Skin of his teeth
-Stumbling stone
-Leopard change his spots?
-Judge not lest you be judged
-Heart’s desire
-Rod of discipline
-Thorn in my side
-Fly in the ointment
-Blind leading the blind
-Fall from grace
-Tree of life
-Peace offering
-Seek and you shall find
-Two-edged sword
-Sour grapes
-Salt of the earth
-Cup of wrath
-Broken heart