Where was the Bible before 1611?
In the available Antiochian manuscripts.
Critics of the perfect Bible like to throw out this question as
though it will "stun" Bible believers. It doesn't.
The overwhelming majority of Bible manuscripts existent throughout
history have been the text found in Antioch. They have always been
available in some form, either in copies of the original Greek, or the old
Latin of 150 AD, (NOT to be confused with Jerome's
corrupt "Vulgate") or the Syrian Peshetto of 157 AD.
That it would be difficult indeed to gather all of these sources
together and place them in the hands of the common man gives credence to
God's reasoning for the collation and translation of the King James Bible.