Secretaryship is one of the great shaping forces behind the King James Bible. There is no authorship involved here. Authorship is egotistical, an assumption that you might have something new worth saying. You don’t. Every iota of the Bible counts but without it you count for nothing. The secretary knows that.Adam Nicolson, God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible (New York: Perennial, 2004), p. 184.