The New Testament: Tyndale Bible, 1526 New Testament - Original Spelling Edition

The New Testament: Tyndale Bible, 1526 New Testament - Original Spelling Edition

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Volume editor W.R. Cooper, Introduction by David Daniell, Translated by William Tyndale

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  • Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
  • Format: Hardback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 152mm x 36mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0712346643
  • ISBN 13: 9780712346641
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations(some col.)
  • Sales rank: 139,038

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The publication in 1526 of a modestly-priced pocket edition of the New Testament in English was arguably the most important single event in the history of the English Reformation. This volume is a complete reprint of William Tyndale's pioneering translation of the New Testament from Greek into English. Produced at the same size as the original edition, it presents Tyndale's words in the original spelling. It has been transcribed and edited by Dr W.R. Cooper, and has an introduction by David Daniell, author of a biography of Tyndale and Chairman of the Tyndale Society. William Tyndale's influence has been as wide as Shakespeare's . Between 1525 and 1535 he gave us our English Bible, translating the whole of the New Testament and half of the Old Testament. His pocket-sized Bibles were smuggled into England, ruthlessly sought out by the Church, confiscated and destroyed. Tyndale himself was condemned as a heretic, strangled and burned outside Brussels in 1536.

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For centuries the New Testament was cloaked in Latin and hidden in monasteries but, with the appearance of Tyndale's translation in 1526, the common English-speaking man or woman could at last understand the Gospels and other parts of the New Testament; Paul's epistles in particular were revolutionary, and although the Church tried to stop it, new ideas began to infiltrate the English-speaking Christian consciousness. Tyndale's translation also strengthened and validated the English vernacular of the time, proving it was a language capable of expressing weighty topics; the Authorized Version of 1611 relies heavily upon this translation. In these respects, this is one of the most important books to be published in English ever, and in this handy pocket-sized edition it can be dipped into and savoured. (Kirkus UK)