A Short History of the English Bible; With Brief Notices of the Translators

A Short History of the English Bible; With Brief Notices of the Translators

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...I. it gradually sank into disuse. Cotton gives 1644/ as the date of the last Genevan Bible published; yet even long after this its notes occasionally appeared in connection with the text of the Authorized Version. XII. THE BISHOPS' BIBLE. Matthew Parker, Born 1504, Died 1575. For principal contemporaries see under Coverdale, page 28. Parker was born at Norwich, August 6, 1504. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he was noted for his studious habits. In 1527 he was ordained priest; 1533, appointed chaphiin to Queen Anne Boleyn; 1535, Dean of the monastic college of Stoke-Clare, in Suffplk; 1537, Chaplain to Henry VIII.; 1538, made Doctor of Divinity; 1541, Prebendary in Cathedral of Ely; 1542, Rector of Ashen, in Essex; 1544, Rector of Birmingham, in Norfolk, and Master of Corpus Christi College, in Cambridge; 1545, ViceChancellor of the College, and Rector of Landbeach, in Cambridgeshire; 1547, married the daughter of a Norfolk gentleman, and wrote "De Conjugio Sacerdotum," in defense of clerical marriages; 1552, Dean of Lincoln by appointment of Edward VI.; 1553, deprived of all his preferments by Queen Mary; 1559, appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by Queen Elizabeth, and consecrated Dec. 17 without the usual popish ceremonies; 1568, issued the "Bishops' Bible," which has sometimes been called "Parker's Bible," because of his prominence in its preparation; 1575, May 17, died. The two principal Bibles in use during the early part of Elizabeth's reign were the Great Bible and the Genevan. Archbishop Parker, desiring a more satisfactory version, divided the work among twelve or fifteen learned men; and. as most of the revisers were bishops, the book, on its completion, received the mime...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236908481
  • 9781236908483