Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Tyndale's Bible (and Tyndale's tragic end)


The Tyndale Bible refers to the body of biblical translations by William Tyndale. Tyndale's Bible is the first English translation to work directly from Hebrew and Greek texts. Furthermore it was the first English biblical translation that was mass produced as a result of new advances in the art of printing. The term Tyndale's Bible is not strictly correct, because Tyndale never published a complete Bible.

Gospel of John
Prior to his execution Tyndale had only finished translating the entire New Testament and roughly half of the Old Testament.

Tyndale at the stake in Brussels, 1563
interested in Tyndale's life? wikipedia has a very good account.

phrases coined by Tyndale into the English language:

*a moment in time
*fashion not yourselves to the world
*seek and ye shall find
*ask and it shall be given you
*judge not that ye be not judged
*let there be light
*the powers that be
*the salt of the earth
*a law unto themselves
*it came to pass
*the signs of the times