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The Tyndale Bible: A Facsimile (Hardback)
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The Tyndale Bible: A Facsimile (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 01/09/2008
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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. Between 1525 and 1535 Thomas Tyndale gave us the English Bible, translating the whole of the New Testament and half 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. This volume is a complete facsimile of William Tyndale's pioneering translation of the New Testament from Greek into English, held at the British Library, and only one of the two last copies remaining in the world. The British Library produced an edition of the Tyndale Bible with original spelling but a modern typeface. It has sold over 10,000 copies and remains one of our most popular and well received titles.

Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
ISBN: 9780712350280
Dimensions: 152 x 100 mm

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“A very important book”

This is not a very easy book to read, with its black-letter typeface and archaic spelling, but I found it fascinating for its evidence of 16th Century English, as well as for the pioneering Bible translation, which... More

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