For the next eighty years-the years of Shakespeare among others-Tyndale's masterly translation formed the basis of all English bibles. And when the authorized King James Bible was published in 1611, many of its finest passages were taken unchanged, though unacknowledged, from Tyndale's work.
Although, therefore, this astounding work of pioneering scholarship was the basis of all subsequent English bibles until after the Second World War, and though it was the version of the Bible used by some of our greatest poets, it is today virtually unknown because of its suppression for political reasons because of its difficult early sixteenth-century spelling.
Now for the first time this version is published in modern spelling, as the modern book it once was, so that this masterly work of English prose by one of the great geniuses of the as is available to today's reader.
Publisher: Yale University Press
Number of pages: 466
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 203 x 152 x 28 mm
"This volume deserves wide circulation."-Library Journal
"Amid the plethora of contemporary English translations, Tyndale's still stands out as powerfully and vigorously attractive."-ADRIS Newsletter
"Tyndale's prose is not only refreshing for us in reading such a distanced and over-used passage such as 1 Cor.13, but as material read out loud, and better, to learn by heart, it could stock heart and mind in a valuable way."-Ann Loades, Listener
"For Dr. Daniell, Tyndale rather than the Authorised Version is the true source of the English Bible. Anyone can now test this claim for themselves by reading this splendid book."-Joseph Robinson, Church Times
"Daniell [provides a] very fine Introduction to this beautiful volume."-Donald Coggan, Theology
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