Tyndale's New Testament

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David Daniell
Yale University Press, 1995 - Religion - 429 pages
This translation of the New Testament into English from its original Greek was printed in Germany in 1534 and smuggled back into England. It therefore escaped the fate of Tyndale's previous version, which had been seized and publicly burnt by the authorities. The 1534 edition outraged the clerical establishment by giving the laity access to the word of God, in print in English for the first time. Tyndale, who was already in exile for political reasons, was hunted down and subsequently burned at the stake for blasphemy.
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.
 

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William Tyndale is the finest English translator of the Bible, and his New Testament one of the most influential works in English Literature. As a young man in pre-Reformation England, where ... Read full review

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For its time, even though some of the language is dated now, it is one of the greatest New Testament translations ever make. Read full review

Contents

William Tyndale yet once more to the Christian Reader
13
The Gospel of St Mark
62
The Gospel of St Luke
88
The Gospel of Saint John
133
The Acts of the Apostles
165
A Prologue to the Epistle of Paul to the Romans
207
The Epistle of the Apostle St Paul to the Romans
225
The Prologue upon the First Epistle ofSt Paul to the Corinthians
243
The Prologue upon the Epistle ofSt Paul to the Philippians
288
The Prologue to the Second Epistle of St Paul to the Thessalonians
304
The First Epistle of St Paul unto Timothy
309
The Prologue to the Epistle ofSt Paul unto Philemon
323
A Prologue upon the Three Epistles of St John
337
The Prologue upon the Epistles of Saints James and Judas
361
The Epistles of the Old Testament
391
Takle of Epistles and Gospels
409

The Prologue upon the Second Epistle of Saint Paul to the Corinthians
261
The Prologue upon the Epistle ofSt Paul to the Galatians
274
These things have I added
429
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David Daniell is senior lecturer in English at University College, London.

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