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History of the English Bible. Family Fellowship May 18, 2014. Early Church – before “English”. First Five Centuries – over 500 translations. AD 600 – “Latin only” decree by the Pope. AD 900 – Began to enforce the “Latin only” decree. Translation into Gothic. Translation by Ulfilis.

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History of the English Bible

Family Fellowship

May 18, 2014


Early Church – before “English”

  • First Five Centuries – over 500 translations.

  • AD 600 – “Latin only” decree by the Pope.

  • AD 900 – Began to enforce the “Latin only” decree.


Translation into Gothic

Translation by Ulfilis


Precursors to English Bible

-or-

It happened this way…


The Norman Conquest

  • Major changes in Language.

  • Infusion of French

  • “Word splits” (like beef and veal.)

“God lufodemiddan-eardswa, dat he seade his an-cennedansunu, datnan ne forweorde de on hinegely ac habbedatecelif.“

John 3:16

Wessex Gospels, 995 AD


Major Factors

  • Corruption of the church

  • Courage of scholars to oppose it

  • “Personal Piety” movement

  • Sins of Henry 8th

  • Invention of the printing press with moveable type.


Overview of Bible Development


History is the shadow of great men.

Wycliffe

Gutenberg

Erasmus

Tyndale


Wycliffe

  • Superb scholar – poor politician

  • Authority of Scripture

  • Translated from the Vulgate

  • Ideas carried to Bohemia by John Hus


Johann Gutenberg

  • First to print with movable type

  • First book so printed was Latin Bible

  • Died broke – business partner


Erasmus

  • Collated and cross checked several Greek manuscripts

  • Produced a parallel Greek/Latin New Testament.

  • Inadvertently gave us the “TextusReceptus”


Tyndale

  • First Bible printed in English (using Erasmus)

  • Burned at the stake

  • Three years after his death, Henry 8th commissions the “Great Bible”


“Official” Bibles

Authorized by Somebody!


Henry 8th

  • No Divorce? No problem!

  • Created Anglican Church

  • Commissioned Myles Coverdale to create “Great Bible”

  • Followed by “Bloody Mary”


Geneva Bible

  • Not authorized – but prompted King James

  • First to have chapters and verses!

  • Extensive, biased notes

  • Printed 1560 – popular for about 100 years


King James

  • Invented committee translation

  • No doctrinal footnotes

  • “The Bible of the English Speaking Peoples”

  • Baskerville spelling reform 1769


Modern Versions

A large number!


New International Version

  • Benefits

    • Differing Versions – by footnotes.

    • 6th grade reading level

    • Phrase by phrase translation

    • “Seeker Friendly” (politically correct)

    • Most used from the pulpit

  • Drawbacks

    • Pro-homosexual bias

    • “Gender neutral”


Other Modern Translations

  • New American Standard, etc.

  • Bible in Basic English (special needs)

  • Paraphrases such as Living Bible

  • Updated King James


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