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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

History of the English Bible

Family Fellowship

May 18, 2014


Early church before english

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 into Gothic

Translation by Ulfilis


Precursors to english bible

Precursors to English Bible

-or-

It happened this way…


The norman conquest

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

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

Overview of Bible Development


History is the shadow of great men

History is the shadow of great men.

Wycliffe

Gutenberg

Erasmus

Tyndale


Wycliffe

Wycliffe

  • Superb scholar – poor politician

  • Authority of Scripture

  • Translated from the Vulgate

  • Ideas carried to Bohemia by John Hus


Johann gutenberg

Johann Gutenberg

  • First to print with movable type

  • First book so printed was Latin Bible

  • Died broke – business partner


Erasmus

Erasmus

  • Collated and cross checked several Greek manuscripts

  • Produced a parallel Greek/Latin New Testament.

  • Inadvertently gave us the “TextusReceptus”


Tyndale

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

“Official” Bibles

Authorized by Somebody!


Henry 8 th

Henry 8th

  • No Divorce? No problem!

  • Created Anglican Church

  • Commissioned Myles Coverdale to create “Great Bible”

  • Followed by “Bloody Mary”


Geneva bible

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

King James

  • Invented committee translation

  • No doctrinal footnotes

  • “The Bible of the English Speaking Peoples”

  • Baskerville spelling reform 1769


Modern versions

Modern Versions

A large number!


New international version

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

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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