History of the Bible in English

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James Clarke & Co., 2002 - Religion - 274 pages
The Bible in the English language is among the great achievements of all time, not only as a masterpiece of inspired writing but as a witness to the place of the Scriptures in the life of the English-speaking peoples, and Bruce's work, recognised for 30 years as the best on its subject, documents its history and shows the impact of some of the translations on the use and development of the English language. Formerly The English Bible, this comprehensive study of the various English translationsof the Bible is again available in paperback. The author traces the story from the earliest partial translations in Saxon times, through Wycliffe, Tyndale and The King James Version, to the publication of such contemporary versions as The New English Bible, The New American Standard Version, The Living Bible, and The Good News Bible. Authoritative and highly readable, this remains one of the standard works on its subject.
 

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Contents

THE BEGINNINGS OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE
1
JOHN WYCLIFFE AND THE ENGLISH BIBLE
12
THE ENGLISH NEW TESTAMENT IN PRINT
24
TYNDALES LATER YEARS
37
THE COMPLETE ENGLISH BIBLE PRINTED AND LICENSED
53
THE GREAT BIBLE
67
THE ELIZABETHAN BIBLE
81
THE KING JAMES VERSION
96
EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY VERSIONS
153
MOFFATT GOODSPEED AND OTHERS
167
THB REVISED STANDARD VERSION
191
RECENT ROMAN CATHOLIC VERSIONS
204
OTHER RECENT VERSIONS
220
THB NEW ENGLISH BIBLE
235
THB ENGLISH BIBLE IN THE SEVENTIES
258
Bibliographical Note
269

THB ENGLISH BIBLE FOR ROMAN CATHOLICS
113
AFTER KING JAMES
127
THB REVISED VERSION
135

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