Special Note: As a general rule, we do not endorse any English bibles besides the King James Version. But we feel that pre-1611 English bible translations are and were historically significant in the development of the 1611 Authorized King James Bible. For this reason, we are proud to offer this edition of the 1526 Tyndale New Testament to our customers.
William Tyndale believed the Bible should be available in the vernacular—the common people’s speech. He famously declared, “The boy that driveth the plough shall know more of the Scripture than [an educated man].” Though forbidden by the Church to translate the New Testament into English, Tyndale’s determination resulted in its finally being printed in Germany in 1526. Smuggled into England, the Tyndale New Testament was a monumental success. The simple, direct language of many of its verses has resonated down the centuries.
William Tyndale’s legacy stems from his having translated the Scriptures in a way that made the most of the emerging English tongue. Bible collectors and anyone interested in the history of the English Bible will treasure this unique volume.
- Co-publication with the renowned British Library
- Facsimile of one of only two complete copies from Peter Schoeffer’s 1526 printing, held in the British Library’s collection
- Features clear, legible type and original, color illustrations
- Authoritative new introduction by David Daniell - Emeritus Professor of English Language and Literature at University College London; founder and first Chairman of the Tyndale Society
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