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  History of the English Bible
This was the Bible of Shakespeare and the Puritans.
The New Testament, in Greek and English; the Greek According to Griesbach; the English upon the basis of the fourth London edition of the Improved Version, with an attempt to further improvement from the translations of Campbell, Wakefield, Scarlett, MacKnight, and Thomson.
Although the NIV is one of the best-selling Bibles in history, it was felt that the language of the NIV needed to be simplified.
www.battleoflife.org /history.html   (9700 words)

  
 English Bible History: Timeline of how we got the English Bible
It became the first English Bible authorized for public use, as it was distributed to every church, chained to the pulpit, and a reader was even provided so that the illiterate could hear the Word of God in plain English.
It is truly the “Bible of the Protestant Reformation.” Strangely, the famous Geneva Bible has been out-of-print since 1644, so the only way to obtain one is to either purchase an original printing of the Geneva Bible, or a less costly facsimile reproduction of the original 1560 Geneva Bible.
Although the first Bible printed in America was done in the native Algonquin Indian Language by John Eliot in 1663; the first English language Bible to be printed in America by Robert Aitken in 1782 was a King James Version.
www.greatsite.com /timeline-english-bible-history   (5638 words)

  
 The English Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Geneva Bible was also the first to italicize additional words that were added to the text in order for the English to make sense.
The Bishop’s Bible, so named because it was the work of a number of bishops, was a revision of the Great Bible completed in 1568.
King James, somewhat distraught at the Bishop’s Bible being used in church and the Geneva Bible being used in homes, desired for one translation to be used by all people.
instructor.pbi.ab.ca /StevenIbbotson/RevScrip/EngBible.html   (905 words)

  
 Forever Settled Part Five  : A Survey of English Bible History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In order to trace the history of the English Scriptures, it is necessary to remember a little of the history of the English people and their language.
That history has as its starting point the arrival in Britain of the Germanic-speaking Angles and Saxons and Jutes in the course of the 5th century and their evangelisation in the 6th and 7th centuries.
The Bible, which had lain so long silent in manuscript beneath the dust of old libraries, was now printed, and laid before the people in their own tongue.
www.biblebelievers.net /BibleVersions/kjcforv6.htm   (15616 words)

  
 The History of the English Bible.
Coursework and Essays: Uncategorised: The History of the English Bible
The Geneva Bible was the first Bible to separate the chapters into versus, making it easier to reference.
Commissioned under the reign of Elizabeth in England, the Bishops' Bible was a revision of the Great Bible and the Geneva Bible (Origin 3).
www.coursework.info /i/46936.html   (578 words)

  
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Whittingham in preparing the Geneva Bible, was born in Lincolnshire, and educated in Christ's College, Cambridge, where he acquired a very exact and critical skill in the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew languages; and became a bold reformer as to the habits, ceremonies, and corruptions of the national Church.
Thus it came to pass, that the English Bible received its present form, after a fivefold revision of the translation as it was left in 1537 by Tyndale and Rogers.
At the present day, the English is probably the vernacular tongue of more millions than of any other one language under heaven; and the English Bible has brought and still brings home the knowledge of God's revealed truth to myriads more of minds than ever received it thorough the original tongues.
www.wayoflife.org /articles/glorioushistory.htm   (10208 words)

  
 Beckham Books and History of the English Bible
The first hand-written English language manuscripts of the Bible were produced in 1380's AD by Oxford theologian John Wycliff (Wycliffe).
With the onset of the Reformation in the early 1500's, the first printings of the Bible in the English language were produced...illegally and at great personal risk of those involved.
The Geneva Bible became the Bible of choice of English speaking Christians and between 1560 and 1644 at least 144 editions of this Bible were published.
www.beckhambooks.co.uk /history.htm   (2092 words)

  
 Transmission of the Bible into English: The History of the English Bible / Bible Translators / The Bible in English / ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
With the onset of the Reformation in the early 1500's, the first printings of the Bible in the English language were produced illegally and at great personal risk of those involved.
It became the first English Bible authorized for public use, as it was distributed to every church, chained to the pulpit.
Although the first Bible printed in America was done in the native Algonquin Indian Language (by John Eliot in 1663), the first English language Bible to be printed in America (byRobert Aitken in 1782) was a King James Version.
www.williamtyndale.com /0biblehistory.htm   (2526 words)

  
 A History of the English Bible
A presentation of the history of the English Bible spanning 5,100 years.
The display and presentation was a must for anyone interested in the heritage and history of the Bible.
Also featured was examples from several historically significant Bible collections about the heritage and history of the English Bible including examples from the collection of Dr. Jean B. Pryor, founder of the World Bible Museum.
www.expage.com /ghawbible   (651 words)

  
 History of the English Bible
The Dr. Gene Scott Collection of the History of the English Bible
From Papyri to King James: The Transmission of the English Bible
A brief history, on a site which offers various English bibles for sale.
www.wabashcenter.wabash.edu /Internet/hist-bib.htm   (166 words)

  
 Dr. Gene Scott's Collection of the History of the English Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first European language Bible was Saur's German Bible, which went through three editions from 1743-1776; the last of these was captured by the British and largely used for cartridge paper (this collection shows all three editions at Station 29).
The first English Bible produced in America was the Aitken Bible, issued with the blessing of the Continental Congress (the first and last to have Congressional approval).
The story of the English Bible in America continues with early editions, "firsts" from various states, technical innovations, and a selection of the ornate "family Bibles" that were marketed throughout the 19th century in ever-fancier forms (Stations 28-30 and 40).
www.drgenescott.org /bibintro.htm   (3594 words)

  
 A Brief History of the Engilsh Bible
Although English speaking peoples had a complete English Bible, it was inadequate in that it was based off of a translation of the Biblical languages and not the languages themselves.
By this time King Henry VIII had broken all ties with the Roman Catholic Church and was ready to receive an English translation of the Bible for the common people to have in their possession.
King James agreed to authorize a new version because the Bishops' Bible was not successful and the Geneva Bible was considered to be seditious.
www.apostolic.net /biblicalstudies/bibhistory.htm   (1676 words)

  
 Carson Reed's Blog - History of the English Bible
The English Bible, from KJV to NIV: A history and evaluation
The Bible in English : Its History and Influence
Authority and Interpretation of the Bible: An Historical Approach
www.carsonreed.squarespace.com /history-of-the-english-bible   (147 words)

  
 John Colet
Here he continued his practice of lecturing on the books of the Bible; and he soon afterwards established a perpetual divinity lecture, on three days in each week, in St Paul's church.
He was a powerful force in the England of his day, and helped materially to overcome the medieval conditions still common in England, and to introduce the humanist movement.
Colet’s most significant contribution to the Reformation, was his bold reading the New Testament in Greek and translating it into English for his students at Oxford, which was strictly forbidden by the church.
www.greatsite.com /timeline-english-bible-history/john-colet.html   (786 words)

  
 History of the English Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His first act was to further defy the wishes of Rome by funding the printing of the scriptures in English — the first legal English Bible — just for spite.
It was not really until the 1880's that England's own planned replacement for their King James Bible, the English Revised Version (E.R.V.) would become the first English language Bible to gain popular acceptance as a post-King James Version modern-English Bible.
This New American Standard Bible is considered by nearly all evangelical Christian scholars and translators today, to be the most accurate, word-for-word translation of the original Greek and Hebrew scriptures into the modern English language that has ever been produced.
libertypulpit.us /id80.htm   (5603 words)

  
 The History of the English Bible
It became the first English Bible authorized for public use, as it was disrtibuted to every church, chained to the pulpit, and a reader was even provided so that the illiterate could hear the Word of God in plain English.
And so, using the Latin Vulgate as a source text, they went on to publish an English Bible with all the distortions and corruptions that Erasmus had revealed and warned of 75 years earlier.
It is possible to go back to manuscripts earlier than Wycliff, but the language found can only be described as the "Anglo-Saxon" roots of English, and would not be easily recognizable as similar to the English spoken today.
www.bibletopics.com /biblestudy/81.htm   (2583 words)

  
 Bibles.net - The #1 Online Collection of Bibles and Biblical Resources
You may enter the passage's chapter and verse, or you may enterkey words from any passage to locate the chapter and verse.
USE THE ONLINE NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE by simply typing in any topic, (like "Faith"or"Death" or "Marriage", etc), and a list of all Bible passagesrelevant to that topic will be displayed.
Also online, keyed to each Bible verseis Matthew Henry's Commentary, which is probably the most respected of all whole-Bible commentaries.
www.bibles.net   (648 words)

  
 English Bible History - Summarises the history of the English Bible. Includes portraits and a timeline. | Praize Canada
English Bible History - Summarises the history of the English Bible.
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 bible.org: The History of the English Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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www.bible.org /series.asp?series_id=117   (92 words)

  
 Dr. Gene Scott's Bible Collection Tour   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
the Bible Collection, using Real Audio 5.0 (or better).
We recommend reading A Brief Introduction to the Dr. Gene Scott Collection of the History of the English Bible
The collection is organized into the "Stations of the Book." Examine a listing of the subjects of each "Station."
www.drgenescott.org /dgtour.htm   (55 words)

  
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