William Tyndale was the first man ever to print the New Testament in English. In order to maintain the accuracy of his translation from the original Greek and Hebrew manuscripts, he introduced many new words and phrases to the English language, such as Jehovah, Passover, and atonement, rather than substituting English words with similar meanings; he also replaced traditional words such as church, priest, and penance with congregation, elder, and repentance, to remain true to the original text. His translation work was so exceptional that it constitutes the majority of the Authorized King James Version of 1611.
Tyndale's translation was the first to take advantage of the new medium of the printing press, allowing for wide distribution. The first completed copies of the English New Testament began appearing in England in 1526, and were immediately banned by Henry VIII, the Catholic Church, and the Church of England. Bishop Tunstall ordered all copies that could be found to be gathered and burned at St. Paul's Cross in London, an act that would become a regular occurrence, leading to the destruction of the majority of Tyndale's New Testaments. Many of the copies that survived this time were literally read to pieces
The Biblical Heritage Collection contains eighteen facsimile pages of original Bible texts. These precious pages have been lovingly and meticulously reproduced by our skilled technicians. One cannot help but feel an overwhelming debt of gratitude to the men of faith who sacrificed so much to provide us with God’s inspired and preserved Word.
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