English New Testament

[English New Testament].
The Newe Testament yet Once Agayne Corrected by Willyam Tindale.
[Antwerp?: s.n.,] 1536. (Prothro B-451)

The publication of Luther’s German New Testament in 1522 inspired William Tyndale (c. 1494–1536) to undertake the first English translation based on the Greek rather than the Latin. Forbidden to do so by the Bishop of London, Tyndale fled to Germany where his first English New Testament, printed at Cologne in 1525, was thoroughly suppressed. He completed a translation of the entire Bible in 1530, but it was never printed in its entirety. Captured by Catholic authorities in Flanders in 1536, Tyndale was convicted of heresy and executed. This edition of Tyndale’s New Testament was published in the year of the translator’s death.

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