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File Name: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE.
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Author: J. M. FREEMAN
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Full Name Of Book: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE, WITH BRIEF NOTICES OF THE TRANSLATORS.
Print Notice 1879
Publisher: PHILLIPS & HUNT, HITCHCOCK & WALDEN
PDF Source: https://archive.org/...u31924031430204
Updated from source:
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This book presents a brief history of early English bible text and translations up to and including the Authorized Version (King James Version).
Also included are the guidelines and the initial committee of the "Proposed Revision" which later would become the English Revised Version.
Then sections on typographical errors (King James) and sampling excerpts ("Specimens of the Different Versions").
In section 18, all the material is condensed in an outline form (Synoptical Statement) with only the key elements of the facts.
A few lines from the Preface:
"THE various efforts made to give to the English people the word of God in their own language make a story of romantic and tragic interest.
The narrative is one of toil, trial, persecution, and martyrdom, followed by glorious triumph.
Such a narrative ought to be familiar to all who speak the English language.
The design of this work is to give, in condensed form, the prominent facts relating to this subject, seeking to point the way to more elaborate works rather than to supersede them.
Those who wish to investigate the subject more thoroughly will find in the list of "Authorities" given on page 7 the names of a number of books of this description."
"It is hoped that a study of the subject may result in a higher appreciation of our noble English Bible, and in an increased thankfulness to God for the labors of the honored men through whose efforts and sacrifices its possession has been made possible."
Below is the book name, author and table of "Contents":
WITH BRIEF NOTICES OF THE TRANSLATORS.
BY J. M. FREEMAN, D.D.
PHILLIPS & HUNT.
HITCHCOCK & WALDEN,
1. Early Christianity in Britain 11
2. Principal versions of the Scriptures previous to the first printed English Testament 11
3. Facilities for studying Hebrew and Greek 13
4. Means of learning scriptural truth 15
II. Early Paraphrases and Versions 17
III. Wycliffe's Bible 19
IV. An Interval of Nearly a Century and a Half 21
V. Tyndale's Translations; especially his New Testament. 24
VI. Coverdale's Bible 28
VII. Matthew's Bible 31
VIII. Taverner's Bible 34
IX. The Great Bible:—
1. The Edition of 1539 35
2. The Subsequent Editions 37
X. Whittingham's New Testament 40
XI The Genevan Bible 42
XII. The Bishops' Bible 44
XIII. The Rheims and Douay Version 46
XIV. The Authorized Version 48
XV. The Proposed Revision 58
XVI. Peculiar Bibles:—
1. Priority in Publication 62
2. Singular Renderings 63
3. Typographical Errors 65
XVII. Specimens of the Different Versions 67
XVIII. Synoptical Statement 76
What's New in Version 1.3 (See full changelog)
- 1.3 Corrected lingering OCR typos and change in some minor formatting.