The Bible in English
By (author) David Daniell
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Bible in English by David Daniell
Book DescriptionThe greatest of the earlier translators of the Bible into English, William Tyndale, was martyred in 1536 for his work. Immediately after him, however, translations proliferated: the whole Bible, or significant parts, has now been translated into English from its original Greek and Hebrew more than three thousand times. This major new book tells the extraordinary story of the Bible in England from approximately the fourth century, and its later translation into English in Britain and America to the present day. Eminent scholar David Daniell charts the profound impact successive versions of the Bible have had on the people and communities that read them. He explains the work of major translators, the history of influential translations following Tyndale, including Coverdale's, the Geneva Bibles and the King James Bible, and how greatly Americans have contributed in the late twentieth century, especially after the American Revised Standard Version. Encompassing centuries of change--from a time when no one except priests had knowledge of the Bible beyond a few traditional stories mixed with saints' lives, through later years when ordinary people were steeped in Biblical doctrine and language, to the present, when popular knowledge of the Bible, we are told, has disappeared--this eloquent book reveals how the endeavor of translating the Bible into English has changed religious practice, the arts, society, and the English language itself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300099300
(234mm x 156mm x 57mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 23-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Daniell
Selected Writings, Paperback (December 2003)
It is William Tyndale who gave the English people their first New Testament, translated from the original Greek, and half of the Old Testament, from the original Hebrew. This is a collection of his work.
William Tyndale, Paperback (April 2001)
This biography traces the dramatic life of William Tyndale, the first person to translate the Bible into English from the original Greek and Hebrew. It discusses the profound religious, literary, intellectual and social implications of his immense achievement.
Obedience of a Christian Man, Paperback (February 2000)» View all books by David Daniell
Argues that Christians cannot be saved simply by performing ceremonies or by hearing the Scriptures in Latin, which most could not understand, and that all should have access to the Bible in their own language. The author claims that there is just one social structure created by God to which all must be obedient, without the Pope's intervention.
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Author Biography - David Daniell
David Daniell is professor emeritus of English at University College London.
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