Item description for Tyndale New Testament (1526 Edition)-Black Genuine by William Tyndale & David Daniell...
Overview The first English Bible translated from the original languages
William Tyndale believed the Bible should be available in the vernacular?the common people?s speech. He famously declared, ?The boy that driveth the plough shall know more of the Scripture than [an educated man].? Though forbidden by the Church to translate the New Testament into English, Tyndale?s determination resulted in its finally being printed in Germany in 1526. Smuggled into England, the Tyndale New Testament was a monumental success. The simple, direct language of many of its verses has resonated down the centuries.
William Tyndale?s legacy stems from his having translated the Scriptures in a way that made the most of the emerging English tongue. Bible collectors and anyone interested in the history of the English Bible will treasure this unique volume.
? Co-publication with the renowned British Library ? Facsimile of one of only two complete copies from Peter Schoeffer?s 1526 printing, held in the British Library?s collection ? Features clear, legible type and original, color illustrations ? Authoritative new introduction by David Daniell (Emeritus Professor of English Language and Literature at University College London; founder and first Chairman of the Tyndale Society)
"The first English Bible translated from the original languages"
William Tyndale believed the Bible should be available in the vernacular--the common people's speech. He famously declared, "The boy that driveth the plough shall know more of the Scripture than an educated man]." Though forbidden by the Church to translate the New Testament into English, Tyndale's determination resulted in its finally being printed in Germany in 1526. Smuggled into England, the Tyndale New Testament was a monumental success. The simple, direct language of many of its verses has resonated down the centuries.
William Tyndale's legacy stems from his having translated the Scriptures in a way that made the most of the emerging English tongue. Bible collectors and anyone interested in the history of the English Bible will treasure this unique volume.
- Co-publication with the renowned British Library - Facsimile of one of only two complete copies from Peter Schoeffer's 1526 printing, held in the British Library's collection - Features clear, legible type and original, color illustrations - Authoritative new introduction by David Daniell (Emeritus Professor of English Language and Literature at University College London; founder and first Chairman of the Tyndale Society)
Citations And Professional Reviews Tyndale New Testament (1526 Edition)-Black Genuine by William Tyndale & David Daniell has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
CBA Retailers - 12/01/2008 page 34
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.7" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2008
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN 1598562916 ISBN13 9781598562910
William Tyndale (c1495-1536) produced the first translation of the New Testament from the original Greek rather than the church's Latin version. It was denounced by the English bishops and Tyndale settled in Antwerp. Arrested for heresy and imprisoned in 1535, he was then strangled and burnt at the stake. David Daniell is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of London, author of the authoritative biography of Tyndale (Yale, 1994) and editor of Tyndale's Biblical translations.
William Tyndale has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Tyndale New Testament (1526 Edition)-Black Genuine?
The Perfect Tribute to William Tyndale Apr 1, 2009
William Tyndale was a martyr; this Bible that you are considering to purchase was the "crime" that he was put to death for. William Tyndale translated the Bible from it's original languages into English because he believed that everyone should be able to read the scriptures for themselves, which was what got him into trouble with the established church at the time.
This new facsimile of his New Testament is produced from one of three known copies which survived the original persecution and the almost 500 years since it was printed. In a "miracle" of modern technology, we have it faithfully reproduced page by page, just as it came off of the press in the year 1526. It is printed in beautiful gothic type, and is hand-colored. Not only is it a superb Bible, it is a work of art, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more asthetically pleasing rendering of the scriptures.
Today, Tyndale's original New Testament is again accessible to all thanks to The British Library and Hendrickson Bibles, because of this edition's wide distribution and relatively inexpensive price. Everyone who appreciates the history of our Bible will enjoy owning a copy of the very first English New Testament. Tyndale was executed by religious authorities in 1536 for having the audacity to publish a Bible that could be read and understood by the common man; the fact that his Bible has survived and is now available to almost anybody who wants it is the perfect tribute to Tyndale and his desire for everybody to be able to read the Word of God for themselves.
One comment I have to add is that I agree with the people who note that this is a very hard copy of the scriptures to read. This is due mainly to the use of archaic spellings of common words, and the fact that most of us are not used to the gothic style of type. Also, the English language has changed a lot in 500 years, and some of the words that Tyndale used are no longer a part of our everyday language. But I have found that the challenge of reading ancient copies of the English scriptures can be exciting and rewarding; ironically enough, I do so in part to keep my interest and understanding of the Bible fresh and new. This is not an "easy read", but it will be much more rewarding for you to read Tyndale's Bible as it was printed, and the experience of doing so is far superior to reading his translation in our own modernized spelling and typeface.
Great Little Facsimile Mar 30, 2009
This is a treasure! It is a facsimile of the original in almost exactly the same size. If one thinks about the significance of this little volume, it is very pleasing to hold it in one's hand (as there are only 3 copies of the original still in existence today!)
It's not very readable, because the Black letter font of the original wasn't very readable. But you can see and feel just what an early merchant or plough-boy of the new Reformed persuasion would have seen and felt as he read this forbidden work by candlelight c. 1526 AD.
There is another edition - of almost identical size - which uses Roman Font. Get that if you need to work closely with the content.
But as a little piece of the history of the English Bible, this is a gem!
Wow! Amazing! Nov 26, 2008
All I can say is that this Bible facsimile is amazing! It is small like a normal New Testament would be but a bit thicker.
I love my Geneva 1560 facsimile but it is really big. I bought the Tyndale facsimile because of it's smaller size. It will be easier to take with me to Iraq.
The facsimile is in full color! Prefect photo copies of the original.The only bad thing is that they could have blown up the copies to the size of the page so that there is not all the white around the sides. This is the only negative statement I could make. The writing is Gothic and looks amazing.
It is hard to read at first but after a little practice you will be on your way reading and enjoying this. Some of the letters look odd and it is smaller print. This is easily solved with practice. My eyes sight is good so if you need glasses I would assume you really will need them when reading this book.
William Tyndale died for what he believed in. This was his purpose, to get the Bible out to the common people. He was a master at eight languages! He was the first to go back to the original Hebrew and Greek to translate a Bible into English. This is history at it's best.
Anyway, as you can see I am a fan. I recommend this Bible to anyone who loves the Bible and history.
The Tyndale New Testament: Facsimile of the 1526 Edition Oct 13, 2008
I was a little disapointed when I received this book. The book is very well done, as far as the artistic value is concerned but it's a different era and the book is small which makes the wording difficult to read. I find that it almost takes a magnifying glass to try and make out the words - and of course, the spelling is quite different to say the least. It makes me feel that I am trying read a different language. If you want to read Tyndale's New Testament try buying the modern spelling edition. It is much easer to read and to comprehend. Tyndale's work is a wonderful addition to my Kings James Edition.
Outstanding!!! Sep 20, 2008
A great facsimile. I collect Bible facsimiles, and this is the very best. It is also wonderful that by far, it is the lest expensive. The reprodution is one of the very, very best that I have ever seen. Far better than ones costing hundreds of dollars. The fact that it is still one of the very best English translations ever done makes it all the much better. The above reviewer's statement that it is not clear is not correct, it is perfectly clear. Perhaps that reviewer is not use to old style Gothic type? This is the most important Bible that was ever translated and printed, and it is a miracle that we can still read and enjoy the very first early modern English Translation from the original Greek. This Bible was originaly printed almost 5 hundred years ago, and it is still perfectly readable today. It is actualy in more modern English than the later King James Version. Indeed the KJV copied straight from this Bible into theirs.