Dive into the riveting story of John Wycliffe, often hailed as the "Morning Star of the Reformation". This article takes you through Wycliffe's significant contributions to Bible translation, his stance against Church doctrine and tradition, and his impact on the medieval Church. Discover how he championed the Bible in an era where its accessibility was restricted and how his teachings continue to influence Christian thought today.
Explore the monumental role of William Tyndale in translating the Bible into English, his influence on future translations, and the controversies that surrounded his work. Discover Tyndale's lasting legacy in the landscape of Christianity and English literature.
Are you curious about why the Roman Catholic Church has additional books in their Bible that are considered spurious or noncanonical? Delve into the history and controversies surrounding these texts and discover the reasons for their inclusion or exclusion from the canon.
The King James Bible (KJV) and the King James Bible (KJB), and the Authorized Version, is an English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, commissioned in 1604 and published in 1611 by the sponsorship of King James VI and I. The 80 books of the King James Version include 39 books of the Old Testament, an intertestamental section containing 14 books of what Protestants consider the Apocrypha, and 27 books of the New Testament. Noted for its “majesty of style,” the King James Version has been described as one of the most important books in English culture and a driving force in the shaping of the English-speaking world.
The American Standard Version (ASV), officially Revised Version, Standard American Edition, is a Bible translation into English that was completed in 1901 with the publication of the revision of the Old Testament.
The King James Only movement asserts that the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible is superior to all other translations of the Bible. Adherents of the King James Only movement believe that the KJV is the greatest English translation ever produced, needing no further improvements, and they also believe that all other English translations which were produced after the KJV are corrupt. Is this true?
The importance of the Tyndale Bible in shaping and influencing the English language cannot be overstated. According to one writer, Tyndale is "the man who more than Shakespeare even or Bunyan has molded and enriched our language."
“IT IS said that more books have been written about [Martin Luther] than anyone else in history, save his own master, Jesus Christ.” - Time magazine.
The relatively new Lexham English Bible is being marketed as a “second Bible,” to be used with whatever “primary translation” the reader prefers. I hope that this is a sign of a realization among publishers as well as Bible readers that not all Bible translations are equal, or always faithful to the original languages of the Scriptures.