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The publication in 1526 of a modestly-priced pocket edition of the New Testament in English was possibly the most important single event in the history of the English reformation." "Much of Tyndale's work was to be taken over into the 1611 King James ('Authorised') Version of the Bible, through which it became known throughout the English-speaking world." "This edition pre ...more
Hardcover, 576 pages
Published June 15th 2000 by British Library
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Warwick
Just as reading a familiar text in translation can be eye-opening – forcing you to think about the meaning, rather than skating along familiar phrases – so reading these gospels in Tyndale's 16th-century English gave me a completely fresh take on the story they tell.

And there can't be many books that benefit more from a fresh approach than the gospels. I'm not a religious person, but I think anyone of my generation and background knows most of what happens here inside-out, and not just the narra
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Russel
I loved reading this translation that predated the KJV by 75 years. The spelling definitely differs and so did the wording, but the size of the print and the books format definitely made it a pleasant experience.
Pjfinnigan
A powerful use of English. One soon internalizes the odd vocabulary, grammar and spelling so it is no distraction at all..
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