The Bible in English: Its History and Influence

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Yale University Press, 2003 - Religion - 899 pages
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The 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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Writing from a British Protestant perspective-but with an acerbic wit that skewers ecumenically-Daniell (English, emeritus, University Coll., London) critiques the literary value, or lack thereof ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

David Daniell is Emeritus Professor of English at University College London, and Honorary Fellow of Hertford and St. Catherine's colleges, Oxford.

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