The Bible in English: Its History and Influence
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, of the major Bible translations and shows the influence of the English Bible on British and American culture. Reproductions of Bible pages help to buttress many of Daniell's observations about the audiences for the various Bibles or the intentions of the publishers. An authority on William Tyndale, whose translation formed the basis of much of the King James version (though he was burned at the stake for his labors), the author authoritatively places the history of the English versions of the Bible in context. Although highly opinionated, Daniell has the learning-and the obvious love of the Bible-to back up his arguments. Somewhat more accessible are Paul Gutjahr's An American Bible: A History of the Good Book in the United States, 1777-1880 and Benson Bobrick's Wide as the Waters for the King James and its predecessors, though neither is as comprehensive as Daniell's work. Recommended for larger libraries and an essential purchase for church and seminary libraries.-Augustine J. Curley, Newark Abbey, NJ ...
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