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Sunday, June 28, 2015

BIBLE NEWS: First Bible Printed in England to be Auctioned

The Bible was first written down thousands of years ago.  But the last few centuries have seen it translated into many different languages.  A landmark was the Tyndale Bible printed in English in England in 1526.  A copy of this historic run is being auctioned off and is expected to bring £35,000 (about $39,000).
Tyndale’s Bible was taken to be a direct challenge to the hegemony of the Roman Catholic church and English laws to maintain the church’s position. After being arrested in Antwerp, Tyndale was executed as a heretic in 1536 and copies of the book discovered in Britain were burnt.Henry VIII eventually ordered four English translations of the Bible to be published in England, less than four years after Tyndale’s death by strangulation.