Tyndale Bible

William Tyndale was the first to print the New Testament in the English language in 1526. And ten years later, he was executed for heresy. Tyndale’s New Testament was smuggled into the country hidden in bales of cloth. It was banned by church officials in England and burned in front of St. Paul’s cathedral.

Some of those who helped smuggle Tyndale’s work were punished for heresy by execution. William Tyndale was burned at the stake before he could complete the translation of the entire Bible, but his friends, Miles Coverdale and John Rogers, avoided capture. Only one year after Tyndale’s death, Coverdale published the entire Bible in the English language.

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