An Exposition upon the V, VI, VII Chapters of Matthew

An Exposition upon the V, VI, VII Chapters of Matthew

Collection ID

PBK.000831

Type

Printed Book

Date

ca. 1549

Geography

London, (England)

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

5.25 × 3.75 × 0.75 in. (13.3 × 9.5 × 1.9 cm)

Exhibit Location

On view in The History of the Bible, Revolutionary Words


William Tyndale likely wrote his commentary on Matthew 5–7, the passage frequently referred to as “The Sermon on the Mount,” in early 1533. The date is in part determined by Tyndale’s reliance on Martin Luther’s exposition of these chapters published in 1532. Reflecting the perspective of emerging Protestantism, Tyndale says that these chapters are the “key to the door of the Scripture, and the restoring again of Moses’ law corrupted by the scribes and pharisees. And the exposition is the restoring again of Christ’s laws corrupted by the Papists.” This imprint is the fifth edition, printed in around 1549 by William Hill.

Printed in around 1549 by William Hill, London, England. Acquired by Cardiff Castle.[1] Acquired by John Wolfson; Purchased in 2011 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2017 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible.

Notes: [1] A book plate from Cardiff Castle is pasted inside the front cover and features the arms of Stewart of Bute. Cardiff Castle became property of the Butes in 1776 and remained in their possession until it was given to the city of Cardiff in 1947.

Published References:

Allan K. Jenkins and Patrick Preston, Biblcal Scholarship and the Church: A Sixteenth-Century Crisis of Authority (New York: Routledge, 2007).

Stacy Magedanz, “Public Justice and Private Mercy in Measure for Measure,” Studies in English Literature 1500¬–1900 44, no. 2 (Spring 2004): 317–332.

David Daniell, The Bible in English: Its History and Influence (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003).

Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters, s.v. “Tyndale, William (c. 1494-1536),” by Nathan P. Feldmeth (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998).

David Daniell, William Tyndale: A Biography (New Haven, CT: Yale Univeristy Press, 1994).

Anne M. O’Donnell, “Philology, Typology and Rhetoric in Tyndale’s Exposition upon the V. VI. VII. Chapters of Matthew,” Moreana 28, nos. 106–7 (July 1991): 155–164.

L. Franklin Gruber, The Truth about the so-called “Luther’s-Testament in English”—Tyndale’s New Testmaent (St. Paul, MN: Ernst Mussgang, 1917).

Museum of the Bible Publications:

Jennifer Atwood and Stacey L. Douglas, eds., Passages: Exploring the Bible in Four Movements: An Exhibition Guide (Museum of the Bible, 2015).

Description

William Tyndale likely wrote his commentary on Matthew 5–7, the passage frequently referred to as “The Sermon on the Mount,” in early 1533. The date is in part determined by Tyndale’s reliance on Martin Luther’s exposition of these chapters published in 1532. Reflecting the perspective of emerging Protestantism, Tyndale says that these chapters are the “key to the door of the Scripture, and the restoring again of Moses’ law corrupted by the scribes and pharisees. And the exposition is the restoring again of Christ’s laws corrupted by the Papists.” This imprint is the fifth edition, printed in around 1549 by William Hill.


Provenance

Printed in around 1549 by William Hill, London, England. Acquired by Cardiff Castle.[1] Acquired by John Wolfson; Purchased in 2011 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2017 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible.

Notes: [1] A book plate from Cardiff Castle is pasted inside the front cover and features the arms of Stewart of Bute. Cardiff Castle became property of the Butes in 1776 and remained in their possession until it was given to the city of Cardiff in 1947.

Published References:

Allan K. Jenkins and Patrick Preston, Biblcal Scholarship and the Church: A Sixteenth-Century Crisis of Authority (New York: Routledge, 2007).

Stacy Magedanz, “Public Justice and Private Mercy in Measure for Measure,” Studies in English Literature 1500¬–1900 44, no. 2 (Spring 2004): 317–332.

David Daniell, The Bible in English: Its History and Influence (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003).

Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters, s.v. “Tyndale, William (c. 1494-1536),” by Nathan P. Feldmeth (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998).

David Daniell, William Tyndale: A Biography (New Haven, CT: Yale Univeristy Press, 1994).

Anne M. O’Donnell, “Philology, Typology and Rhetoric in Tyndale’s Exposition upon the V. VI. VII. Chapters of Matthew,” Moreana 28, nos. 106–7 (July 1991): 155–164.

L. Franklin Gruber, The Truth about the so-called “Luther’s-Testament in English”—Tyndale’s New Testmaent (St. Paul, MN: Ernst Mussgang, 1917).

Museum of the Bible Publications:

Jennifer Atwood and Stacey L. Douglas, eds., Passages: Exploring the Bible in Four Movements: An Exhibition Guide (Museum of the Bible, 2015).


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