Only three copies of William Tyndale’s English translation of the New Testament printed in Worms in 1526 are known to survive. This is one of them, currently held in the British Library. It was clearly once a treasured possession, for (unlike the two others) it has been beautifully illuminated. It is a rare and precious survival of a text which was once revolutionary, because it allowed everyone to read the Scriptures for themselves.In 1535 William Tyndale was arrested, imprisoned, and subsequently strangled then burnt at the stake. His work was not in vain however, as this remarkable little book paved the way for the King James Bible of 1611 which transformed the world’s understanding of scripture.
This eBookTreasures version contains the whole 700 pages of the New Testament, including a list of printers errors.