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5.0 out of 5 stars The man who invented English literature, 28 May 1999
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Tyndal's first English translation of the New Testament is one of the most brilliant and influential pieces of prose in the English language. It was written in the 1520's and you can trace its influence word for word on later writers like Wyatt and Shakespeare.
When you've got used to the style, it's relatively easy to follow. He deliberately wrote so he could be understood by the common man. The early copies were printed small,
1) For concealment - it was illegal to read the Bible in translation;
2) So it could be carried around by normal working people, and referred to in daily life.
It's a good strategy five hundred years later. Tyndale was royally ripped off by the authors of the Authorized Version eighty years later, but they managed to screw up some of his best effects. Tyndale wrote: "but the greatest of these is love", it was King James's committee of experts who turned it into: "but the greatest of these is charity".
Everything that's good about the Authorized Version is here, but without the sometimes wilful obscurity and archaism - all that "and it came to pass" nonsense.
This Yale edition tidies up some of the spelling, which is a shame, but it's nicely bound and very scholarly. It won't, however, fit in a ploughman's pocket.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tyndale's New Testament, 4 Feb 2012
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Considering over 80% of the King James Version's New Testament is Tyndale's translation, his whole work reads with more clarity and slightly racier languange than could be expected for its historical era. Yes, you will need a good dictionary occasionally, (The words I had to look up were not in the glossary.) but for the introductory piece he writes to the reader, his prologues to some of the smaller books and his footnotes, (as well as David Daniell's editorial comments), this publication is well worth your attention for what you may glean from it. I learned much more than I expected to!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very special translation, 9 Dec 2009
This review is from: Tyndale's New Testament (Paperback)
I'm absolutely loving this, the first translation into English from the original languages, upon which all others seem to be based. It's very moving to think that the translator suffered such persecution and martyrdom for his pains, which have benefitted millions of people more than words can tell. Moreover, in some places I've found the translation enlightening and a special blessing. I very highly recommend this edition in modern English. In time, I hope to purchase it in hardback.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT VERSION OF THE BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD, 7 Dec 2010
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First time I've actually read this version, but I have missed a real treat, the prologue to each book is worth the price of the book, buy it - read it - love it

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5.0 out of 5 stars Tyndale's New Testament, 18 Oct 2013
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F. W. Skinner (Derby ,England) - See all my reviews
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This is a great pioneering translation of the Bible by a brave man clearly inspired in his work by God. Get it and read it for yourself and you will see why I regard it so highly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bible in English, 1 Aug 2013
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I've long been a fan of Tyndale and was very pleased to come across this book. It has lived up to my expectations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!, 28 Nov 2012
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Paul Munro "hndpaul" (Northants) - See all my reviews
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I go back to this often- it seems "clean" compared to other more modern versions. Recommend this one to you all!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!, 10 Dec 2003
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Truly wonderful! Extremely readable and a delight to read!! I've sold several copies for our local book store. You must own your own copy!!
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