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The Word of God

By posted at 10:00 am on September 2, 2015 1

William Tyndale, one of the leading figures in the Protestant reform, was executed in 1536 for his translation of the Bible into English. Over at Asymptote Journal, Josh Billings considers the meaning of Tyndale’s death. As he explains it, “It happened in an era when translation was taken extremely seriously, not just because it allowed ordinary people to read the Bible in their own languages, but because it implied those languages were as capable of containing God’s Word as Latin, Greek or Hebrew.”

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One Response to “The Word of God”

  1. Evelyn Walsh
    at 10:11 pm on September 2, 2015

    Thanks for heads up on this– very intrigued with Tyndale after Tudorish reading binge

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