The History of the English Bible


Read by MaryAnn

(4.5 stars; 13 reviews)

The celebration of the Tercentenary of the Authorized Version of the English Bible of 1611 has called into existence the little book here presented to the reader's notice. It is the brief repetition of a story beginning in 670 A.D. and reaching on for twelve hundred years to 1879. It takes us back to the Monastery of Whitby where Caedmon the monk paraphrased Scripture story in Saxon song, and brings us through the centuries to the Abbey of Westminster where a distinguished body of English scholars met in 1870 and commenced that Revision of the Scriptures which first saw the light in 1881. (From the Preface) (3 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Preface 2:01 Read by MaryAnn
Anglo-Saxon Versions 20:51 Read by MaryAnn
Wycliffe's Manuscript Bible 28:20 Read by MaryAnn
Tyndale's Printed Translation 25:55 Read by MaryAnn
Coverdale's and the Great Bible 24:09 Read by MaryAnn
Three Rival Versions 41:58 Read by MaryAnn
The Autorized Version of 1611 24:22 Read by MaryAnn
The Revised Version of 1881 23:48 Read by MaryAnn

Reviews

More interesting than I expected!


(4.5 stars)

I chose this book because I like the narrator ...But also because I figured it would be less riveting tan a novel so I wouldn't be diverted from my writing project. While it's true that novel would have tempted me more often this was definitely an interesting read! I even downloaded the text from archive.org in order to re-read some of the more memorable(quotable) commentary.

Tillie


(5 stars)

Thanks for reading! So much great information!

Hardly feel qualified to critique...


(4 stars)

Very well read.