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Title: Translating the Bible

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Date: January 8, 2007
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Between the 730s ? 995 CE, the first Anglo-Saxon or English translations started to emerge by the help of Venerable Bede in the 730's. This translation helped other translators such as English priest John Wycliffe, who wanted the scripture to become available to those who could not speak Latin. Because of the fear that average people would misinterpret the text, Wycliffe's 1408 version was condemned...

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Because of the fear that average people would misinterpret the text, Wycliffe's 1408 version was condemned. William Tyndale, who translated the text from Hebrew and Greek manuscripts in 1525, was burned as a heretic but his work continues to influence virtually all English translations since. The most popular and widely used translation is the King James Version which was published in 1611 when the English language was most vibrant...

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