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The Life of William Tyndale – Part 15

HIS LEGACY – by Dr. Herbert Samworth • How is it possible to even think of writing a legacy of such a person as William Tyndale? In many ways he is the father of the English Bible. While it is true that John Wycliffe was the first to translate the Bible into the English language in the late 14th century, he translated from the Latin Vulgate and, as a result, the Wycliffe Bible was a...

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The Life of William Tyndale – Part 14

HIS EXECUTION – by Dr. Herbert Samworth •   Despite the efforts of Latomus, Doyle, and Tapper to have him recent, Tyndale stood firm against their arguments. The only way by which Tyndale could counter their arguments was from his knowledge of Scripture, but in this supreme trial of his life, the Scriptures proved to be more than sufficient. We are not exactly certain for what period...

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The Life of William Tyndale – Part 13

HIS IMPRISONMENT – by Dr. Herbert Samworth •   As we have seen from our previous installment of the life of William Tyndale, he was betrayed and arrested in May 1535. He was taken to the Vilvorde Prison where he would be incarcerated for the remaining months of his life. What do we know about William Tyndale during these final months of his life? Did he ever reflect on the treachery...

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The Life of William Tyndale – Part 12

HIS ARREST AND IMPRISONMENT – by Dr. Herbert Samworth •   By the year 1534 William Tyndale could look back with a degree of gratitude and accomplishment. He had finished the translation and printing of the New Testament in 1526 and a second revised edition in 1534. He also began the translation of the Old Testament with the printing of the books of Moses in 1530. In addition, he had...

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The Life of William Tyndale – Part 11

WILLIAM TYNDALE AND SIR THOMAS MORE – by Dr. Herbert Samworth   When we last noticed William Tyndale, he had completed the publication of the Pentateuch in 1530 and his revised second edition of the New Testament in 1534. We must pause in our narrative of the events of his life to take notice of a verbal battle that ensued between him and Sir Thomas More. It certainly was not the most...

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