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By Harry Freedman

ISBN-10: 1632866013

ISBN-13: 9781632866011

In 1535, William Tyndale, the 1st guy to supply an English model of the Bible in print, was once captured and imprisoned in Belgium. A 12 months later he was once strangled after which burned on the stake. His co-translator used to be additionally burned. In that very same yr the translator of the 1st Dutch Bible used to be arrested and beheaded. those weren't the 1st, nor have been they the final circumstances of maximum violence opposed to Bible translators. The Murderous background of Bible Translations tells the awesome, and bloody, tale of these who dared translate the be aware of God.

The Bible has been translated excess of the other ebook. To our minds it's self-evident that believers can learn their sacred literature in a language they comprehend. however the heritage of Bible translations is much extra contentious than cause could recommend. Bible translations underlie an brilliant variety of spiritual conflicts that experience plagued the world.

Harry Freedman, writer of The Talmud: A Biography describes brilliantly the passions and robust feelings that come up whilst deeply held non secular convictions are threatened or undermined. He tells of the fight for authority and orthodoxy in a global the place temporal strength was once continually subjugated to the divine. a global during which the assumption of a Bible for all was once so vital that many have been prepared to renounce their time, their protection and sometimes their lives.

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