Vernacular Bibles Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Literary Criticism (1400-1800))

The English Bible
The newe Testament as it was written, and caused to be written, by them which herde yt. To whom also oure saveoure Christ Jesus commanded that they shulde preache it unto al creatures [translated by William Tyndale] c. 1526
Biblia. The Bible, that is, the holy Scripture of the Olde and New Testament, faithfully translated out of Douche and Latyn in to Englishe [translated by Miles Coverdale] 1535
The Byble, which is all the holy Scripture: In whych are contayned the Olde and Newe Testament truly and purely translated into Englysh by Thomas Matthew [commonly called Matthew's Bible] 1537
The Byble in Englyshe, that is to saye the content of all the holy scrypture, bothe of ye olde and newe testament, truly translated after the veryte of the Hebrue and Greke textes, by ye dylygent studye of dyuerse excellent learned men, expert in the forsayde tonges [commonly called the first Great Bible; sometimes called Cromwell's Bible] 1539
The Byble in Englyshe, that is to saye the contēt of all the holy scrypture … with a prologe thereinto, made by … Thomas archbyshop of Cantorbury [commonly called the second Great Bible; sometimes called Cranmer's Bible] 1540
The Bible and Holy Scriptures conteyned in the Olde and Newe Testament. Translated according to the Ebrue and Greke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers langages. With moste profitable annotations vpon all the hard places, and other things of great importance as may appeare in the Epistle to the Reader [commonly called the Geneva Bible; sometimes called the Breeches Bible] 1560
The. holie. Bible. [commonly called the Bishops' Bible] 1568
The Holie Bible faithfully translated into English out of the authentical Latin [commonly called the Douai Bible] 1609
The Holy Bible conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the Originall tongues: & with the Former Translations [commonly called the Authorized Version or the King James Version] 1611

The German Bible
Das Newe Testament Deutzsch [translated by Martin Luther] 1522
Biblia, das ist, die ganze Heilige Schrifft Deudsch [translated by Martin Luther] 1534