Wycliffe Bible John Wycliffe's translation of the Holy Scriptures from the Latin Vulgate

ISBN-10: 1600391028
ISBN-13: 9781600391026
Authors: John Wycliffe, Brett Burner
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Here is John Wycliffe's greatest accomplishment: the translation of the Holy Scriptures into MIddle English. Producing the first complete English Bible, Wycliffe was the first to set aside Latin as the language of the Scriptures and reach the English people in their own tongue. Working from contemporary manuscripts of the Latin Vulgate, he sought "no strange English," but only the easiest, most common - albeit the most Latin-like language possible. (Latin constructions and word order were preserved even where they conflicted with English idiom.)His work was used by the Lollards, a group of itinerant preachers ("poor priests") who went about preaching, reading, and teaching from this new…    
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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Lamp Post Incorporated Number of pages: 800 Dimensions: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.63" tall Weight: 3.872 lbs.