This is a beautiful piece of history. The text is a calligraphy type so might be difficult for some people to understand. It's easy to read once your eyes adjust to the different type of text. It's fun getting questions and odd looks when I open this Bible in public. I absolutely love the history and I take this Bible almost everywhere.
I read all the other reviews and couldn't wait for my copy to arrive....when it finally did it was not what I expected. I could not understand Any of the text, absolutely unreadable. I don't understand how all those reviews were written. So I sent it back and got the 1611 KJV. I am very much enjoying reading this translation.
"John Rogers, operating under the assumed name 'Thomas Matthew,' was the first person to ever print a complete English Bible that was translated directly from the original Greek & Hebrew. He took William Tyndales New Testament, and completed Tyndales work on the Old Testament, publishing his First Edition in 1537. William Tyndale is frequently referred to as the 'Architect of the English Language,' (even more so than William Shakespeare) as so many of the phrases Tyndale coined are still in our language today." (www.greatsite.com)
This facsimile edition is a must-have for anyone interested in the evolution of the English language and the rich history of our Christian heritage!
What a privilege to hold a reprint of one of the most influential early English translations of Scripture in my hands! 100% delighted. I don't mind the text being in black and white at all, as I didn't purchase it to be my everyday reading Bible, but to examine a reproduction of one of the true spiritual masterpieces of English literature. I also have reprints of Tynedale's New Testament, the Geneva Bible, and the first edition of the KJV, which I hold in equal esteem.