The author tells of John Wycliffe, the famous Oxford teacher, preacher who translated the Bible and made his translation available to the poor of the land.
The Revolt #3, in the Wycliffe's England Heros of Reformation series, by Douglas Bond
As the battle of Crecy rages, Hugh, secretary to the first Earl of Oxford, fights with his pen. Willard, a serf, wields his bow. Little do they realize that they will meet again under very different but equally dangerous circumstances. A historically accurate, fast-paced novel about the translation of the Bible into English.
John Wycliffe, Brett BurnerLamp Post Inc. / 2009 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$42.505 out of 5 stars for Wycliffe Bible, Paper. View reviews of this product. 2 ReviewsAvailability: In StockStock No: WW391033
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 English Bible. Wycliffite translations of the New Testament (1380) and Old Testament (1388), which was actually completed by Nicholas of Hereford, opened a new epoch in the history of the Bible. After the inital translation was completed, John Purvey reworked the text again for greater 14th Century -contemporary readability and clarity.
In this new edition, the LAMP POST has taken a 600-year-old ancient translation and made a modern, clean, readable version - a simple yet fun dichotomy - creating a project that all book- and Bible-lovers are sure to appreciate and enjoy!