The Original English Translation of the Holy Bible — Now in Large Print with over 50 Images!
This is the one to buy! Now available in a Large Hard Cover 8.5″ x 11″ Format with 12pt. type and beautified text, with the inclusion of over 50 images of ancient artwork and illuminated texts.
Now you can enjoy the rich
ness of Wycliffe’s ancient text in a modern, easy to read format. This is the perfect gift for the pastor or bible scholar you love!
Here is John Wycliffe’s greatest accomplishment: the translation of the Holy Scriptures into English. Producing the first complete English bible, Wycliffe was the first to set aside Latin as the language of the Scriptures and to 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. 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.
LAMP POST has taken a 600 year-old ancient translation and made a modern, clean, readable version of the original Middle English text, a simple yet fun dichotomy, creating a project that all book- and bible-lovers are sure to appreciate and enjoy!
This special project contains a forward from Lamp Post publisher Brett Burner, a preface on Wycliffe from William Nix, and the complete Chapter 7 of Foxes Book of Martyrs, dedicated to the man John Wycliffe who risked all to put the Word of God into the hands of the common man. Also new in this edition, a newly translated commentary by John Purvey (the scholar who worked closely with Wycliffe to revise his original, more literal translation into the more readable common text as contained in this volume), an incredibly insightful expression on why Scripture should be translated for ALL men.
The Wycliffe Bible also contains the non-canonical “Epistle to the Laodiceans”, which had been included in the Latin documents used by Wycliffe (included solely as a point of interest).
COMING SOON IN A LEATHER BOUND EDITION!