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The English Bible: A Sketch of Its History
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The English Bible: A Sketch of Its History


A & C Black 1895

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This short volume gives an thorough overview of how the Scripture was translated into English. Taking each version one at a time, Milligan begins with the paraphrases of the Anglo-Saxons and covers the Wycliffe, Tyndale, Geneva texts, as well as other translations, leading up to the Revised Version of the King James Version.

Key Features

  • Essential New Testament studies
  • Perfect for students and professors
  • Includes table of contents and indexes


  • The Early Paraphrasts
  • John Wycliffe
  • The Wycliffe Versions
  • William Tindale—His Life
  • William Tindale—His Work
  • William Tindale—His Influence
  • Miles Coverdale
  • Matthew’s Bible—Taverner’s Bible
  • The Great Bible
  • The Genevan Versions
  • The Bishops’ Bible
  • The Rheims and Douai Bible
  • The Authorized Version—History of the Undertaking
  • The Authorized Version—Character of the Text
  • The Revised Version

Product Details

  • Title: The English Bible: A Sketch of Its History
  • Author: George Milligan
  • Publisher: A.&C. Black
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 145

About George Milligan

George Milligan was born in 1860 in Scotland. The son of a Biblical studies professor, Milligan also became a prominent Biblical scholar and professor at Glasgow University. He is well-known for his contributions to Greek New Testament studies. He died in 1934.

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