Talk:Great Bible

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henry and the bible.

"The psalms in the Book of Common Prayer are taken from the Great Bible rather than the King James Bible."

The Book of Common Prayer (and presumably its psalms) would seem to predate the King James Bible. Could this be fixed, or if a subtle point is being made here,mkjik mnjk could it be further explicated? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.252.208.85 (talkcontribs) 09:45, 19 February 2007


This article, together with several others on early English Bibles, gave the impression of depending too heavily on the Encyclopedia Britannica of 1911. Some errors seemed to have rippled through from one article to another. The articles in question include those on the Matthew Bible, Jacobus van Meteren, and Early Modern English Bible translations. (The article on the Great Bible is the least affected.)

There has been a lot of Bible research since 1911. A more reliable starting point for research in this area is Herbert's extremely detailed and careful Historical Catalogue of Printed Editions of the English Bible 1525–1961, dating from 1968. I have therefore edited the articles in question so that they at least no longer contradict Herbert, although they still contain unsourced material that is not supported by Herbert. Also it was necessary to create an article on the Coverdale Bible of 1535.

from chloe kent.

The King was becoming impatient with the slow progress, especially in view of his conviction that the Pilgrimage of Grace had been substantially exacerbated due to the rebels' exploitation of popular religious ignorance. With the bishops showing no signs of completing their task, Cromwell gave official approval to the Matthew Bible as an interim measure in 1537, the year of its publication under the pseudonym "Thomas Matthew". The Matthew Bible combined the New Testament of William Tyndale, and as much of the Old Testament as Tyndale had been able to translate before being put to death the prior year for "heresy."

The word heresy in parens is editorializing. 72.89.116.229 (talk) 16:33, 12 April 2011 (UTC)