Wycliffe Bible

Oxford University Press, 1850
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Overview

Published between the years 1382–1395, the Wycliffe Bible is one of the earliest and most recognizable English translations of the Bible. Translated from the Latin Vulgate, the Wycliffe Bible was published with the intent to give the common people a Bible in their language, because according to Wycliffe, it profits greatly when a person can study the Bible in their own tongue and by so doing come to know Christ as Savior. Although the Wycliffe Bible was never an "authorized" translation in its time, nevertheless it remains the most common manuscript literature in Middle English remaining today.

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About John Wycliffe

John Wycliffe (1328–1384) was an English scholar, theologian, philosopher, preacher, and Bible translator. He was a proponent of reform in for the Church in England, standing strong against the teaching of the Catholic Church. Wycliffe was educated at Oxford, obtaining degrees in theology.