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English Bible History: Timeline of how we got the English Bible

English Bible History: Timeline of how we got the English Bible
The fascinating story of how we got the Bible in its present form actually starts thousands of years ago, as briefly outlined in our Timeline of Bible Translation History. As a background study, we recommend that you first review our discussion of the Pre-Reformation History of the Bible from 1,400 B.C. to 1,400 A.D., which covers the transmission of the scripture through the original languages of Hebrew and Greek, and the 1,000 years of the Dark & Middle Ages when the Word was trapped in only Latin. Our starting point in this discussion of Bible history, however, is the advent of the scripture in the English language with the “Morning Star of the Reformation”, John Wycliffe. John Wycliffe The first hand-written English language Bible manuscripts were produced in the 1380's AD by John Wycliffe, an Oxford professor, scholar, and theologian. John Hus Johann Gutenberg Thomas Linacre John Colet Erasmus William Tyndale Martin Luther Myles Coverdale John Rogers Thomas Cranmer King Henry VIII Queen Mary Related:  BritishBible Study 1

The Geneca Bible. 1587 edition with Footnotes and the Apocrypha. The Geneva Bible 1587 Edition This online edition includes the important marginal notes. The Geneva Bible is one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into the English language, preceding the King James translation by 51 years. It was the primary Bible of the 16th century Protestant movement and was the Bible used by William Shakespeare, Oliver Cromwell, John Milton, John Knox, John Donne, and John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress. It was one of the Bibles taken to America on the Mayflower, it was used by many English Dissenters, and it was still respected by Oliver Cromwell's soldiers at the time of the English Civil War. Because the language of the Geneva Bible was more forceful and vigorous, most readers preferred this version strongly over the Bishops' Bible, the translation authorized by the Church of England under Elizabeth I.

Why did Henry VIII have six wives? Henry divorced two of his wives (Catherine of Aragon and Anne of Cleves), he had two of his wives executed (Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard) and one of his wives (Jane Seymour) died shortly after childbirth. His last wife (Catherine Parr) outlived him. Why did Henry VIII have six wives? Monarchs in the Tudor times rarely married for love. Henry had six wives because.... He had the first wife because he was betrothed to her by his father. He had the second wife because he fell in love and also needed a legitimate male heir. He had the third wife because he still needed a male heir. He had the fourth wife because of diplomatic reasons. He had the fifth wife because he fell in love again. He had the sixth wife because he was old and sick and needed a companion and nurse who wouldn't give him too much trouble. Henry's main aim was to make sure that the Tudors would keep on ruling England after he died. Who were the six wives? They were (in order) "Divorced, beheaded, died. Back to Henry VIII

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Map of London Social and Functional Analysis 1943 | Mapping London [Updated] This map of London districts, was intended to be used as a grand “masterplan” of how a post-WW2 London could look. Each district appears as a simplified “blob” with rounded edges – many districts are simple ovals. Specific single “University”, “Government”, “Press” and “Law” districts are all defined. Blue dots mark out the main shopping streets, with town halls marked with larger red dots. The accompanying text reads: A simplification of the communities & open space survey showing the existing main elements of London. Thankfully London has not ended up as ordered and prescribed – and obsolescent – as this map suggests. [Update – Thanks to Andrea Marchesetti for mentioning the below related map, from around the same time and with the same general idea, except with more precise boundaries drawn around the communities.] See more maps featured on Mapping London

The Parables of Jesus: Intro and List The parables of Jesus are found in the three synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) and the Gospel of Thomas. We will be studying 27 of the parables found in these texts. In our examination of these stories, we'll consider their literary form and placement within each gospel and the ways scholars of the New Testament and early Christianity have analyzed these texts. New Testament scholars believe that Mark's gospel was used as a source by both Matthew and Luke, so their versions of each parable can be usefully compared to the Markan version to see their editing [or redaction] of the Markan source (though it also possible that they had access to another source in addition to Mark). Their activities of preaching, studying, worshipping, and learning together radically shaped the ways the parables were heard and told. Mark 4:1–20, Matthew 13:3–23, Luke 8:5–15, Thomas 9 Mark 4:26-29 [unique to Mark] Mark 4:30-32, Matthew 13:31-32, Luke 13:18-19, Thomas 20 Matthew 13:24-30, Thomas 57 17b.

Genesis 1 · Geneva Bible Notes (1560) · Commentaries (goodbooksfree.com) You can skip to local navigation, content or closing (global) navigation. <p>JavaScript is disabled within your browser, and <a href="/main/scripting.html">certain features</a> are not available without it.</p> goodbooksfree.com: good. books. free. Good Books Free (beta) Contextual Menu Chapter: ←Previous · All/Index · Next→ Page: ↑Top · Passage · Footer↓ Parallel Passages Scriptures Commentaries Other Helps Treasury (TSK) em Earmarks Your earmarks will show in this area. Geneva Bible Notes (1560): Genesis 1 Verse Navigation 1 ! 1 a First of all, & before that anie creature was, God made heauen and earth of nothing. 2 d He mainteined this confuse heape by his secret power. 2 b As a rude lumpe, & without anie creature in it: for the waters couered all. 2 c Darkenes couered the depe waters: for as yet the light was not created. 3 ! 3 e The light was made before ether sunne or moone was created: therefore we must not attribute that to the creatures that are Gods instruments, which onely apperteineth to God.

Mary I Mary Tudor was the only child born to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon to survive childhood. Had she been born a boy, it is likely that the whole of English history would have been different (but probably less interesting!). Mary had a good childhood as a young princess, and was the center of court attention in her earliest years. But, as the years progressed and no little brothers followed, Mary's father began to look into the alternatives. Eventually, Henry sought an annulment from Catherine, and married his second Queen: Anne Boleyn. When Anne Boleyn gave birth to Elizabeth, Mary was sent to attend the new young Princess in her household. Shortly after the death of Anne Boleyn, Henry wed Jane Seymour, who sought to reconcile the King with his two daughters. In October 1537, Queen Jane gave birth to Edward, Henry's longed for son and Mary stood as the young Prince's godmother at the christening. In January 1540, Mary gained yet another stepmother: Anne of Cleves.

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The History of the Jet Engine - Sir Frank Whittle - Hans Von Ohain By Mary Bellis Dr. Hans von Ohain and Sir Frank Whittle are both recognized as being the co-inventors of the jet engine. Each worked separately and knew nothing of the other's work. Sir Frank Whittle was an English aviation engineer and pilot, the son of a mechanic, Frank Whittle joined the Royal Air Force or RAF as an apprentice. With private financial support, he began construction of his first engine in 1935. The firm of Power Jets Ltd., with which Whittle was associated, received a contract for a Whittle engine, known as the W1, on July 7, 1939. born: June 1, 1907, Coventry, Warwickshire, England died: Aug. 8, 1996, Columbia, Md., U.S. Doctor Hans Von Ohain was a German airplane designer who invented an operational jet engine. Hans Von Ohain joined Ernst Heinkel in 1936 and continued with the development of his concepts of jet propulsion. Hans Von Ohain developed a second improved jet engine, the He S.8A, which was first flown on April 2, 1941. Photo Courtesy U.S.

Who Were the Religious Leaders of Jesus's Day? The Priesthood In first century Palestine there was no separation between church and state. The priests at the temple in Jerusalem not only officiated over the religious life of the Jews, they were also rulers and judges. Herod, who was himself a pawn of Rome, had his own pawns installed in the Jewish priesthood. By the first century the election of the High Priest was more political than religious. “Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things Jesus did, believed in Him. Josephus recorded that the priesthood went so far as to authorize a daily sacrifice for Caesar in the temple. The priesthood lived in luxury well beyond that of the average man. “…impressive archeological remains of their Jerusalem residences show how elegant their life style had become. The priests lived lavish lifestyles while the average Jewish peasant struggled to survive. The Pharisees The Pharisees rose to prominence in what scholars call the second temple period. The Sadducees The Essenes

Horror of All Horrors. Original 1611 King James Version Shows Masonic Handshakes All Throughout the Genealogies. Title: Horror of All Horrors! Original 1611 King James Version Shows Masonic Handshakes All Throughout The Genealogies Stand by for insights so startling you will never look at the news the same way again. Copyright © 2006 Cutting Edge Ministries. Before we get started in this first article in our journey to discover hidden truth about the 1611 King James Version of the Bible, let us remember our main premise: even though some of the most evil men in world history had their hands on the King James Bible from the inside out, they could not change one bit of the text! As we alluded, above, Cutting Edge Ministries is NOT saying that Sir Francis Bacon "wrote the KJV". Historians have debated why King James felt that Bacon needed this manuscript for one year and what Bacon did with or to the manuscript while he had it for that time. NOTE: We have another, and cheaper source, for these original 1611 King James Bibles! Did you catch the pertinent information in this definition? * " work magic"

The Reformation The English Reformation started in the reign of Henry VIII. The English Reformation was to have far reaching consequences in Tudor England. Henry VIII decided to rid himself of his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, after she had failed to produce a male heir to the throne. He had already decided who his next wife would be - Anne Boleyn. By 1527, Catherine was considered too old to have anymore children. However, a divorce was not a simple issue. The Roman Catholic faith believed in marriage for life. This put Henry VIII in a difficult position. Another approach Henry used was to make a special appeal to the pope so that he might get a special "Papal Dispensation". The Archbishop granted Henry his divorce - against the wishes of the pope. This event effectively lead to England breaking away from the Roman Catholic Church based in Rome. How did the people of England react to this? Henry was made Supreme Head of the Church by an Act of Parliament in 1534. To reform means to change.

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