Bishops’ Bible (1568) [Bishops]
Summary of Bishops’ Bible 1568
The Bishops’ Bible is an English translation of the Bible which was produced under the authority of the established Church of England in 1568. It was substantially revised in 1572, and this revised edition was to be prescribed as the base text for the Authorized King James Version of 1611. From Wikipedia.org
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The fame of the Bishop's Bible is that it was the first Bible by the Roman Catholic church in English, where they loosened the strict literalness to the Vulgate's grammar and syntax. Although it was still difficult to understand, it did introduce biblical vocabulary (albeit Catholic concepts) into the English language. Note that the KJV translators were instructed to retain this religious vocabulary (i.e. church, apostle, bishop, baptism, etc) in their version.
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