Building the Bible

The 1500s: The Protestant Reformation

What did the Church think of Tyndale’s translations?

The Church did not like Tyndale’s translations. Copies were smuggled into England in bolts of cloth. The copies were burned as soon as they were found by Church authorities. Anyone caught with a Tyndale Bible risked being burned at the stake in Belgium. Today, it is believed that only a handful of Tyndale Bibles are in existence.


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