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John Wycliffe: The Holy Bible The Old Testament (Volume Two)

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The Middle English translation of The Old Testament (Part Four) by John WycliffeSynopsis:In the late Fourteenth Century, John Wycliffe and his followers, at great peril to themselves, became the first to translate the complete text of the Bible intoMoreThe Middle English translation of The Old Testament (Part Four) by John WycliffeSynopsis:In the late Fourteenth Century, John Wycliffe and his followers, at great peril to themselves, became the first to translate the complete text of the Bible into English. This Beggars Bible became a key event in the subsequent Protestant movement because it allowed the entire Bible to be placed into the hands of the common people for the first time. Unavailable since the late 1800s, this text-only edition of Part Four of The Old Testament is based upon the extremely rare first complete printing of the John Wycliffe Middle English translation of The Holy Bible (Oxford: University Press, 1850). This Volume contains all the Books of the Major and Minor Prophets and includes the Apocryphal Books of The Preier of Jeremye and Baruk. While Middle English spelling of words has been retained, alphabetic and runic symbols which are no longer in current usage have been replaced by their modern equivalents. This gives the modern reader the opportunity to experience the vigorous and idiomatic language of the first great English-language Bible first-hand, and to discover the sense of wonder its first readers must have felt. Three companion volumes of The Old Testament (Parts One, Two & Three) and The New Testament are also currently available.