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Article 0140 - English Translations


History of the English Translations

Jon Gary Williams

Dates represent time of completion. Some are only New Testament translations. Some of the more recent are not genuine translations, but are paraphrases or "thought" translations and may contain doctrinal bias. Caution should be taken in using some of these works.

Wycliff - 1380
Tyndale - 1526
Coverdale - 1535
Matthew Bible (Revision of Tyndale's work) - 1537
Hollybride - 1538
Great Bible (first authorized English version) - 1539
Crammers Bible - 1540
Geneva - 1557
Bishop's Bible - 1568
Rheim's - 1582
Douay - 1609
Authorized Bible (King James) - 1611
Harwood - 1768
Doddridge - 1775
Campbell - 1790
Macknight - 1795
Wakefield - 1795
Scarlett - 1798
Improved - 1808
Kneeland - 1822
Boothbody - 1823
Webster - 1833
Conquest - 1841
Whiting - 1849
Benisch - 1851
Murdock - 1852
New Jewish Bible - 1853
Sharpe - 1856
Young - 1862
Rotherham - 1868 (also 1872 and 1879)
Alford - 1869
Darby - 1871
Revised Version - 1881
Friedlander - 1884
English Revision - 1885
Fendon - 1885
20th Century New Testament (three volumes - 1898, 1901, 1904)
Hayman's Epistles - 1900
Way's Bible - 1901
American Standard Version - 1901
New Testament in Modern Speech - 1902
Weymoth - 1902
Westminster - 1913
Moffatt - 1913
Numeric - 1913
A New Testament (Masoretic Text) - 1917
Concordant - 1926
New Testament in Modern English - 1924
Cunningham - 1926
Torrey - 1933
Williams - 1937 and 1952
Book of Books - 1938
Goodspeed - 1939
Basic English - 1941
Wand - 1946
Knox - 1947
Letchworth - 1948
Phillips - 1948 and 1958
New World Translation (Jehovah's Witnesses) - 1950
Rieu - 1952
Revised Standard Version - 1952
Laubach - 1956
Expanded - 1956
Amplified - 1958
New American Standard - 1960
New English Bible - 1961 and 1970
Simplified - 1961 and 1963
New Jewish Version - 1962
Living Bible - 1962 and 1971
New Testament in the Language of Today - 1963
Revised Standard Version (Catholic Edition) - 1965
Jerusalem Bible - 1966
Today's English Version - 1968
Barclay - 1969
New American Bible - 1970
Bible in Living English - 1972
Revised Standard (Common Bible) - 1973
New International Version - 1973 and 1978
New King James - 1979






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