How We Got Our Bible

This week, we enjoyed a wonderful presentation by class member David Pikett. He explained how the Bible was transmitted down through the ages with a focus on English translations, as well as some information on canonization.

How We Got Our Bible

Translation and Canonization

* Recorded: LIVE. This audio has been edited for class member privacy, time, and content.

One of the questions asked during the lesson was about which translation the Anglicans use(d). According to

The original Anglican Bible was the so-called King James Bible, the Authorised Version. It exists in the original, and also as several modern revised versions. The Jerusalem Bible and the New English Bible are more recent translations.


Timeline of Bible Translations

Bible Translation Timeline

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