Section 8. The Earliest Vernacular Bibles

77. Great Bible, 1539

Benjamin Crawford Collection, Birmingham, AL, USA

The Great Bible printed in 1539, the first authorized English Bible, was commissioned by the Vicar General Thomas Cromwell and prepared by Myles Coverdale incorporating Tyndale’s translations and relying on Luther’s translation
The Great Bible printed in 1539, the first authorized English Bible, was commissioned by the Vicar General Thomas Cromwell and prepared by Myles Coverdale incorporating Tyndale’s translations and relying on Luther’s translation