Tyndale's New Testament For The 21st Century
Vancouver Island, Canada, September 11, 2016 – This, The October Testament, is Tyndale's New Testament as it was published in the 1549 Matthew Bible, complete with the notes and commentaries of that Reformation Bible, and all gently updated by Ruth Magnusson Davis (published by Baruch House Publishing, octobertestament.com).
The primary author of The October Testament is the English martyr, William Tyndale. This is his final New Testament translation of 1535. Two years later, his friend John Rogers, also martyred, published these scriptures in a little-known but very important Reformation Bible called The Matthew Bible, which became the first authorized English Bible under King Henry VIII. The wine-colored cover is symbolic of the blood with which this bible was bought.
Ruth Davis is founder and editor of the New Matthew Bible Project. Her work is to update the Matthew Bible; not to make a modern bible, but to keep the language of the original as much as possible, which she calls the real language of the faith.
Ruth, a retired lawyer, is a scholar of early modern English, the writings of William Tyndale, and The Matthew Bible. In 2009, she retired from professional practice in order to undertake this work full-time. In October 2015, she completed the New Testament, The October Testament.
About the Author:
Ruth Magnusson Davis is a retired lawyer with an undergraduate degree in languages, and a conservative Christian. She holds to the fullness of Reformation doctrine, with one foot in the camp of evangelical traditional Anglicans and another with the Lutherans. She presently resides in Canada.
Available through the website: www.octobertestament.com, or call 250-386-8689 for: Limited Edition
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