#TheBibleStory Part 7
This part of our Bible Story is quite interesting and very significant. It surely is a must read!
Tyndale Bible Dignified
Ironically, Tyndale’s biggest customer was the King’s men, who would buy up every copy available to burn them and Tyndale used their money to print even more! In the end, Tyndale was caught, incarcerated for 500 days before he was strangled and burned at the stake in 1536. Tyndale’s last words were, “Oh Lord, open the King of England’s eyes”. This prayer was answered just three years later in 1539, when King Henry VIII finally allowed, and even funded, the printing of an English Bible known as the “Great Bible”.
Myles Coverdale and John “Thomas Matthew” Rogers had remained loyal disciples the last six years of Tyndale’s life, and they carried the English Bible project forward and even accelerated it. Coverdale finished translating the Old Testament, and on October 4, 1535, he printed the first complete Bible in the English language, making use of Luther’s German text and the Latin as sources.