When was the Bible first printed? The Famous Four

When was the Bible first printed? 

According to the Holy Word of The Lord, the Book of Law was first hand printed or hand written by Moses! The key phrase the Book of law is mentioned more than twenty times in the King James Version of the Word. Additionally, the key word scribe is mentioned more than one hundred times in the KJV of the Word.

And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished. Deuteronomy 31:24 KJV

In second Timothy, Paul writes to Timothy asking him to bring a clock, his scrolls and especially the parchments.The scrolls were likely for reading, while the parchments were likely for writing.

The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments. 2 Timothy 4:13 KJV

More evidence of parchments is found in the Book of Revelation. As the Church in Pergamos is located in the city of Pergamon and Pergamon is know for it's library and as largest manufacturer of parchment 

The National Archives states: Parchment, was the processed skins of mostly sheep and lamb, that have been prepared for the purpose of writing on them! The name apparently derives from the ancient Greek city of Pergamum where parchment is said to have been invented in the second century BC. Skins had been used for writing material even earlier

The Famous Four Bible Translators:

Per The Bible Museum:

John Wycliffe died on December 31, 1384. In his lifetime, he became a well-known philosopher and theologian at Oxford. But it was his theological and biblical studies that drew his greatest attention. He wrote extensively on what he considered the corruption of the Church and contributed significant support for an English translation of the Bible, making his teachings highly controversial. Wycliffe constantly lived under the threat of death. After he died of a stroke, a Bible translation was completed by his followers. His work left such an impression that, 44 years after his death, church officials dug up his body and burned his remains. His followers’ translation work is honored among others at Museum of the Bible in an entire floor dedicated to the history of the Bible.

William Tyndale was tied to a stake, strangled with a rope and torched outside a castle near Brussels on Oct. 6, 1536

Martin Luther may be best known as the father of the Protestant Reformation. One of his greatest achievements was the German Bible! While in hiding for his safety, in 1521, Luther translated the New Testament in eleven weeks. By 1534 he had completed his translation of the Old Testament. It was Luther’s desire that his translation reflect a “spoken” language rather formal, written German.

In 1535, Myles Coverdale, influenced by the works of Martin Luther and other reformers, translated and produced the first complete English Bible ever printed! Coverdale continued the work of William Tyndale’s translation. Tyndale had successfully translated the New Testament, the Pentateuch and the book of Jonah, but his preaching against some of the Roman Catholic church's practices led him to be declared a heretic, arrested and executed.


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