William Tyndale, translator of the Bible into English. - Why is it that over the centuries the most widely circulated and translated writings throughout history, are that of the Bible. Why is that men's ideas and thoughts about science have changed, but the teaching of the Bible has remained consistent. Could it be that the Bible contains the thoughts of God and an invitation to get to know him.
Meet William Tyndale: Father of the English Bible: Illustration of William Tyndale (1494-1536) while imprisoned at Vilvorde. Tyndale had run afoul of King Henry VIII for translating the Bible into English. In May 1535, Tyndale was betrayed by a close friend, Henry Phillips. He was arrested by the king's officials and imprisoned in Vilvorde, near modern-day Brussels. There he was tried and convicted of heresy and treason, and was strangled to death.
William Tyndale- Leading figure in Protestant reformism who was first to translate considerable parts of the Bible into English, for a public, lay readership, and was hanged and burned at the stake for it.
"Lord, open the king of England's eyes!" -- William Tyndale's prayer before he was put to death. He was killed 479 years ago today for translating the Bible into English. Tyndale's translation was the first English Bible to draw directly from Hebrew and Greek texts, the first English one to take advantage of the printing press, and first of the new English Bibles of the Reformation - wikipedia
William Tyndale (1494–1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in Protestant reform in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. He was influenced by the work of Desiderius Erasmus, who made the Greek New Testament available in Europe, and by Martin Luther.