Bible, Matthew's Version leaf. Recto: "The Epistle of S. Paule To the Galathians"

William Tyndale, John Rogers, John Day, William Seres, and Edmund Becke

James Madison University

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, United States

Signature P2. Recto: "The Epistle of S. Paule To the Galathians." Verso: "The Epistle of S. Paul To the Ephesians." Dealer's Notes: Double column, 65 lines of text and headline in attractive gothic type. The Matthew's Bible was the second complete Bible to be printed in English, based to a large extent on the condemned version of Tyndale. It takes its name from Thomas Matthews, the pseudonym of the editor, John Rogers. Sometimes called the "Big Bible." A reprint of Mathew's Bible of 1537, edited by Edmund Becke. "Thomas Mathew is commonly treated as a pseudonym of John Rogers (1500?-1555), Tindale's intimate friend ... But as Rogers only edited what is essentially Tindale's trnaslation, it seems more probable that Mathew stands for Tindale's own name, which it was then dangerous to employ."--Brit. and for. Bible society


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