Lecture 1: Early Beginnings (Part 1)

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Lesson

Understanding the roots of the English language and knowing the history of the English translations of the Bible gives you a context that can help you understand the meaning of the passage you are reading. 

Outline

I. Introduction to the class

A. Overview of the class

B. Recommended Reading

C. Goal of the Course

1. Overview of the history of the English Bible

2. Conceptual framework for Bible interpretation

3. Vocabulary for biblical interpretive studies

4. Genres in the Bible and their respective rules of interpretation

II. The Making of the English Language

A. Anglo-Saxon dialect

B. French influence

III. EARLY TRANSLATIONS

A. John Wycliffe

B. William Tyndale

C. Miles Coverdale

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