William Tyndale 6th October


William Tyndale, Protestant reformer and Bible translator. Portrait from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs.

William Tyndale 6th October,Biblical Scholar died 1536

The Collect for 6th October

Max Young

Lord, give your people grace to hear and keep your word that, after the example of your servant WILLIAM TYNDALE, we may not only profess your gospel but also be ready to suffer and die for it, to the honour of your name;

Who was WILLIAM TYNDALE? If I stood up in church and said, “Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est” it would be like stepping back 500 years, since few of the congregation would understand me. The phrase means, “For also knowledge itself is power.” If he had been a member of our church back then, William Tyndale would have understood because Latin was one of the seven languages he spoke. The words would have struck home because he had been refused permission by the Church authorities to translate the Latin Bible into English.

For most of us, it’s hard to imagine not being able to have an English Bible to read.  [ It ]


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