English Bible Timeline
Here is a timeline of the development of our English Bible

1,400 BC: The first written Word of God: The Ten Commandments delivered to Moses.

500 BC: Completion of All Original Hebrew Manuscripts which make up The 39 Books of the Old Testament.

200 BC: Completion of the Septuagint Greek Manuscripts which contain The 39 Old Testament Books AND 14 Apocrypha Books.

1st Century AD: Completion of All Original Greek Manuscripts which make up The 27 Books of the New Testament.

315 AD: Athenasius, the Bishop of Alexandria, identifies the 27 books of the New Testament which are today recognized as the body of New Testament scripture.

382 AD: Jerome's Latin Vulgate Manuscripts Produced which contain All 80 Books (39 Old Test. + 14 Apocrypha + 27 New Test).

500 AD: Scriptures have been Translated into Over 500 Languages.

600 AD: LATIN was the Only Language Allowed for Scripture.

995 AD: Anglo−Saxon (Early Roots of English Language) Translations of The New Testament Produced.

1384 AD: Wycliffe is the First Person to Produce a Hand−Written manuscript copy of the whole Bible   (All 80 Books.)

1455 AD: Gutenberg Invents the Printing Press; Books May Now be mass−Produced Instead of Individually Hand−Written. The First Book Ever Printed is a bible in Latin.

1516 AD: Erasmus Produces a Greek/Latin Parallel New Testament.

1522 AD: Martin Luther Produces a German New Testament.

1526 AD: William Tyndale Produces a New Testament; The First New Testament printed in the English Language.

1535 AD: Myles Coverdale Produces a Bible; The First Complete Bible printed in the English Language (All 80 Books: O.T., N.T. and Apocrypha).

1537 AD: The "Tyndale−Matthews Bible" produced; The Second Complete Bible printed in English. Done by John "Thomas Matthew" Rogers (All 80 Books).

1539 AD: The "Great Bible" Printed; The First English Language Bible Authorized for Public Use (All 80 Books).

1560 AD: The "Geneva Bible" Printed; The First English Language Bible to add Numbered Verses to Each Chapter (All 80 Books).

1568 AD: The "Bishops Bible" Printed; The Bible of which the King James was a Revision (All 80 Books).

1609 AD: The Douay Old Testament is added to the Rheims New Testament (of 1582) Making the First Complete English Catholic Bible; Translated from the Latin Vulgate (All 80 Books).

1611 AD: The "King James Bible" Printed; Originally with All 80 Books. The Apocrypha was Officially Removed in 1885 Leaving Only 66 Books.

1782 AD: Robert Aitken prints a Bible; The First English Language Bible (KJV) Printed in America.

1791 AD: Isaac Collins and Isaiah Thomas Respectively Produce the First Family Bible and First Illustrated Bible Printed in America. Both were King James Versions, with All 80 Books.

1808 AD: Jane Aitken prints a Bible (Daughter of Robert Aitken); The First Bible to be Printed by a Woman.

1833 AD: Noah Webster prints a Bible; After Producing his Famous Dictionary, Webster Printed his Own Revision of the King James Bible.

1841 AD: English Hexapla New Testament; an Early Textual Comparison showing the Greek and 6 Famous English Translations in Parallel Columns.

1846 AD: The Illuminated Bible; The Most Lavishly Illustrated Bible printed in America. A King James Version, with All 80 Books.

1885 AD: The "English Revised Version" Bible; The First Major English Revision after the KJV.

1901 AD: The "American Standard Version"; The First Major American Revision after the KJV.

1971 AD: The "New American Standard Bible" (NASB) is Published and advertised as a "Modern and Accurate Word for Word English Translation" of the Bible.

1973 AD: The "New International Version" (NIV) is Published and advertised as a "Modern and Accurate Phrase for Phrase English Translation" of the Bible.

1982 AD: The "New King James Version" (NKJV) is Published and advertised as a "Modern English Version Maintaining the Original Style of the King James."

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