Bible Society in Northern Ireland

Bible Translation Landmarks

A Chronology of 24 Bible Translations in the English Language

1568
Bishops’ Bible
1611
Authorised (King James) Version
1885
English Revised Version
1901
American Standard Version
1952
Revised Standard Version
1964
Amplified Bible (expanded AV text)
1966
Jerusalem Bible
1970
New English Bible
1971
Living Bible
1971
New American Standard Version
1976
Good News Bible
1979
New International Version
1982
New King James (Authorised) Version
1985
New Jerusalem Bible
1987
New Century Version
1989
New Revised Standard Version
1989
Revised English Bible
1995
Contemporary English Version
1995
God’s Word
1996
New Living Translation
1998
New Light Bible (New International Reader’s Version)
2001
English Standard Version
2002
The Message (Petersen)
2005
Today’s New International Version

Significant landmarks

In addition, a great many additional English translations have been produced of the New Testament or other portions of Scripture.

C.200BC
The (Greek) Septuagint translated from the Hebrew
C.400AD
The Vulgate - New Latin version by Jerome
1384
John Wycliffe’s First (handwritten) Bible in English
1516
Greek and Latin New Testament by Erasmus
1526
William Tyndale’s New Testament
1535
Myles Coverdale’s Bible the first printed Bible in English
1539
The Great Bible
1560
Geneva Bible
1568
The Bishop’s Bible
1609
The Douai-Reims Bible
1881/85
The English Revised Version

File attachments

Daily Bible Reading Guide 2017
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