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Section 5: History's Bookshelf


While the Bible has been accessible for thousands and thousands of centuries, the introduction of an English translation is somewhat of a fairly modern innovation. The translation of the Holy Scriptures into the vernacular was a dangerous and risky endeavor, and the proponents of giving the Bible to the masses gave their literal blood sweat and tears to accomplish their mission. From early translations by Aelfric to the King James Bible, the story of the Bible in English is a saga of determination and faith.

About the Author

Austin Taylor is a Junior Social Science with Licensure major from McCrory AR. He plans to teach high school history after graduation and continue preaching for his home congregation Citizenship church of Christ.