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Bible Translator William Tyndale Gave English Language 'Nobility,' Says Author
While the words "16th century England" likely call to mind images of Shakespeare, Henry VIII, and Queen Elizabeth, one author has argued that another name should be held in higher renown.
David Teems, author of the recently released Tyndale: The Man Who Gave God an English Voice, argues that a Bible translator named William Tyndale was extremely influential in shaping the English language.
"Tyndale emancipated the English language," said Teems in an interview with CP, adding that Tyndale's translation of the Bible gave the English language "nobility."
"He taught us how to shape our words, but is still largely uncelebrated," lamented Teems, who added that "England has a very poor memory of William Tyndale."...
Dr. Daniel Wallace wrote: Tyndale later revised the NT substantially, and the revision was a bona fide masterpiece. He even coined some new words that found their way into the English vocabulary for the next five centuries‚ÄĒwords such as ‚ÄėPassover,‚Äô ‚Äėpeacemaker,‚Äô ‚Äėscapegoat,‚Äô and even the adjective ‚Äėbeautiful‚Äô were coined by Tyndale.