William Tyndale

Let there be an English Bible!


William Tyndale was born around the border of Wales in Gloucestershire.

He went to school at Oxford University and later Cambridge University

He was well versed in different languages, manners, and the Bible.

"Master Tyndale, as he was learned and well practiced in God's matters, so he spared not to show unto them simply and plainly his judgment in matters, as he thought; and when they at any time did vary from Tyndale in opinions and judgment, he would show them in the book, and lay plainly before them the open and manifest places of the Scriptures, to confute their errors, and confirm his sayings." -From "Foxes Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe.


William Tyndale translated the entire bible from Latin and Greek into English.

William Studied at two colleges for 11 years

Traveled from England to Germany in order to get the English Bible Published

Impact on Today

Translated phrases such as: Let there be light, The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak, and Eat, Drink, and be Merry

His translation of the bible allowed people other than the Clergy to read the Scriptures.

Interesting Facts

Went to Germany to learn Hebrew because of England act of Expulsion against Jewish people.

To kill him, the English choked him and the burned his body

William's final words were: "God, open the king of England's eye's"



Works Cited

Foxe, John. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Foxe’s Book of Martyrs. Web. 28 Feb. 2014. <http://www.exclassics.com/foxe/foxe185.htm>.

“Wikipedia.” N.d. Wikipedia. Web. 28 Feb. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tyndale>.