Taverner's Bible, 1539

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Title page from a first edition of Taverner's Bible, published in London in 1539.


This translation of the Bible in English was named after its editor.

Richard Taverner (1505?-1575) was a famous Greek scholar educated at Oxford. Some London printers invited him to produce a revised version of Matthew's Bible (1537) for publication.

Taverner's revisions were not very extensive, and his version had little influence on the further history of the Bible in English.

[NLS shelfmark: Hax.100]


A first edition of this Bible and others formed part of the display about 'The Bible in English' in our George VI Bridge Building from 2 November 2011 to 8 January 2012.

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