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1400 BC: The first written Word of God: The Ten Commandments delivered
500 BC: Completion of All Original Hebrew Manuscripts which make up
The 39 Books of the Old Testament.
200 BC: Completion of the Septuagint Greek Manuscripts which contain
The 39 Old Testament Books AND 14 Apocrypha Books.
1st Century AD: Completion of All Original Greek Manuscripts which make up
The 27 Books of the New Testament.
315 AD: Athenasius, the Bishop of Alexandria, identifies the 27 books of
the New Testament which are today recognized
as the canon of scripture.
382 AD: Jeromeâ€™s Latin Vulgate Manuscripts Produced which contain All 80 Books
(39 Old Test. + 14 Apocrypha + 27 New Test).
500 AD: Scriptures have been Translated into Over 500 Languages.
620 AD: LATIN was the Only Language Allowed for Scripture.
995 AD: Anglo-Saxon (Early Roots of English Language) Translations of
The New Testament Produced.
1384 AD: Wycliffe is the First Person to Produce a (Hand-Written) manuscript
Copy of the Complete Bible; All 80 Books.
1455 AD: Gutenberg Invents the Printing Press; Books May Now be
mass-Produced Instead of Individually Hand-Written.
The First Book Ever Printed is Gutenbergâ€™s Bible in Latin.
1516 AD: Erasmus Produces a Greek/Latin Parallel New Testament.
1522 AD: Martin Lutherâ€™s German New Testament.
1526 AD: William Tyndaleâ€™s New Testament; The First New Testament printed in
the English Language.
1535 AD: Myles Coverdaleâ€™s Bible; The First Complete Bible printed
in the English Language (80 Books: O.T. & N.T. & Apocrypha).
1537 AD: Tyndale-Matthews Bible; The Second Complete Bible printed in English.
Done by John â€śThomas Matthewâ€ť Rogers (80 Books).
1539 AD: The â€śGreat Bibleâ€ť Printed; The First English Language Bible
Authorized for Public Use (80 Books).
1560 AD: The Geneva Bible Printed; The First English Language Bible
to add Numbered Verses to Each Chapter (80 Books).
1568 AD: The Bishops Bible Printed; The Bible of which
the King James was a Revision (80 Books).
1609 AD: The Douay Old Testament is added to the
Rheims New Testament (of 1582)
Making the First Complete English Catholic Bible;
Translated from the Latin Vulgate (80 Books).
1611 AD The King James Bible Printed; Originally with All 80 Books.
The Apocrypha was Officially Removed in 1885 Leaving Only 66 Books.
1782 AD: Robert Aitkenâ€™s Bible; The First English Language Bible (KJV)
Printed in America.
1791 AD: Isaac Collins and Isaiah Thomas Respectively Produce the
First Family Bible and First Illustrated Bible Printed in America.
Both were King James Versions, with All 80 Books.
1808 AD: Jane Aitkenâ€™s Bible (Daughter of Robert Aitken);
The First Bible to be Printed by a Woman.
1833 AD: Noah Websterâ€™s Bible; After Producing his Famous Dictionary,
Webster Printed his Own Revision of the King James Bible.
1841 AD: English Hexapla New Testament; an Early Textual Comparison
showing the Greek and 6 Famous English Translations
in Parallel Columns.
1846 AD: The Illuminated Bible; The Most Lavishly Illustrated Bible
printed in America. A King James Version, with All 80 Books.
1885 AD: The â€śEnglish Revised Versionâ€ť Bible;
The First Major English Revision of the KJV.
1901 AD: The â€śAmerican Standard Versionâ€ť;
The First Major American Revision of the KJV.
1971 AD: The â€śNew American Standard Bibleâ€ť (NASB) is Published as a
â€śModern and Accurate Word for Word English Translationâ€ť of the Bible.
1973 AD: The â€śNew International Versionâ€ť (NIV) is Published as a
â€śModern and Accurate Phrase for Phrase English Translationâ€ť
of the Bible.
1982 AD: The â€śNew King James Versionâ€ť (NKJV) is Published as a
â€śModern English Version Maintaining the
Original Style of the King James.â€ť
2002 AD: The English Standard Version (ESV) is Published as a translation
to bridge the gap between the accuracy of the NASB
and the readability of the NIV.