Fragment of Tyndale’s English New Testament

Collection ID



Bible - Printed Book




Antwerp, (Belgium)




Printed on Paper


111 leaves; 6.25 × 4 × 0.5 in. (15.9 × 10.2 × 1.3 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on View

William Tyndale’s English New Testament was first printed in 1526, with revised editions following in 1534 and 1536. Three editions of Tyndale’s New Testament were published in 1536; this fragment is from one of them. By 1536, Tyndale was condemned as a heretic and given an opportunity to recant. When he refused, he was strangled and set on fire. Despite his death, Tyndale’s translation continued to influence English Bible translation through the next century.

Printed in 1536, Antwerp. Acquired before 2011 by Dr. Joseph W. Johnson, Florida;[1] Privately purchased in 2011 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2014 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Museum of the Bible reached out to Dr. Johnson about additional provenance information and at this time, no additional information has been provided.

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