Coverdale, Miles

Coverdale, Miles
   Bishop and Educator.
   Coverdale was born in York and he was educated at the University of Cambridge. He joined the Augustinian Order of Friars in 1514, but left in 1528, having been converted to Protestantism. After preaching Lutheran doctrines, he was forced to leave England. In Europe, he helped William tyndale in his translation of the Pentateuch and in 1535 his translation of the whole Bible was published. This was the first complete English Bible to be printed. It was based on Tyndale’s work supplemented by Martin luther’s and Ulrich zwingli’s versions and the Latin Vulgate. Coverdale himself does not seem to have known Hebrew. Under the patronage of Thomas cromwell, he revised Matthew’s Bible (first edited by John rogers) which was published as the Great Bible. He was forced into exile again in 1540, but he returned to England during the reign of King Edward VI when he was consecrated Bishop of Exeter. Then, during the reign of Queen mary, he lived in Geneva, where he may have been one of the committee which produced the Calvinistic Geneva Bible. He returned to England with the accession of Queen Elizabeth I and he was one of the Bishops who took part in the consecration of Matthew parker as Archbishop of Canterbury. Coverdale is primarily remembered for the Bible translation which bears his name.
   F.F. Bruce, The English Bible, 2nd edn (1970);
   J.F. Mozley, Coverdale and his Bibles (1953).

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