Translation of Hebrew in English Bible Versions
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1. Early Translations from Hebrew

Before the 16th century, English versions of the Bible were translated from the Latin Vulgate; the first translation from the Hebrew was completed in 1530 by William Tyndale, who was led by a faithful approach “to Hebraize his English rather than always to provide an idiomatic English version of the Scriptures” (Hammond 1980:354). Indeed, features of Hebre…

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Esposito, Raffaele, “Translation of Hebrew in English Bible Versions”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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