Miles Coverdale (Coverdale Miles)( English translator of the Bible)
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Biography Miles Coverdale (Coverdale Miles)
Born in Yorkshire. He studied theology at Cambridge University and became a preacher, in 1551 was appointed Bishop of Exeter. Coverdale translated many religious works, on the initiative of Thomas Cromwell (c.. 1485-1540) produced the first complete translation of the Bible into English, published in 1535 (presumably in Zurich). For this edition of Coverdale used the New Testament Tindala, and books of the Old Testament translated from the German and Latin versions, so that its merit lies primarily in the popularization of the Bible, and not to prepare a scientific and accurate translation of its. Psalms in the Coverdale translation is still used in Anglican missal (book of public worship), many biblical passages in his translation is included in the officially approved translation of the Bible (Authorized Version). Coverdale also participated in the publication of a so-called. Great Bible (1539), which, according to the order of T. Cromwell, were required to buy all the parish churches in the kingdom. Coverdale died in February 1568.