NOTES on this Page:|
If you are having trouble reading this page, that's understandable. Between the typeface and the
spelling, it sure looks a lot different than today's English. If your browser is Internet Explorer,
take your mouse and point to a
line of text; a "modernized" translation of that line will pop up.
The first eight lines above contain a summary of the contents of this chapter of John. The actual
8th Chapter begins at the large 'A' ("And Jesus ...").
Since it's all of one typeface, its hard to tell Tyndale's notes from the Bible text.
- The actual page size is just 4-inches by 6-inches,
which makes it the smallest Bible displayed on this Site. It was deliberately small to make it easier to
smuggle into England.
- It would be a long time before there was such a thing as
standardized spelling. So watch out for words like "shulde" (should), "middes"
(midst), "whyll" (while), "synne" (sin), and
"stondinge" (standing). (See our lesson on
How to Read Old English.)
- Some of the phrases used in the 1500's sound really
quaint to us today. In the story above, the woman was caught in adultery --
"even as the deed was adoing."