A timeline for the formation of the bible in what we know it as today. www.faithandvictory.com Auburn, WA. All information gotten from http://www.greatsite.com/timeline-english-bible-history/#timeline
The first written Word of God: The Ten Commandments delivered to Moses.
Completion of All Original Hebrew Manuscripts which make up The 39 Books of the Old Testament.
Completion of the Septuagint Greek Manuscripts which contain The 39 Old Testament Books AND 14 Apocrypha Books.
Completion of All Original Greek Manuscripts which make up The 27 Books of the New Testament.
Athenasius, the Bishop of Alexandria, identifies the 27 books of the New Testament which are today recognized as the canon of scripture.
Jerome's Latin Vulgate Manuscripts Produced which contain All 80 Books (39 Old Test. + 14 Apocrypha + 27 New Test).
Scriptures have been Translated into Over 500 Languages.
LATIN was the Only Language Allowed for Scripture.
Wycliffe is the First Person to Produce a (Hand-Written) manuscript Copy of the Complete Bible; All 80 Books.
Gutenberg Invents the Printing Press; Books May Now be mass-Produced Instead of Individually Hand-Written. The First Book Ever Printed is Gutenberg's Bible in Latin.
Erasmus Produces a Greek/Latin Parallel New Testament.
Martin Luther's German New Testament.
William Tyndale's New Testament; The First New Testament printed in the English Language.
Myles Coverdale's Bible; The First Complete Bible printed in the English Language (80 Books: O.T. & N.T. & Apocrypha).
The "Great Bible" Printed; The First English Language Bible Authorized for Public Use (80 Books).
The Geneva Bible Printed; The First English Language Bible to add Numbered Verses to Each Chapter (80 Books).
The Bishops Bible Printed; The Bible of which the King James was a Revision (80 Books).
The Douay Old Testament is added to the Rheims New Testament (of 1582) Making the First Complete English Catholic Bible; Translated from the Latin Vulgate (80 Books).
The King James Bible Printed; Originally with All 80 Books. The Apocrypha was Officially Removed in 1885 Leaving Only 66 Books.
Robert Aitken's Bible; The First English Language Bible (KJV) Printed in America.
Isaac Collins and Isaiah Thomas Respectively Produce the First Family Bible and First Illustrated Bible Printed in America. Both were King James Versions, with All 80 Books.
Jane Aitken's Bible (Daughter of Robert Aitken); The First Bible to be Printed by a Woman.
Noah Webster's Bible; After Producing his Famous Dictionary, Webster Printed his Own Revision of the King James Bible.
English Hexapla New Testament; an Early Textual Comparison showing the Greek and 6 Famous English Translations in Parallel Columns.
The Illuminated Bible; The Most Lavishly Illustrated Bible printed in America. A King James Version, with All 80 Books.
Robert Young's "Literal" Translation; often criticized for being so literal that it sometimes obscures the contextual English meaning.
The "English Revised Version" Bible; The First Major English Revision of the KJV.
The "American Standard Version"; The First Major American Revision of the KJV.
The "Revised Standard Version" (RSV); said to be a Revision of the 1901 American Standard Version, though more highly criticized.
The "New American Standard Bible" (NASB) is Published as a "Modern and Accurate Word for Word English Translation" of the Bible.
The "New International Version" (NIV) is Published as a "Modern and Accurate Phrase for Phrase English Translation" of the Bible.
The "New King James Version" (NKJV) is Published as a "Modern English Version Maintaining the Original Style of the King James."
The "New Revised Standard Version" (NRSV); further revision of 1952 RSV, (itself a revision of 1901 ASV), criticized for "gender inclusiveness".
The English Standard Version (ESV) is Published as a translation to bridge the gap between the accuracy of the NASB and the readability of the NIV.