The October Testament Hardcover Edition (and PDF version)


HardcoverWilliam Tyndale’s New Testament Gently Updated (Hardcover Edition)

Ruth Magnusson Davis has updated William Tyndale’s New Testament as it was contained in the Matthew Bible of John Rogers. Rogers first published the Matthew Bible in 1537. Few people know it formed the basis of the KJV. Ruth plans to update the full Matthew Bible, but has first published the New Testament here. Her approach is not to make a new translation, but to update that which we first received – which was the best.

Exceptionally beautiful, with sewn binding, a ribbon marker, and marbled endpapers that replicate the endpapers in Ruth’s genuine Matthew Bible. 

First printing: No longer available.

Second printing: September 2016. $55US each.

The hardcover is lighter than the paperback due to the lightweight paper used, and the font size is slightly larger.

Sample scriptures are on Ruth’s website:

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1st hardcover edition: No longer available.

2nd hardcover edition $55.00US

Also: PDF version: $22.50US  – This is not an e-book. It is PDF for viewing on tablets, etc.

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“My goal was not to make a modern bible, but to keep as much of the old as possible while making the language understandable for today.”
– Editor Ruth Magnusson Davis


Ruth is a retired lawyer and a scholar of Early Modern English, the works of William Tyndale, and the Matthew Bible. She worked almost seven years full time on this New Testament.


The October Testament

William Tyndale’s New Testament with notes from Tyndale and John Rogers, all gently updated by Ruth Magnusson Davis


(2nd edition) $55 US/ $65 CAD (& S&H) while supplies last
PDF Edition $22.50 US


7” x 8.25”

Casebound cover, smyth-sewn, encased with headbands and with a ribbon marker