The October Testament Hardcover Edition


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

Ruth Magnusson Davis of Baruch House Publishing, Vancouver Island, Canada, 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 that it formed the basis of the KJV. Ruth plans to update all the ‘Matthew’ scriptures, 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, and thus to strengthen it for today (Revelation 3). She has faithfully kept the style and truth of the original.

The hardcover edition is a limited print run of 200 books, exceptionally beautiful, with sewn binding, a ribbon marker, and marbled endpapers that replicate the endpapers in Ruth’s Matthew Bible.

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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Only 200 copies of the special edition were printed.

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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


$55 US / $65 CAD
plus shipping and handling

Ruth will give individual quotes for shipping and handling.


7” x 8.25”

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