Tyndale Bible Linda talks with Holland Goss, the assistant research coordinator for exhibitions at the New York Public Library, about the Tyndale Bible. The Bible is on display currently at the New York Public Library. The Tyndale translation is significant because it rendered the Scriptures in English, from the Greek and Hebrew versions of the New Testament. Published in 1526, it has a tradition as an extremely literary representation of the Bible... many of the most famous passages in the later King James Version of the Bible originated with William Tyndale. Tyndale was burned at the stake for issuing this English translation of the Gospels... he thought that the scriptures should be accessible to everyone, not just priests..but church leadership begged to differ.