Timeline of the Bibles so far – note the time between the first 2
1,400 BC: The Ten Commandments delivered to Moses.
500 BC: Completion of Original Hebrew Manuscripts which make up the Old Testament.
200 BC: Completion of the Septuagint Greek Manuscripts which contain The 39 Old Testament Books AND 14 Apocrypha Books.
500 AD: Scriptures have been Translated into Over 500 Languages.
600 AD: LATIN was the Only Language Allowed for Scripture.
995 AD: Anglo-Saxon translations of The New Testament Produced.
1384 AD: First hand-written manuscript Copy of the Complete Bible; All 80 Books.
1455 AD: The First Book Ever Printed is Gutenberg’s Bible in Latin.
1516 AD: Erasmus Produces a Greek/Latin New Testament.
1522 AD: Martin Luther’s German New Testament.
1526 AD: The First New Testament printed in the English Language.
1535 AD: Myles Coverdale’s Bible; (80 Books: O.T. & N.T. & Apocrypha).
1537 AD: The Second Complete Bible printed in English. (80 Books).
1539 AD: The “Great Bible” authorized for English Public Use (80 Books).
1560 AD: The Geneva Bible Printed.
1568 AD: The Bible of which the King James was a Revision (80 Books).
1609 AD: The First Complete English Catholic Bible; Translated from the Latin Vulgate.
1611 AD: The King James Bible Printed; Originally with All 80 Books. The Apocrypha was Officially Removed in 1885 Leaving Only 66 Books.
1833 AD: Noah Webster’s Bible; After Producing his Famous Dictionary, Webster Printed his Own Revision of the King James Bible.
1841 AD: English Hexapla New Testament; an Early Textual Comparison showing the Greek and 6 Famous English Translations in Parallel Columns.
1846 AD: The Illuminated Bible; A King James Version, with All 80 Books.
1885 AD: The “English Revised Version” Bible; First Major English Revision of the KJV.
1971 AD: The “New American Standard Bible” (NASB) is Published as a “Modern and Accurate Word for Word English Translation” of the Bible.
1973 AD: The “New International Version” (NIV) is Published as a “Modern and Accurate Phrase for Phrase English Translation” of the Bible.
1982 AD: The “New King James Version” (NKJV) is Published as a “Modern English Version Maintaining the Original Style of the King James.”
2002 AD: 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