“Strengthening that which we first received”
Ruth Magnusson Davis calls herself a Lutheran Anglican. A retired lawyer with an undergraduate degree in languages, in 2009 she founded the New Matthew Bible Project, dedicated to gently updating the Matthew Bible, a little-known Reformation Bible published in 1537 (“that which we first received”). She began with the New Testament, which is the work of William Tyndale. In 2016, after seven years of work, Ruth published her gentle update of Tyndale’s New Testament as “The October Testament.” She calls it the only modern bible that is not.
Go here to learn about this update of an important Reformation bible: The October Testament.
About Baruch House Publishing
We remember that which we first received, and strengthen the things that are ready to die
In 2005 Ruth formed Baruch House Publishing, with a focus on publishing works of the early English Reformation. ‘Baruch’ was the name of the prophet Jeremiah’s secretary. It was symbolic for Ruth, who felt like something of a secretary to William Tyndale. ‘Baruch’ also means ‘blessed’ in the Hebrew tongue. In 2016, Baruch House published The October Testament, the gently updated New Testament of William Tyndale as it was contained in the Matthew Bible, together with the long-lost commentaries of William Tyndale and John Rogers.
Baruch House has more publications on the way, including a history of the Matthew Bible, due out in early 2018. Also, Ruth wants to begin work on the Old Testament as soon as possible. She hopes at some time to publish updated editions of the lost works of Myles Coverdale, such as “Hope of the Faithful” and “Fruitful Lessons,” which are packed with true and divine doctrine.
About Ruth Magnusson Davis
After years of seeking in New Age and non-Christian religions, Ruth came to faith in 1998. She began to read different Bible versions, but was not satisfied until she discovered Tyndale’s New Testament. Then she discovered the Matthew Bible, which contains Tyndale’s New Testament, that part of the Old Testament that he was able to complete, and, as to the rest, the translations of the lesser-known Myles Coverdale. Coverdale’s Old Testament is remarkable for the clarity of the prophetical books. Ruth taught herself how to read the old English, became convicted that the world needed to have this Bible again, and in 2009 retired from her law practice to work on the New Matthew Bible Project. She has closely studied early modern English language and grammar and the writings of William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale.
More information is at the website dedicated to The October Testament.