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    On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 one of only eleven existing copies of The whole booke of Psalmes faithfully translated into English metre, commonly referred to simply as the Bay Psalms Book was auctioned off at Sotheby’s Auction House in New York City. The Bay Psalm book is truly special because it was the first book published in America. The work was done by the Puritans in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the year 1640.

    The Puritans followed a strict lifestyle that valued education because it allowed them to study their religion and follow laws. The Puritans found many flaws in the translations from Hebrew to English of the book of psalms done by the Church of England so...

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