No wonder those christians had William Tyndale killed.<quoted text>
Indeed they did. In fact, the Bible was written only in Latin, so that only priests and other scholars could read it. William Tyndale translated the first English Bible. In 1536, he was burned @ the stake for his trouble.
One reason is that if you can read it properly, you can see what a Warlord the OT God was.
After all, we only need to look at the reaction of the Church when the first European (China had them centuries before) printing presses started to produce bulk runs of the bible. Prior to the printing press, the church had a monopoly on the production of documents and books. They also had the authority and influence to ensure that any documents it deemed to be heretical could be seized and destroyed.
Thankfully and despite the best efforts of christians to prevent it, printing presses took book copying out of the hands of the church. This led to more and more secular publications which would shake the foundations of centuries of christian thought.