Erasmus Greek-Latin New Testament
This is a photographic facsimile of the first edition.
The major contribution of Erasmus to the advancement of the Reformation was his publication in 1516 of a Greek-Latin parallel New Testament which became foundational to much of the translation work of the reformers. His translation and correction of the Latin Vulgate from the Greek was much more accurate and reliable than the version used by the Roman Church. This work of Erasmus focused attention on just how inaccurate the Latin Vulgate Bible had become and how important it was to go back to the original Greek so that the translations of the Scriptures in the languages of the common man could be accurately and faithfully completed. The subsequent versions of Erasmus' Greek New Testament became known as the Textus Receptus. This is a photographic facsimile of the first edition, containing both Greek and Latin in parallel columns.
Greek and Latin
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