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Erasmus Greek-Latin New Testament

Title

Erasmus Greek-Latin New Testament

Creator

Files

Document Type

Photographic reproduction

Keywords

Bible, Erasmus

Brief Description

This is a photographic facsimile of the first edition.

Context

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.

Language

Greek and Latin

Publication Date of the Original

1519

Publisher of the Reproduction

Pilgrim Walk

City

Litchfield Park, AZ

Date

2010

Erasmus Greek-Latin New Testament

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