The First Greek New Testament Printed without Parallel Latin Translation
Novum Testamentum Graece.
Haguenau, France: Thomas Anshelm, 1521.
Interest in a New Testament printed solely in Greek compelled the German scholar Nicolaus Gerbel (ca. 1485–1560) to urge Erasmus to publish such a volume, even as Erasmus was in the midst of producing his 1516 first edition, which included Greek and Latin in parallel columns. Erasmus maintained this bilingual format for his second edition, published in 1519. Gerbel finally succeeded in obtaining permission to edit the text of Erasmus’s second edition and thus produced the first entirely Greek New Testament in 1521.