German New Testament

[German New Testament].
Das Newe Testament Deutzsch.
Wittenberg: Melchior Lotther, [December] 1522. (BRA0930)

Martin Luther (1483–1546) was the first to translate the Bible into a vernacular language on the basis of the original languages. First printed at Wittenberg in September 1522, Luther’s German New Testament exerted enormous influence on the development of modern German and helped widen the influence of Lutheran teachings. This second edition, known as Luther’s “December Testament,” is the earliest publication in Bridwell Library’s extensive collection of Protestant Bible translations.

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