Tamil Genesis and Exodus

[Tamil Genesis and Exodus 1-20].
The Book of Genesis and First Twenty Chapters of Exodus.
Madras: The Madras Auxiliary Bible Society.
Printed at the American Mission Press, 1860.


[Tamil Gospel of Matthew].
St. Matthew’s Gospel.
Madras: Printed for the Madras Auxiliary Bible Society,
at the American Mission Press, 1861.]


Tamil is spoken by the Tamil populations of South India and Northeast Sri Lanka. It is an official language in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and an official language in Sri Lanka as well as in Singapore.

These two volumes are examples of Old and New Testament portions published by the Madras Auxiliary Bible Society in a small and portable format.  Both are bound in limp textured cloth with printed labels on the upper covers. Printed at the American Mission Press, the volumes were printed entirely in Tamil except for the Tamil and English titlepages.  On display are the upper cover for the Book of Genesis and first twenty chapters of the Book of Exodus and the titlepage for the Gospel of Matthew.

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Tamil Genesis and Exodus