The New Testament and Psalms in Icelandic

The New Testament and Psalms in Icelandic

Collection ID

BIB.003998

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

1866

Geography

England

Language

Icelandic

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

7.25 × 5.75 × 1.25 in. (18.4 × 14.6 × 3.2 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


In 1540, the New Testament was the first book printed in the Icelandic language. In 1863, a new translation was developed by Pétur Pétursson and Sigurður Melsteð. They compared the earlier 1500s translations with Greek, Hebrew, French, English, Danish, and Norwegian versions.

Printed in 1866 in England. Acquired before 2016 by Dr. Andrew Stimer, private collector, Camarillo, California; Purchased in 2016 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2017 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

description

In 1540, the New Testament was the first book printed in the Icelandic language. In 1863, a new translation was developed by Pétur Pétursson and Sigurður Melsteð. They compared the earlier 1500s translations with Greek, Hebrew, French, English, Danish, and Norwegian versions.


provenance

Printed in 1866 in England. Acquired before 2016 by Dr. Andrew Stimer, private collector, Camarillo, California; Purchased in 2016 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Donated in 2017 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.


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