New Testament Belonging to Elisabeth Elliot

Collection ID



Bible - Printed Book


ca. 1950s


United States




Printed on Paper


4.2 × 2.9 × 0.4 in. (10.6 × 7.4 × 1.1 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on View

This New Testament belonged to Christian author and speaker Elisabeth Elliot (1926–2015), who was a missionary to the Waodäni people of Ecuador in the 1950s with her husband, Jim Elliot. Elisabeth chose to stay and live with the tribe after a Waodäni hunting party killed Jim and four other missionaries in 1956. She returned to the United States in 1963. An inscription on the front flyleaf reads, “From Henry Guy.”

Created in the 1950s by Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, New York. Acquired by Henry Guy; Gifted to Elisabeth Elliot (1926–2015);[1] Via death in 2015 to Lars Gren, Little Rock, Arkansas; Donated in 2020 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] An inscription on the front flyleaf reads, “From Henry Guy.”

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