1869 Tischendorf’s New Testament & 1551 Erasmus-Stephanus Latin/Greek New Testament Leaf
Tischendorf’s New Testament
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Discover how the King James Version differs from the three oldest Bibles in the world!
Tischendorf’s New Testament features a unique, easy-to-use footnote system, clearly showing where and how the King James Version differs from the three oldest Bibles in the world.
The three oldest (most complete) Greek Bibles in the world are the Codex Alexandrinus and the Codex Sinaiticus (in the British Library), and the Codex Vaticanus (in the Vatican Library). These are known as the “Great Uncials,” written entirely in Greek capital letters with no spaces. When the King James Version was produced, the translators did not have access to these three oldest Bibles.
This New Testament is a unique printing of the “Tauchnitz Edition” of 1869, featuring a super-wide 2-inch margin for your study notes. The introduction is by Constantine Tischendorf, editor of the work and discoverer of the Codex Sinaiticus. This is a must-have study tool for the library of any serious Bible student.
1551 Erasmus-Stephanus Latin/Greek
To our knowledge, these extremely historically important leaves have never been offered for sale by anyone at any time, and every collector of Bible leaves will surely want one.
We have secured a fragment of the 1551 “Latin-Greek-Latin” New Testament of Erasmus, published by Robert “Stephanus” Estienne. One of the most important books ever printed; it is the first printed scripture with modern verse divisions!
This unspeakably rare printing is the source of the “numbered verses” we see in all our Bibles today, which appeared in English for the first time in Geneva Bibles, printed less than a decade after this 1551 edition.
Printed in three parallel columns, we see above the first column a “V.” indicating the ancient Latin Vulgate, and the middle column contains the accurate Greek version of Erasmus. The third column has an “E.” atop it, indicating the new and more accurate Latin version of Erasmus. This critically important edition showed in easily comparable parallel columns, the flaws, and corruption of the Roman Catholic church’s ancient Latin Vulgate when considered in light of the original Biblical Greek right next to it… and for those educated to read Latin but not Greek, Erasmus provided a more accurate rendering of the scripture in Latin right next to that, so that they too could appreciate the difference, and read an accurate version of God’s Word.
This exposed the corrupted version in widespread use, while simultaneously offering a faithful and accurate version which was then used to translate the scriptures into English and other European languages. Erasmus had first published the Greek and Latin content in 1516 (a publication that helped birth the Protestant Reformation); however, this edition, for the first time, introduced an extra feature that every reader of God’s Word uses today. To assist in the comparative study of the versions, the scriptures were, for the first time, divided by the publisher, Stephanus, into numbered verses… a feature so extremely popular that it was carried forward into nearly all Bibles printed after that point.
Anyone who collects Bible leaves and appreciates the history of transmitting God’s Word will undoubtedly celebrate with us that this first 1551 printing of scripture with modern verse divisions is finally available by the leaf for the first time! This importance cannot be understated, as this milestone of history should be part of every collection of Bible leaves.