From English to Algonquian: Early New England Translations

The Holy Bible: containing the Old Testament and the New.

Title

The Holy Bible: containing the Old Testament and the New.

Date

1663

Description

Containing the complete Old and New Testaments translated from English into the Algonquian language, the Algonquian Bible was the first Bible printed in British North America. John Eliot and his native translators, including Job Nesuton, labored for more than a decade to complete the work. Printers Samuel Green, Marmaduke Johnson, and James Printer spent nearly three years at the press, printing its more than 1,200 pages and finally completing the Bible in 1663. Only a few of the original 1,000 or more printed copies remain.

Creator

Bible. Massachuset.

Publisher

Cambridge [Mass.]: Printed by Samuel Green and Marmaduke Johnson.

Extent

[1208] p. ; 20 cm. (4to)

Bibliographic Citation

Identifier

314550

Type

Book

Alternative Title

The Holy Bible: containing the Old Testament and the New. Translated into the Indian language, and ordered to be printed by the Commissioners of the United Colonies in New-England, at the charge, and with the consent of the Corporation in England for the Propagation of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New-England.

Collection

Citation

Bible. Massachuset., “The Holy Bible: containing the Old Testament and the New. ,” From English to Algonquian: Early New England Translations, accessed October 21, 2017, http://www.americanantiquarian.org/EnglishtoAlgonquian/items/show/41.

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