• Creator
  • Eliot, John, 1604-1690
  • Created Date
  • 2-18-02
  • Description
  • 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, for the propogation of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New England. Purchased by Library Friends as the 5 millionth volume. New Testament has special t.-p.: Wusku Wuttestamentum Nul-Lordumun Jesus Christ Nuppoquohwussuaeneumun. Cambridge: Printed by Samuel Green and... more
    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, for the propogation of the Gospel amongst the Indians in New England. Purchased by Library Friends as the 5 millionth volume. New Testament has special t.-p.: Wusku Wuttestamentum Nul-Lordumun Jesus Christ Nuppoquohwussuaeneumun. Cambridge: Printed by Samuel Green and Marmaduke Johnson. MDCLXI. The 1st edition of Eliot's Bible. For variations in different copies of this edition cf. Pilling, Bibliography of the Algonquian languages, 1891, where this copy is given as belonging to "the third variety" in which the Indian general title, the English New Testament title, and the dedication of the New Testament are omitted. Bound in dark brown morocco, gilt tooled. Titles within borders of printer's ornaments. John Eliot was an Englishman who converted many Native Amercians to Christianity. He moved to New England in 1631 and began to preach to Indians in English, but he soon learned their language, Algonkian. In 1654, he published a catechism for them and translated the Bible into Algonkian. He also helped Indians to plan their own towns where they could preserve their own culture and language. American Communities in History; How we learn about communities; Native American Stories; Differing Views of the Great Awakening. 16 History. less
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