The Luther Bible of 1534 (Facsimile of 1534 1st edition)
In translating the Scripture, Martin Luther tried to render the Greek and Hebrew originals into common German. Luther’s Bible avoided regional dialects and led to a standardized written German. Luther first published his New Testament in 1522. The complete Bible was published in 1534. Luther’s translation remains the standard German Bible translation today. The woodcuts in the first edition were done in the workshop of Lucas Cranach and were hand-painted. The 2003 reprint was made from the edition in the Stiftung Weimarer Klassik/Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek.
BS 239 1534-2003
Donated by Dr. & Mrs. Gordon Severance