The Spanish Inquisition brought about great persecution as protestant influence from Europe was advancing a reformation against Rome, even in Seville. The Spanish had long sought for a translation in their own tongue, but until early in the 1500’s only a smattering of portions had appeared, and they were Vulgate based and not for public use.
After twelve arduous years of pressure, persecution, and constant fleeing from his pursuers, Casiororo de Reina finished the complete Spanish translation, though he himself testified it was hastily and oft times insufficiently rendered and in need of further revision. Reina fled Spain, never to return, as King Philip of Spain placed a bounty on his head in 1564. The work of translation once again turned to a fellow monk of the monastery of San Isidro, one of the few who escaped with Reina in 1557, Cipriano de Valera.
In 1582, Cipriano de Valera began to fulfill the desire of Reina, not for another translation, but for a purified translation. Valera himself acknowledged that his work was a revision, referring to it as the Second Edition of Casiodoro de Reina. For twenty years he labored with the original languages in order to perfect the work he believed God had Reina to begin and himself to complete. At seventy years of age, Valera gave the Spanish-speaking people the Bible of 1602, the edition that would unquestionably remain the standard Spanish Bible for the next two hundred fifty years.
The Biblical Heritage Collection contains eighteen facsimile pages of original Bible texts. These precious pages have been lovingly and meticulously reproduced by our skilled technicians. One cannot help but feel an overwhelming debt of gratitude to the men of faith who sacrificed so much to provide us with God’s inspired and preserved Word.
Framed in an attractive and informative format with painstaking attention to detail, each piece presents a brief history of the page itself and the men responsible for its translation.
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