Luther Bible - 1534 Octavo Edition Facsimile 2-Volume Set
Luther’s Crowning achievement is undoubtedly his translation of the Bible into the vernacular of the German people. In commemoration of 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, we are making available our beautiful, 2 volume, full-color, leather-bound facsimile of Luther’s 1534 German Bible.
These beautifully bound 2 volume sets are made available in both octavo and quarto sizes. Also available to enhance your presentation are a variety of commemorative accompaniments. The rich history of the Scriptures in the German language is well documented throughout the reformation and is now vividly depicted in these pages.
Note: Due to supply constraints, our incoming inventory will be different from the product photos. The sets will still be two-tone brown leather, but not the exact tones/shades pictured here. New pictures will be posted as soon as inventory arrives.
The translation of the entire Bible into German was published in a six-part edition in 1534. It was the collaborative effort of several reformers including Johannes Bugenhagen, Justus Jonas, Caspar Creuziger, Philipp Melanchthon, Matthäus Aurogallus, and Georg Rörer. Luther's goal was to equip every German-speaking Christian with the ability to hear the Word of God, and his completing his translation of the Old and New Testaments from Hebrew and Greek into the vernacular by 1534 was one of the most significant acts of the Reformation.
There were 117 original woodcuts included in the 1534 edition issued by the Hans Lufft press in Wittenberg. Artwork was included to reinforce the textual message. Even for those who do not speak German, viewing these beautiful facsimiles with their color woodcuts is an stirring experience, as we reflect on the lives they transformed and the revolution they generated. .