polyglot Bibles

(Greek: polys, many; glotta, tongue; many-tongued)

Printed renditions of the text of Scripture in several languages. The oldest of these Bibles is the Complutensian Polyglot (1514-1517) of Cardinal Ximenes. This work exhibits printed texts of the Old Testament in Hebrew, Greek and Latin, and of the New Testament in Greek and Latin. Worthy of note also are the Antwerp, Paris, and London Polyglots.

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