An Bíobla Naomhtha: The Holy Bible (1830)
Book ID: 64920
Leabhuir an tSean Tiomna. Ar na dTarruing ón Teanguidh Ughdarach go Gaidhlig. Tré Chúram agus Sáothar, An Doctúr Uilliam Bhedel, Roimhe ro Earpog Chillemóire a nEirin. An Tiomna Nuadh ar dTíghearna agus ar Slánuightheora Iosa Criosd . William O’Domhnuill. Dublin: Goodwin, Son & Nethercott, 1830. Pp, 1574. Thick 8vo. Publisher’s full leather binding, upper & lower boards tooled in blind, title lettered in gilt to spine. Light shelf-wear, a fresh clean copy internally. Ex lib ‘Scoil Éanna’ with stamp to title page.
Text printed in double columns in the old Irish script With separate title pages for the Old and New Testaments.
William Bedell’s translation of the Old Testament was first published in 1685. Translated by Bedell (1571-1642), Bishop of Kilmore, with the assistance of Murtagh King and Dennis O’Sheridan, it was not published until some 40 years after Bedell’s death, and 83 years after the first edition of the New Testament in Irish (first published by William O’Domhnuill, in 1602).
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