Erasmus’s Paraphrases on the Gospels and Acts

Erasmus’s Paraphrases on the Gospels and Acts

Collection ID

PBK.000194

Type

Printed Book

Date

1524

Geography

Basel, (Switzerland)

Language

Latin

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

6.75 × 4.25 × 3.75 in. (17.1 × 10.8 × 9.5 cm)

Exhibit Location

On view in The History of the Bible, Revolutionary Words


Originally, Desiderius Erasmus only intended to paraphrase the epistles of Paul and Peter. Urged by the Bishop of Sion, Matthäus Schiner, Erasmus eventually paraphrased all the canonical epistles, the Gospels, and Acts. In 1524, Johann Froben published this volume, “Tomus primus,” of Erasmus’s paraphrases on the Gospels and Acts.  The influence of Erasmus’s work extended to England, and in 1547, Edward VI commanded English clergymen to own Erasmus’s paraphrases.

Printed in 1524 by Johann Froban in Basel. Acquired by John Hawthorne, Oxford; Purchased in 2010 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Donated in 2017 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Museum of the Bible Publications: Jennifer Atwood and Stacey L. Douglas, eds., Passages: Exploring the Bible in Four Movements — An Exhibition Guide (Oklahoma City: Museum of the Bible, 2015), 44.

description

Originally, Desiderius Erasmus only intended to paraphrase the epistles of Paul and Peter. Urged by the Bishop of Sion, Matthäus Schiner, Erasmus eventually paraphrased all the canonical epistles, the Gospels, and Acts. In 1524, Johann Froben published this volume, “Tomus primus,” of Erasmus’s paraphrases on the Gospels and Acts.  The influence of Erasmus’s work extended to England, and in 1547, Edward VI commanded English clergymen to own Erasmus’s paraphrases.


provenance

Printed in 1524 by Johann Froban in Basel. Acquired by John Hawthorne, Oxford; Purchased in 2010 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Donated in 2017 to National Christian Foundation (later The Signatry) under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Museum of the Bible Publications: Jennifer Atwood and Stacey L. Douglas, eds., Passages: Exploring the Bible in Four Movements — An Exhibition Guide (Oklahoma City: Museum of the Bible, 2015), 44.


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