Bible in Czech

Collection ID

BIB.004980

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

1910

Geography

Prague, (Czech Republic)

Language

Czech

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

10.6 × 7.7 × 1.8 in. (27.0 × 19.5 × 4.5 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


The earliest known copies of biblical texts in Czech (historically known as Bohemian) date to the 14th century. The first complete Bible in Czech was printed in Prague in 1488. However, the most notable edition of the Bible in Czech, known as the Bible of Kralice, was printed in six volumes between 1579 and 1593. It was translated from the original languages by the Unity of the Brethren (an early Protestant movement) and printed in Kralice. The third edition of this work, printed in 1613, would become the standard version for Protestants and is considered a remarkable work of classical Czech. This 1910 edition published by the British and Foreign Bible Society is based on the text of the 1613 Kralice Bible.

Printed in 1910 by Carl Fromme in Vienna, Austria, and published by the British and Foreign Bible Society in Prague, Czech Republic. Acquired before 1930 by the grandmother of Doris Strnad; Acquired after 1930 by Ludmila Pomezna;[1] Acquired after 1973 by Doris Strnad, Port Orange, Florida; Donated in 2018 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Ludmila Pomezna is the mother of Doris Strnad.

description

The earliest known copies of biblical texts in Czech (historically known as Bohemian) date to the 14th century. The first complete Bible in Czech was printed in Prague in 1488. However, the most notable edition of the Bible in Czech, known as the Bible of Kralice, was printed in six volumes between 1579 and 1593. It was translated from the original languages by the Unity of the Brethren (an early Protestant movement) and printed in Kralice. The third edition of this work, printed in 1613, would become the standard version for Protestants and is considered a remarkable work of classical Czech. This 1910 edition published by the British and Foreign Bible Society is based on the text of the 1613 Kralice Bible.


provenance

Printed in 1910 by Carl Fromme in Vienna, Austria, and published by the British and Foreign Bible Society in Prague, Czech Republic. Acquired before 1930 by the grandmother of Doris Strnad; Acquired after 1930 by Ludmila Pomezna;[1] Acquired after 1973 by Doris Strnad, Port Orange, Florida; Donated in 2018 to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Ludmila Pomezna is the mother of Doris Strnad.


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