Eastern Armenian Bible (Ararat)

Collection ID

BIB.004991

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

2005

Geography

Armenia

Language

Eastern Armenian

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

8.6 × 6.6 × 1.7 in. (22 × 17 × 4.5 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


Eastern Armenian Bible reproduced by photography from the 1896 edition of the Eastern Armenian Bible. The Armenian Bible was first translated into the two modern dialects of Armenian—Eastern and Western —in the mid-1800s. Classical Armenian (Grapar) was no longer generally understood by the mid-1800s, and translations were needed for the two great literary dialects of modern Armenian. The first translation of the New Testament into Eastern Armenian was made in 1835. A full translation of the entire Armenian Bible was finished by 1896.

Printed in 2005 by the Bible Society of Armenia, part of the United Bible Societies, Yerevan, Armenia. Purchased in 2005 by Ara Mansourian; Donated in 2017 by Ara Mansourian to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

description

Eastern Armenian Bible reproduced by photography from the 1896 edition of the Eastern Armenian Bible. The Armenian Bible was first translated into the two modern dialects of Armenian—Eastern and Western —in the mid-1800s. Classical Armenian (Grapar) was no longer generally understood by the mid-1800s, and translations were needed for the two great literary dialects of modern Armenian. The first translation of the New Testament into Eastern Armenian was made in 1835. A full translation of the entire Armenian Bible was finished by 1896.


provenance

Printed in 2005 by the Bible Society of Armenia, part of the United Bible Societies, Yerevan, Armenia. Purchased in 2005 by Ara Mansourian; Donated in 2017 by Ara Mansourian to Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.


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