New Testament

Turku, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, 1548.

Paper, wood, leather.

19,5 cm x 16,5 cm x 7,0 cm.

This book, published in 1548 as Se Wsi Testamenti, was the first Finnish translation of the New Testament. Mikael Agricola’s translation was based on the Greek text edited by Erasmus of Rotterdam, The Vulgate in Latin, the Luther Bible in German, the Swedish translation of the New Testament and the Gustav Vasa Bible. The lavishly illustrated text is supplemented by two forewords and a preface for each of the books, with the exception of the Book of Revelation.