Hē Kainē Diathēkē. Novum Testamentum

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He Kaine Diatheke. Novum Testamentum
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Title not held by The Wolf Law Library
at the College of William & Mary.
 
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Published Londini: Excudebat G. Bowyer, Impensis Societatis Stationariorum
Date 1743
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The New Testament part of the Christian Bible was originally written in Koine Greek and is therefore not a translation.[1] However like other living languages, the Greek language has developed over time. Therefore various translations have been completed over the centuries to make it easier for Greek speakers to understand Holy Scripture.[2] Translations of the Old Testament, which is the other part of the Christian Bible, have been completed for similar reasons.[3]

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as "Novum testamentum. Gr. 12mo. Lond. 1743. Bower" This was one of the titles kept by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson may have sold it the Library of Congress in 1815. Both George Wythe's Library[4] on LibraryThing and the Brown Bibliography[5] list the 1743 edition published in London based on the Jefferson copy at the Library of Congress.[6] While the copy still exists, both George Wythe's Library[7] on LibraryThing and the Brown Bibliography[8] note the copy was rebound for Jefferson with his shelfmark. As such, any possible ties to Wythe would have been removed. As of yet, the Wolf Law Library has been unable to procure a copy of Kainē Diathēkē.

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References

  1. Natalio Fernandez Marcos, The Septuagint in Context: Introduction to the Greek Versions of the Bible (2000) p 180. The Greek text is published in D. C. Hesseling, Les cinq livres de la Loi (1897).
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe", accessed on February 2, 2015.
  5. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433
  6. E. Millicent Sowerby, Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, (Washington, D.C.: The Library of Congress, 1952-1959), 2:99-100 [no.1480].
  7. LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe", accessed on February 2, 2015.
  8. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at: https://digitalarchive.wm.edu/handle/10288/13433