The Complutensian Polyglot Bible

This masterpiece of Catholic scholarship was printed between 1514 and 1517 in Alcalá de Henares (“Complutum” in Latin), in Spain but was not issued until the Pope gave his permission in 1522. There are three main columns of text on each page of the Bible—the Latin Vulgate, the original Hebrew, and the Septuagint, which is the Greek translation of the Hebrew.

Biblia polygotta (Polyglot Bible). Alcalá de Henares, Spain: Arnaldi Guillelmi de Brocario, 1514–1517. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

Call number: BS51 1514

The Complutensian Polyglot Bible

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