Reed Gallery Exhibition: Biblia, Piibli, Paipera: The Bible in Translation

18 November 2016 - 12 February 2017

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The latest Reed Gallery exhibition showcases editions of the Bible translated into numerous languages and spanning across eight centuries.

The exhibition, Biblia, Piibli, Paipera: The Bible in Translation, showcases Bibles from the Reed Collections translated into a diverse range of languages. Featured books include striking early manuscript and printed versions of the Latin Vulgate. European languages are represented by important early English editions, and pre-1800 Bibles in European tongues ranging from German, Italian, Dutch and French, to Estonian, Norwegian, Welsh and Irish.

The later worldwide circulation of Holy Scripture via missionaries is represented by selected biblical texts translated in languages indigenous to Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, including Bibles of the Pacific Islands and important early editions of the Bible in Māori.

Reed Gallery, 3rd Floor, Dunedin City Library, Moray Place

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