The Greek New Testament at 500- A New Exhibit

We are beginning to install our newest exhibit: “A Most Perilous Journey: Erasmus’ Greek New Testament at 500,” and we would love for you to schedule a time to come and see it! This exhibit will display all 5 editions of the Greek New Testament (1516, 1519, 1522, 1527, 1535) published during the lifetime of Erasmus of Rotterdam (1567-1536), the great Dutch humanist. Erasmus’ 1516 publication of the Novum Instrumentum, the first Greek New Testament, was a landmark moment in the development of the Bible, and it played a major role in the start of a series of church reformations in the 16th century. This exhibit, opening July 15, places this publication within the context of the development of the Bible in the 15th and 16th centuries and the development of Erasmus as a theologian, editor, and critic. The exhibit also documents the profound influence of Erasmus’ work, showing the shifts in Greek and Latin Bibles as well as the growth of vernacular translations in Europe. Guided tours of the exhibit are available and information is available online, so mark your calendar to come and see these rare items that document the origins of modern Biblical scholarship and profound changes in Christianity!

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