Section 13. Old Printed Bibles from Belarus

132. The Brest, or the Radziwill, Bible

Brest, 1563. Copy. National Library of Belarus, Minsk

The full translation of the Holy Scripture into Polish (the second after the Leopolita Bible), funded by Mikalaj Radziwill the Black. It was published on September, 4, 1563. One of the first full translations from the original languages – Hebrew and Greek. The biggest and the most richly decorated Belarusian printed book of the 16th c.