Section 7. Books of the Reformation

61. Martin Luther. The New Testament

Wittenberg, Lorenz Seiberlich, 1606. National Library of Belarus, Minsk

In 1522 in Wittenberg Dr. Martin Luther published his translation of the New Testament into German in Melchior Lotter’s printing house. It was the first full text of this part of the Bible that all German-speakers could easily understand. About 1606 the Wittenberg printer Lorenz Zoiberlich also printed the Bible translated by Dr. Luther with edits and comments. According to Luther’s theological views, the translation represented a new approach to the Biblical canon understanding.