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Title: Ege Famous Bibles Leaf 43
Other Titles: Eliot Indian Bible
Editors: Ege, Otto F. 1888-1951, editor
Keywords: Manuscripts;The Jessie L. Clough Art Memorial for Teaching;Leaves;Images;Ege, Otto F., 1888-1951
Issue Date: 1954
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College Special Collections
Abstract: This image is from a collection created by Etta Hanson and given to the College in 1954. All items are from Otto Ege's estate. The leaf was contained and mounted in a mat created by Otto Ege, as were all other leaves in this collection. There is a typed description at the bottom of the mat, which reads: "S. Green, Cambridge. A lead from the second edition of Eliot’s Bible, revised by the editor, with the assistance of John Cotton. the Indian Bible (first issued in 1663) was the first scripture printed in North America, and also the first versions prepared for a pagan people in their own language. John Eliot preformed the Herculean task of learning the difficult Algonquin tongue, of translation, unaided, the entire Bible in this unknown and unwritten language, of overcoming many technical difficulties, and of then teaching the Indians to read their own tongue. Samuel Green, the printer, was aided greatly by James Printer, an Indian compositor and corrector of the press. “Wohkukquohsinwog Quoshod tumwaenuog” (The prophets are ended) is a specimen of the difficulties encountered. The language is now extinct. (Darlow and Moule 6737)"
Description: Scanned by Doug Fetterman, Class of 2016, in 2014.
Appears in Collections:Hanson Collection 1 - Pages from Famous Bibles

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