Chronological History of the Bible - 17th Century
1601 - 1660
1601 "Silver Type" Greek Testament
1602 The “Straf Mich Gott” Bible, published in Herborn, Germany by J. Piscator, so named by a passage in Mark 8, 12; used in many parts of reformed South Germany.
1602 Bishop's Bible in Black Letter folio edition...basis of 1611 KJV
1602 First Irish New Testament; Tiomna Nuadh ar Dtighearna agus ar Slanajghtheora Josa Criosd; translated by Huilliam O’Domhnuill (William Daniel), and published in Dublin and London by Atha Cliath. (worldcat, OCLC, cite both)
1607 First Diodati's Italian (Protestant) Bible
First Catholic Old Testament printed in English at
1611 King James Bible (first issue of First Edition called great "He" Bible; second issue, great "She" Bible)
1612 Ainsworth's Booke of Psalmes
1618 Gustavus Adolphus Bible
1620 First Standard Welsh Bible
1620 After more than 65 days at sea aboard the Mayflower, the Pilgrims land on the North American continent and establish The Plymouth Colony; Harvard University owns a copy of the Geneva Bible brought to the New World by the first Pilgrims.
1624 Elzevir's First Greek Testament
First Revised King James Bible printed at
1631 The Wicked Bible - printed in
1632 Psalms in "Scots Metre"
First complete King James Bible printed in
1635 Thomas Buck and Roger Daniel of Cambridge print two quarto KJV editions, one in Black Letter the other in Roman.
1636 King James' Psalter
Religious Bible – “Because she hath been religious
against me, saith the Lord.” – Jer. iv. 17. The word religious instead
of rebellious is found in this
1637 First Staats-General Dutch Bible
1638 Cambridge folio edition of the KJV, by Thomas Buck and Roger Daniel, in clear but smaller Roman type, hand-ruled with red lines; text was carefully revised by Dr. Goad, Dr. Ward, Mr. Boyse, and Mr. Mead, with most of the mistakes of the 1611 KJV corrected. “It is probably the best edition of King James’ Version ever published” according to J. R. Dore in Old Bibles, London, 1888, Second Edition.
Bay Psalm Book. First book printed in
1642 First Complete Finnish Bible - a folio, two columns to a page, illustrated with artistic woodcuts, with the title pages in neat baroque style copper engravings; translated by a committee, directly from the original languages, and compared with Luther’s translation.
1642 Folio edition of the
King James Version published at
1643 Soldier's (Cromwell) Pocket Bible
1648 First Rumanian New Testament
First Septuagint Printed in
1655 Caedmon's Paraphrase of Genesis
1659 First Gaelic Psalter
1661 Athias Hebrew Bible
1661 John Eliot’s Indian New Testament [Wusku Wuttestamentum Nul] completed; (Cambridge) S. Green & M. Johnson. 4to; the first New Testament printed in America; the first bible translated into the “Algonkin” [Massachusetts or Mohican language] Indian language by the man known as “the Apostle to the Indians”
1661 Leusden's Hebrew Bible
1663 Mamusse Wuneetupanatamwe Up-Biblum God Naneeswe Nukkone Testament Kah Wonk Wusku Testament. (Cambridge) Samuel Green & Marmaduke Johnson; 4to; The First Bible printed in America. Eliot First Complete Indian Bible; A few, perhaps 20 copies, were issued with an extra title page in English and with extra leaves of dedication to Charles II. a copy sent to Charles II was received by the king “very gratiously.”
1671 Stjernhjelm's Polyglot Gospels
First Oxford King James Bible, issued in quarto, revised by Dr. John Fell, Dean
1678 First Old Testament in Yiddish
1679 First Romansch Bible
1681 First Portuguese New Testament (O Novo Testamento : Isto he Todos os Sacro Sanctos Livros e Escritos Evangelicos e Apostolicos do Novo Concerto de noßo Fiel Senhor Salvador e Redemptor Iesu Christo), Translated by João Ferreira d’Almeida, but printed and published in Amsterdam, by Someren. (Britannica). Three copies listed in OCLC, all in Germany. (worldcat)
1685 The Finnish Bible, Second Edition. A publication undertaken by Bishop John Gezelius Sr. and completed by Rector Henrik Florinus. Smaller, so “that it could be carried along on all expeditions.” Less impressive than the First Edition of 1642, and without illustrations. The language had been improved both in form and exactness of expression, so that it has been said of this edition “that very few countries possessed as good a version of the Bible at this time.” (Bergroth, Suomen Kirkon Historia, I, page 394.)
1685 First Irish Old Testament is published in London.
1688 First Rumanian Bible
1690 First Complete Irish Bible
1691 Gaspar Karoli edition of the New Testament in Hungarian.
1696 First Tate & Brady Psalter