Book/Printed Material Book of the Holy Gospel of Our Lord and God Jesus Christ.

About this Item

Title

  • Book of the Holy Gospel of Our Lord and God Jesus Christ.

Summary

  • The first printing of the Syriac New Testament appeared thanks to the patronage of Ferdinand I, to whom a long preface is dedicated to begin the book. Johann Albrecht Widmanstetter (1506-1557) and Moses of Mardin, on whose handwriting the Syriac type for the book was based, were the forces behind the work. This Syriac type was produced by Kaspar Kraft under the direction of the French Orientalist Guillaume Postel (1510-1581). This edition of the New Testament has James, 1 Peter, and 1 John, but not the other General Epistles or Revelation. Several woodcuts with Hapsburg motifs and Syriac and Latin inscriptions ornament the book, and facing the beginning of the Gospel of John is a unique woodcut of the crucifixion and the Kabbalistic Sephirot. The book had a liturgical aim, as is reflected in the table in Syriac and Latin of lectionary readings that concludes the work.

Contributor Names

  • Kraft, Kaspar, died 1556 Contributor.
  • Moses, Mardenus Creator.
  • Postel, Guillaume, 1510-1581 Contributor.
  • Widmanstetter, Johann Albrecht, 1506?-1557 Creator.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : Michael Zimmermann, 1555.

Subject Headings

  • -  Austria--Vienna
  • -  1555
  • -  Bible
  • -  Bible. New Testament
  • -  Liturgies
  • -  Syriac language
  • -  Woodcuts

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 330 leaves : illustrations ; 21 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.
  • -  Content in Latin and Syriac.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Arca Artium Rare Books

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666826

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Kraft, Kaspar, Died 1556 Contributor, Mardenus Creator Moses, Guillaume Postel, and Johann Albrecht Widmanstetter. Book of the Holy Gospel of Our Lord and God Jesus Christ. [place of publication not identified: Michael Zimmermann, 1555] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666826/.

APA citation style:

Kraft, K., Moses, M. C., Postel, G. & Widmanstetter, J. A. (1555) Book of the Holy Gospel of Our Lord and God Jesus Christ. [place of publication not identified: Michael Zimmermann] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666826/.

MLA citation style:

Kraft, Kaspar, Died 1556 Contributor, et al. Book of the Holy Gospel of Our Lord and God Jesus Christ. [place of publication not identified: Michael Zimmermann, 1555] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666826/>.