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Bible of Kralice

Bible of Kralice, title page, vol. 1.

The Bible of Kralice, also called Kralice Bible (Czech: Bible kralická) was the first complete translation of the Bible from the original languages into the Czech language. Translated by the Unity of the Brethren and printed in the town of Kralice nad Oslavou, the first edition had six volumes and was published between the years 1579 and 1593. The third edition from 1613 is classic and till this day the most widely known and used Czech translation. The New Testament had been translated from the Greek by Jan Blahoslav and published in 1564.

Antonín Dvořák's 1894 setting of selections from Psalms in the Bible of Kralice's translation.

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External links

  • Bible of Kralice – electronic version of the first edition (in Czech)
  • Bible of Kralice – electronic version of the latest edition (in Czech)
  • Travelling exhibition shows history of Bible in Czech lands – This exhibition includes the Bible of Kralice and a photo shows the Bible.
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