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Rare Bibles: Jugge's N.T. Bible (1552)

The Styberg Library has a special collection of rare Bibles. This guide features some of the ones that are within the collection.


Printed in 1552 during the reign of Edward VI, the Jugge’s New Testament contains the final notes and translations of William Tyndale, in addition to Richard Jugge’s footnotes and efforts to closely consult and reflect the original Greek text more completely. This edition was much smaller in size than the original Tyndale translations, and it was more readily accepted by the larger community, as the country was becoming more sympathetic to the Protestant cause. It is thought to have directly influenced the Reformers in Geneva with their translation of the New Testament, which was published in 1560. This publication contains over one hundred beautiful wood cuts throughout and ornamental letters beginning many chapters.