1523 Luther Pentateuch:
The Oldest Printed German Scripture
A leaf from the earliest printing of the Pentateuch (the first five books
of the Old Testament) in the German language. These leaves are within a decade of being 500 years old. They come with beautiful Certificates of Authenticity. If you
are looking for the oldest printed scripture in any language other than
Latin or Greek… this is it. It doesn’t get any older than
this. A great gift for friends of German or Lutheran heritage, or anyone
who appreciates Christian history.
These leaves measure approximately 6 inches tall by 4 inches wide. They
were printed on 100% rag cotton linen sheet, not wood-pulp paper like
books today, so they remain in excellent condition… even after nearly
500 years. Each leaf is a unique piece of ancient artwork, carefully produced
one-at-a-time, using a movable-type press.
Perhaps more so than any other man, Martin Luther paved
the way for the Protestant Reformation. Imagine… having an ancient
passage of scripture from the oldest printed German scripture: The 1523
Martin Luther Pentateuch.