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1663 Eliot Indian Bible - 2 pages of Book of Ezekiel - Chap 12-15. Bound in book
Good condition. 1663 Eliot Indian Bible - 2 pages of Book of Ezekiel - Chap 12-15. Bound in full brown leather book: to lay open for display purposes. See pictures. 1663 Eliot Indian Bible - 2 pages of Book of Ezekiel - Chap 12-15. Bound in full brown leather book, fragments in center. Purpose is to look like a large Eliot fragment - but other pages are blank - to lay open for display purposes. Good condition. Size: 6" x 7 1/2" x 7/8" thick. See pictures. John Eliot (c. 1604--21 May 1690) was a Puritan missionary to the American Indians who some called "the apostle to the Indians"[1][2][3] and the founder of Roxbury Latin School in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1645. An important part of Eliot's ministry focused on the conversion of Massachusett and other Algonquian Indians. Accordingly, Eliot translated the Bible into the Massachusett language and published it in 1663 as Mamusse Wunneetupanatamwe Up-Biblum God.[16] It was the first complete Bible printed in the Western hemisphere; Stephen Daye printed 1,000 copies on the first printing press in the American colonies.[17] In 1666, Eliot published "The Indian Grammar Begun", again concerning the Massachusett language. As a missionary, Eliot strove to consolidate the Algonquian Indians in planned towns, thereby encouraging them to recreate a Christian society. At one point, there were 14 towns of so-called "Praying Indians", the best documented being at Natick, Massachusetts. Other praying Indian towns included: Littleton (Nashoba), Lowell (Wamesit, initially incorporated as part of Chelmsford), Grafton (Hassanamessit), Mar … [Click Below for Full Description]
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