The bible in Icelandic

1584

The Bible was published in whole for the first time in Icelandic. The book was named after bishop Gudbrandur Thorláksson, who compiled and published it, and is called Gudbrandsbiblía. Gudbrandsbiblía was printed at the bishop seat at Hólar, where Iceland‘s first printing press was located.

This book is one of Iceland‘s most valuable printed objects. It consists of older translations, such as Oddur Gottskálksson‘s New Testament translation from 1540, as well as new translations by Gudbrandur Thorláksson and others.