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1st Bible printed in the United States

July 9, 2012

“The first Bible to be printed in America was in a native American tongue. The first seal of the Massachusetts colony included the picture of a native American speaking the words “Come and help us” (from Acts 16:9). Sharing the Gospel with the natives was an early aim of the colony. John Eliot, pastor in Roxbury, Massachusetts, was especially concentrated on learning Algonquian and developing a written language for the natives. In 1663, he printed the Indian Bible. The actual printing of this Bible took three years.” Source:


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