First Complete Bible
Printed in America
The Holy Bible . . .
Cambridge: Samuel Green &
Marmaduke Johnson, 1663
Rare Book & Special Collections
The "Eliot Bible" was published in Cambridge, Massachusetts,
in 1663 under the title The Holy Bible Containing the Old
Testament and the New. Translated into the Indian Language.
It was translated into Algonquian by John Eliot, "Apostle to the
Indians," to support his missionary efforts among Native Americans.
The Eliot Bible appeared some 120 years before the first complete
English edition of the Bible was published in what is now the