In Arabic throughout

[Biblia arabica - NT]. Callenberg, Johann Heinrich (ed.). Pauli apostoli epistola ad Romanos arabice.

Halle/Saale, in Typographia Instituti Judaici, 1741.

8vo. (4), 78 pp.

(Bound with) II: Epistola ad Hebraeos arabice. Ibid., 1742. (4), 54 pp.

(Bound with) III: [Acta apostolorum arabice. Ibid., 1742.] 192 pp. (lacking title pages).

(Bound with) IV: [Summula historiae sacrae Arabice. Ibid., 1737]. (2), 26 (instead of 28) pp. (Arabic title only; lacking final leaf of text). In a single appealing 19th-century half calf binding with marbled boards; spine lettered in gilt. All edges yellow.


Collection of rare Arabic versions of several parts of the New Testament: St Paul's Epistle to the Romans and the Epistle to the Hebrews, as well as the Acts of the Apostles (with the Latin and Arabic title pages in facsimiles) and a brief synopsis of the Sacred History, for the benefit of Muslim readers (lacking the final leaf). Edited by the German oriental scholar and Lutheran theologian J. H. Callenberg (1694-1760), a champion of the Protestant mission among Jews and Muslims, and published at his own printing office.

In Arabic throughout. Well preserved. All very rare.

Cf. Jöcher/Adelung II, 39ff.

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