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Complutensian Polyglot

The first complete Bible printed in the original languages, published in 1521 or (more probably) 1522. It was printed between 1514 and 1517, in six folio-size volumes. The OT volumes (1-4) incorporate the Septuagint, Vulgate, and Hebrew texts among other things; volume 5 (the first volume printed) contains the NT in Greek, and was the first Greek NT printed, though that of Erasmus was published before it (1516); volume 6 offers lexical and other aids to Bible study. The Polyglot was produced at the newly founded University of Alcalá de Henares (near Madrid), which was called in Latin Complutum, under the direction of Cardinal Jiménes (Ximénez) de Cisneros (1436-1517), and dedicated to Pope Leo X. Some 600 copies were printed.