George Fox University Archives

Luneburg Bible Edit




  • Attributed to 1695 (Creation)


  • 1 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    One Archival record box


  • Physical Description

    Binding is damaged and many pages are loose. Corners are bent and cover is coming loose. Interior pages are in decent condition considering their age.

  • Scope and Contents

    Leather bound volume. 14x10x4.5 inches. Contents are in German. Belived to be a Luneberg Bible. Contains a Bible, but also bound into the volume at Martin Luther's theses and other Christian writings.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Not currently available for research.

  • Provenance

    The following letter accompainied this item.

    January 31, 1990 James Goodwin P.O. Box 700 Sisters, OR 97759

    Dear Jim, Many thanks, Jim, for donating the Luneburg Bible to George Fox College. It arrived (via an A-Dec courier) and has been well protected in my office. I do remember our conversation about it while we were on the Montant ride. Now I'm ready to release it for proper care in our new M.J. Murdock Learning Resource Center. It is fascinating and I'm sure it will draw much attention. We're still determining how it should properly be displayed.

    Our Public Relations office would like to do a story about it now being at GFC. Could you provide some details about its history in your family ... or beyond?

    Enclosed is a giftreciept, with no dollar value specified. This is lef to the donor to determine.

    Thanks, Jim, for sending us the Bible. It is appreciated.

    Riding on,

    Edward F. Stevens President

    EFS/vt Enclousure

    cc: Merrill Johnson, Director of M.J. Murdock Learning Resource Center