The Luther Bible, 1912 version, including the Old Testament and the New Testament as an e-book app featuring German voice output (TextToSpeech).● GERMAN TEXT● GERMAN VOICE OUTPUT
The Luther Bible is a German language Bible translation from Hebrew and ancient Greek by Martin Luther. The New Testament was first published in 1522 and the complete Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments and Apocrypha, in 1534. The project absorbed Luther's later years. Thanks to the then recently-invented printing press, the result was widely disseminated and contributed significantly to the development of today's modern High German language.
While he was sequestered in the Wartburg Castle (1521–22) Luther began to translate the New Testament from ancient Greek into German in order to make it more accessible to all the people of the "Holy Roman Empire of the German nation." He translated from the Greek text, using Erasmus' second edition (1519) of the Greek New Testament, known as the Textus Receptus. Luther did not translate from the Latin Vulgate translation, which is the Latin translation officially used by the Roman Catholic Church. Like Erasmus, Luther had learned Greek at the Latin schools led by the Brethren of the Common Life (Erasmus in Deventer, the Netherlands, and Luther in Magdeburg). These lay brothers added Greek as a new subject to their curriculum in the late 15th century. At that time Greek was seldom taught even at universities.
To help him in translating into contemporary German, Luther would make forays into nearby towns and markets to listen to people speaking. He wanted to ensure their comprehension by translating as closely as possible to their contemporary language usage. His translation was published in September 1522, six months after he had returned to Wittenberg. In the opinion of the 19th century theologian and church historian Philip Schaff,
The richest fruit of Luther's leisure in the Wartburg, and the most important and useful work of his whole life, is the translation of the New Testament.
1: Genesis2: Exodus3: Leviticus4: Numbers5: Deuteronomy6: Joshua7: Judges8: Ruth9: 1 Samuel10: 2 Samuel11: 1 Kings12: 2 Kings13: 1 Chronicles14: 2 Chronicles15: Ezra16: Nehemiah17: Esther18: Job19: Psalms20: Proverbs21: Ecclesiastes22: Song of Solomon 23: Isaiah24: Jeremiah25: Lamentations26: Ezekiel27: Daniel28: Hosea29: Joel30: Amos31: Obadiah32: Jonah33: Micah34: Nahum35: Habakkuk36: Zephaniah37: Haggai38: Zechariah39: Malachi
40: Matthew41: Mark42: Luke43: John44: Acts45: Romans46: 1 Corinthians47: 2 Corinthians48: Galatians49: Ephesians50: Philippians51: Colossians52: 1 Thessalonians53: 2 Thessalonians54: 1 Timothy55: 2 Timothy56: Titus57: Philemon58: Hebrews59: James60: 1 Peter61: 2 Peter62: 1 John63: 2 John64: 3 John65: Jude66: Revelation
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● Standalone software - no eBook reader needed● Daylight & nighttime colors● Voice output (text to speech, TTS)● Move to SD card● Clickable table of contents● English and German program language● Contents rotate automatically (portrait/landscape)● Fullscreen images on/off by long click● Options menu+ Help page+ Settings page - Text color - Background color - Text size - Typeface - Text padding - Reset+ Link to all iwpSoftware apps in Android Market+ Go to bookmark+ Set bookmark+ Set current image as wallpaper+ Link to image/item/description