Additional Luther Translations

In addition to appearing in editions of the New Testament, the Old Testament, and the entire Bible, Luther’s translations were also included in shorter works with his commentaries or sermons on specific biblical texts. Examples include texts from the Old and New Testaments, the entire book of Genesis with illustrations copied from Luther’s 1523 Old Testament, the Magnificat, and the Canon of the Mass. These editions further disseminated his religious translations and expanded the potential audience for his exegesis of these texts. Perhaps less well known, Luther also had begun a translation of Aesop’s fables. The first illustrated edition of these translations includes Luther’s preface, his rendering of thirteen fables, and an appendix with Luther’s own fable and accompanying introduction.