Bible Translator Featured on New Spanish Stamp

04 Feb 2019  Mon

Spanish Post issued a special stamp to recognize Bible Translator “Casiodoro de Reina” and to honour the Protestant Reformation.

The Reina-Valera Bible is the most beloved translation of the Spanish-speaking Christians because it retains the traditional style of Spanish Language. Casiodoro de Reina is one of the main figures of the Protestant Reformation in Spain. He fled the inquisition and undertook the massive work of translating this holy book into his mother tongue i.e. Spanish.

Created in the year 1569, Reina’s Bible is the first complete translation in the Spanish language. This holey and valuable book is known as the “Bear Bible”, as it has an image of a bear looking for money printed on its cover.

The stamp comes with the design where the author “Casiodoro” is portrayed along with the “Bear Bible” on a Dark background symbolizing the age. Reina’s Bible is one of the most-read and printed books in the history and hence, the stamp is a tribute not only to the author but also to the book.

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