The Full Wiki

More info on Pierre Robert Olivétan

Pierre Robert Olivétan: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pierre Robert Olivétan (c.1506-1538) was the first to translate the Bible into the French language starting from the Hebrew and Greek texts. He was a cousin of John Calvin, who wrote a Latin preface for the translation[1], often called the Olivetan Bible.

His work was based on that of his teacher Jacques Lefèvre d'Etaples[2]. It was published in 1535 as La Bible Qui est toute la Saincte scripture[3] at Neuchâtel. This translation has been considered the first French Protestant Bible.[4]


  1. ^ French Reformation
  2. ^ The European Bible (1)
  3. ^ 6. Spreading the Word / Formatting the Word of God
  4. ^ The first and nearest approach to a national Protestant version for France[1]; [2], [3].

External links


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address