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     In 1522 Luther made a translation of the New Testament from Erasmus' Greek text. In 1534 he produced a translaton of a Hebrew text prepared by Philip Melancthon, John Bugenhagen and Luther himself. Luther's translation into High German shaped the German language for centuries. The translation was not literal, but was shaped by his theology. He published a complete Bible in 1541 at Wittenberg. The souvenir sheet was issued by the DDR in 1983.

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