Voskan Yerevantsi

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Book of Exodus, (Bible), edited by Oskan Yrevantsi, Amsterdam Tparan St. Ejmiatsin and St. Sargis the General, 1666.

Voskan Yerevantsi (b. 1614 - d. 1674; Armenian: Ոսկան Երեւանցի), was one of the first Armenian book publishers during the years 1640-1666. He published the Bible in Amsterdam on October 13, 1668,[1] which is believed to be one of the best samples of old Armenian printing.

Biography[edit]

Voskan Yerevantsi was born in 1614 in New Julfa (Nor Jugha), the son of parents who had been deported from Yerevan in 1604-1605 during the relocation ordered by Shah Abbas I of Persia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hacikyan; et al. (2005). The Heritage of Armenian Literature: From the eighteenth century to modern times. Wayne State University Press. p. 46. ISBN 978-0814332214. (...) but at long last the Armenian Bible saw the light on October 13, 1668.