Mid Wales

Rare 1620 Bible goes on display at Newtown Library

The rare 1620 bible Image copyright Powys council
Image caption The bible has been loaned to the library for a year by a church

A rare Bible dating back to 1620 which has "cultural and historical importance" has gone on display at a Powys library.

St Llwchaiarn's Church in Llanllwchaiarn has loaned the bible to Newtown Library for a year.

The book was the second Welsh language version of the Holy Bible to be published.

Councillor Graham Brown said: "Due to its age, copies of the 1620 bible are now relatively scarce."

He added: "To have such an item of cultural and historical importance on display at one of our libraries is a huge honour."

The first Welsh language bible was printed in 1588 and translated by William Morgan.

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