[Danish-Norwegian Bible]. Bibelen: eller, Den hellige Skrift; indeholdende det Gamle og det Nye Testaments kanoniske boger. Christiania: Paa det Brittiske og Udenlandske Bibelselskabs Bekostning, 1844.
Distinctively Norwegian editions of the Bible were not published until after 1814, the date of the separation of Norway from Denmark. The Norwegian Bible Society was founded in 1816 and focussed on the Norwegian market, publishing Bibles which were chiefly revisions of existing Danish versions.
At the same time, the British and Foreign Bible Society also operated in Norway, publishing Bibles for Norwegian distribution. The Bible on display is an 1844 revision of the Danish ‘Mission Bible’.
The translation of the Holy Scriptures into Norwegian from the original Hebrew and Greek was not completed until the late nineteenth century.