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John Eliot (1604–1690)

Eliot, John. The “Apostle to the Indians”; born at Widford, Hertfordshire, England, in 1604; died at Roxbury, MA, May 21, 1690. He was educated at Cambridge University, England; emigrated to Boston in 1631. In 1646 he began his efforts to convert the Indians. His Indian version of the New Testament was printed at Cambridge, MA, 1661. Two years later the Old Testament appeared. He published: ‘The Christian Commonwealth’ (1654); ‘The Communion of Churches’ (1665); and ‘The Harmony of the Gospels’ (1678).