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By Kenneth J. Thomas

A literary detective tale, a ancient survey, and an enormous contribution to translation studies

This publication from Kenneth J. Thomas is either a philological and linguistic research of Persian translations and a choice for interfaith cooperation. Thomas appraises biblical translation efforts from the 5th to the twenty-first centuries of Persian background while successive translators and teams of translators, occasionally of alternative faiths, labored to reshape and refine types of the Bible within the supple Persian language in their occasions. stressed, impelled, and wide-ranging, this can be a tale of translations commissioned via shahs, undertaken via Christian and Jewish groups, and produced by means of groups operating open air the country.


  • E-book variation good points colour plates
  • Demonstration of the results of the shortcoming of a typical Persian vocabulary for key biblical phrases on literary sort and notice selection
  • Technical analyses and overviews of Persian biblical translations
  • A cautious exam of 16 centuries' worthy of Bible translations

Kenneth J. Thomas was once a translation advisor of the United Bible Societies for two decades, in which he labored with translation initiatives within the heart East and South Asia. Thomas is the co-author of A guide on Ezra and Nehemiah with Philip A. Noss, and Structure and Orality in 1 Peter: A advisor for Translators with Margaret O. Thomas, either books released by means of the United Bible Society.

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