Bible translations

The Bible has been translated into many languages from the biblical languages of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. As of September 2020 the full Bible has been translated into 704 languages, the New Testament has been translated into an additional 1,551 languages and Bible portions or stories into 1,160 other languages. Thus at least some portions of the Bible have been translated into 3,415 languages.[1]

Collection of Bibles and New Testaments in several languages

Early translators rendered Biblical texts into (for example) Syriac, Latin, Geez, Gothic and Slavonic languages. Jerome's 4th-century Latin Vulgate version became dominant in Western Christianity through the Middle Ages. Since then, the Bible has been translated into many more languages.

English Bible translations have a rich and varied history of more than a millennium. (See List of English Bible translations.)

Textual variants in the New Testament include errors, omissions, additions, changes, and alternate translations. In some cases, different translations have been used as evidence for or have been motivated by doctrinal differences.


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