List of Bible translators


List of Bible translators

This a list of Bible translators by language.


=Fox-Aleut=

*Ivan Evseyevich Popov-Veniaminov (Saint Innocent of Alaska) - Russian Orthodox, into Fox-Aleut


=Algonquin=

*John Eliot - into Algonquin

Amharic

*Johann Ludwig Krapf - German, parts into Oromo, Amharic, Nyika (Rabai) and Kamba
*Abu Rumi - Ethiopian Orthodox Church
*Blatta Märs'e Hazän - Ethiopian Orthodox Church


=Aniwan=

*John Gibson Paton - American Protestant, into Aniwan


=Arabic=

*Butrus al-Bustani
*Francis Britius
*Cornelius Van Allen Van Dyck
*Saadia Gaon - Jewish, translated into Old Arabic
*Samuel Gobat, Anglican
*Sergius Risi
*Eli Smith, American
*Nasif al Yaziji

Arapaho

*John Roberts and Michael White Hawk translated the Gospel of Luke into the Arapaho language for the American Bible Society in 1903.


=Armenian=

*Elias Riggs - American Presbyterian, into modern Armenian and Bulgarian


=Assamese=

*Nathan Brown - Baptist, translated into Assamese and Shan


=Auca/Waodani=

*Rachel Saint - American, into Auca/Waodani


=Basque=

*Joannes Leizarrga - Catholic priest that joined the Reformation, into Basque


=Batak=

*Ludwig I. Nommensen - Rhenish Mission Society, into Batak of Sumatra


=Bengali=

*William Carey - Baptist, translated into Bengali and Sanskrit


=Belarusian=

*Francysk Skaryna, 1517
*Luka Dzekul-Malej [ [http://www.newlife.by/eng/history_en.php Церковь "Новая Жизнь" ] ] , 1926, 1931
*Anton Lutskevich, 1931
*Vasiliy Sergeevich Semukha [ [http://www.privet-minsk.com/Belarusian-Bible.html Belarusian Bible ] ] , 2003
*George Rapetsky, Canadian, 2003


=Bisaya-Inunhan=

*Eldon Leano Talamisan, 1999 (New Testament), Philippines


=Bulgarian=

*Elias Riggs - American Presbyterian, into modern Armenian and Bulgarian


=Burmese=

*Adoniram Judson - Baptist, translated into Burmese


=Cakchiquel=

*William Cameron Townsend - Evangelical, translated into Cakchiquel


=Catalan=

*J.M. Prat Colom, 19th century
*Joan Roís de Corella, 15th century psalter
*Bonifaci Ferrer, 1478
*Jaume de Montjuich, 13th century
*Pau and Samuel Sais, 2000


=Cherokee=

*At-see (also known as John Arch), 1824
*Elias Boudinot
*David Brown, 1825
*Amory N. Chamberlain
*Stephen Forman
*Evan and John B. Jones
*Jack and Anna Kilpatrick
*George Lowrey
*M.A. Pearson
*Charles C. Torrey
*Samuel Worcester


=Chinese=

*Gabrielle Allegra - Roman Catholic, translated into Chinese
*Solanus Lee, Antonius Lee, Bernardinus Lee and Ludovicus Liu - Roman Catholics - translated into Chinese
*Robert Morrison and William Milne - Protestants, translated into Wenli Chinese

Chope

*Dinis Sengulane - Anglican, translated into Chope


=Croatian=

*Matija Petar Katančić - Roman Catholic, translated into Croatian

Dakota

*Thomas S. Williamson, Gideon H. Pond and Stephen R. Riggs - Protestants, translated into Dakota


=Danish=

*Christen Pedersen - into Danish
*Hans Povlsen Resen Lutheran, into Danish


=Dutch=

*Albert Koster
*Jan Utenhove


=English=

* Rabbi Howshua Amariel - Native American Jew, "THIS REPORT: The Hebrew/Phoenician History called the Bible" [ [http://tcprayer.bravehost.com/torah1.htm THIS REPORT: The Hebrew/Phoenician History called the Bible] ] (first formal equivalence translation of the Ancient Hebrew text) [http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?SAB1=Amariel&BOOL1=all+of+these&FLD1=Keyword+Anywhere+%28GKEY%29+%28GKEY%29&GRP1=OR+with+next+set&SAB2=&BOOL2=as+a+phrase&FLD2=Keyword+Anywhere+%28GKEY%29+%28GKEY%29&PID=5YnX8gnaRv18WzVMlECvxV98Q_4Tq&SEQ=20080901120343&CNT=25&HIST=1 U.S. Copyright Office] [ [http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com/kickapps/service/displayKickPlace.kickAction?u=2105275&as=7691 amarielfamily - Guinness World Records Member] ] [ [http://www.planetnana.co.il/igbos/pages/books.html Igbo Interest World Wide- BOOKS] ] .
*Henry T. Anderson - American, "The New Testament Translated from the Original Greek"
*William Ballantine - translator of The Riverside New Testament (d. 1937)
*Steven T. Byington - American, translator of The Bible in Living English, published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society
*Heinz Cassirer - Messianic Jew, NT into English
*Richard Challoner - Catholic, into English
*Myles Coverdale - Anglican, Coverdale Bible, Great Bible
*John Nelson Darby - Plymouth Brethren, Darby Bible
*Ferrar Fenton - Anglican, Ferrar Fenton Bible
*Everett Fox - Jewish, translated into English and German
*Edgar J. Goodspeed - American, NT of An American Translation and worked on Revised Standard Version
*Jay P. Green Sr. - American, multiple translations into English, including Green's Literal Translation
*William Henry Green - American, American Standard Version
*Yisrayl Hawkins "corrected" English version of Bible, The Book of Yahweh
* George Joye - Protestant, the author of the first printed English translations of Psalms (1530), Isaiah (1531), Proverbs (1533), Ecclesiastes (1533), Jeremiah (1534) and Lamentations (1534.
*B. E. Junkins - A Fresh Parenthetical Version of the New Testament
*Adolf Ernst Knoch - American, the Concordant Literal Version
*George Lamsa - Church of the East, Lamsa Bible
*Richmond Lattimore - published in 1996, his translation is titled "The New Testament"
*Neil R. Lightfoot - World Bible Translation Center, International Children's Version, New Century Version
*James MacKnight - Scottish, "The New Translation of the Apostolical Epistles"
*Richard Mant - "The Book of Psalms in an English Metrical Version"
*Max Margolis - Jew, into English
*Hugo McCord - American, Churches of Christ, "The Everlasting Gospel"
*Bruce Metzger - American, United Church of Christ, New Revised Standard Version (also the Revised Standard Version, 2nd Edition)
*Helen Barrett Montgomery - American, Baptist, Centenary New Testament
*Donald Nash - Christian Church, "A Literal and Consistent New Testament, 1997, rev. 1998
*Olaf M. Norlie - Lutheran, English Simplified New Testament, also called "Children's Simplified New Testament"
*Matthew Parker - Anglican, Bishop's Bible
*Eugene H. Peterson - Evangelical, produced "The Message"
*J. B. Phillips - "The New Testament in Modern English", "Four Prophets"
*John Rogers - Protestant, Matthew Bible
*Joseph Bryant Rotherham - British, Church of Christ, The Emphasized Bible
*Hugh Schonfield - Jewish, "The Original New Testament: A Radical Translation and Reinterpretation"
*Mary Sidney - Anglican, translated Psalms into English
*Joseph Smith, Jr. - Mormon, Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible
*Julia E. Smith - Protestant, Julia E. Smith Parker Translation
*David H. Stern - "The Complete Jewish Bible"
*Richard Taverner - Anglican, Taverner's Bible
*Charles Thomson - Protestant, Thomson's Translation
*William Tyndale - Tyndale's Bible
*Kenneth Wuest - Evangelical, Wuest Expanded Translation
*John Wycliffe - Wyclif's Bible
*Robert Young - Protestant, Young's Literal Translation

Old English

*Bede - translated into Old English
*Caedmon - translated into Old English

Esperanto

*L. L. Zamenhof - Jewish, translated into Esperanto


=Finnish=

*Mikael Agricola - Lutheran, translated into Finnish


=French=

*Giovanni Diodati - Protestant, translated into Italian and French
*François de Larben
*Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples - Roman Catholic, translated into French
*Antoine Lemaistre and Louis Isaac Lemaistre - Roman Catholics, translated into French
*Nicholas de Leuze
*Pierre Robert Olivétan - Protestant, translated into French
*Jean Frederic Ostervald - Protestant, translated into French
*Louis-Isaac Le Maître de Sacy - Jansenist, translated into French
*Louis Segond - Calvinist, translated into French


=German=

*Johann Augusti
*Martin Buber, Jewish
*Johann Dietenberger, Catholic
*Martin Luther, Lutheran reformer, Luther Bible
*Moses Mendelssohn, Jewish
*Franz Rosenzweig, Jewish
*Karl-Heinz Vanheiden
*Wilhelm Martin Leberecht de Wette

Old German

*Williram - Roman Catholic, translated into Old German


=Gilbertese=

*Hiram Bingham II - Congregationalist, translated into Gilbertese


=Gothic=

*Ulfilas - Arian, translated into Gothic


=Greek=

*Maximus de Gallipoli - translated into Greek

Modern Greek

*Alexandros Pallis - translated into Modern Greek


=Gullah=

*Pat and Claude Sharpe - Evangelical, translated into Gullah


=Hawaiian=

*Lorrin Andrews - ABCFM missionary into Hawai'ian
*Sheldon Dibble - American, translated into Hawaiian


=Hebrew (New Testament) =

*Franz Delitzsch - Lutheran, translated New Testament into Hebrew
*Yitzhak Salkinsohn - Presbyterian, translated the New Testament into Hebrew


=Hungarian=

*Szenci Molnár Albert - Reformed, into Hungarian
*György Káldi - Roman Catholic, translated into Hungarian
*Gáspár Károlyi - Protestant, translated into Hungarian
*János Sylvester - Protestant, translated into Hungarian


=Icelandic=

*Oddur Gottskálksson - Protestant, translated into Icelandic
*Guðbrandur Þorláksson - Lutheran, translated into Icelandic


=Italian=

*Antonio Brucioli - Protestant, translated into Italian
*Giovanni Diodati - Protestant, translated into Italian and French
*Samuel David Luzzatto - Jew, into Italian
*Santi Marmochini - Roman Catholic, translated into Italian
*Antonio Martini - Roman Catholic, translated into Italian


=Kamba=

*Johann Ludwig Krapf - German, parts into Oromo, Amharic, Nyika (Rabai) and Kamba


=Korean=

*Henry G. Appenzeller - Methodist Episcopal, into Korean

Latin

*Jerome - Church Father, translated into Latin, the Vulgata
*John Immanuel Tremellius - Italian Jew converted to Christianity, into Latin


=Lisu=

*J. O. Fraser - China Inland Mission, into Lisu


=Macedonian=

*Ivan Grozdanov - translated the New Testament into modern Macedonian. Published 1999.


=Malay=

*Albert Cornelius Ruyl - Protestant, translated into Malay


=Malayalam=

*Hermann Gundert - Basle Mission, into Malayalam
*Bro.Dr.Mathews Vergis - Inter Denominational Christian Fellowship, into Modern Malayalam.Holy Bible (Visudha Grandham) translated from Syriac by Very Rev. Kurian Cor Episcopa- the Official bible of Jacobite Syrian Church


=Māori=

*Elizabeth Fairburn Colenso Church Mission Society, into Maori


=Marathi=

*Bapuji Appaji - into Marathi
*B. N. Athavale
*William Carey
*Ratnakar Hari Kelkar - NT translation from Greek to Marathi 2005 and Greek-Marathi wordbook [http://www.bible-marathi.com Nava Karar]
*Pandita Ramabai - Evangelical, translated into Marathi


=A-Miao=

*Sam Pollard - into A-Miao, also known as Flowery Miao


=Mixtec=

*Kenneth L. Pike - Evangelical, translated into Mixtec

Nama

*Johann Heinrich Schmelen - Nama of Namibia


=Nyika (Rabai)=

*Johann Ludwig Krapf - German, parts into Oromo, Amharic, Nyika (Rabai) and Kamba


=Oromo=

*Aster Ganno - Protestant, into Oromo
*Johann Ludwig Krapf - German, parts into Oromo, Amharic, Nyika (Rabai) and Kamba
*Onesimos Nesib - Lutheran, translated into Oromo

Oshindonga

*Martti Rautanen - Finnish Missionary Society, into Oshindonga of Namibia


=Otjiherero=

*Gottlieb Viehe - German, into Otjiherero of Namibia

Paniya

*Bro.Dr.Mathews Vergis and Team - "DAIVAM MANCHANAYOTHE KATHA" The story of GOD who became man,Published by Word to World Foundation,Inter Denominational Christian Fellowship,New Testament Paniya


=Persian=

*Henry Martyn


=Polish=

*Jan Laski - into Polish
*Jan Sieklucki - Calvinist, translated into Polish
*Jakub Wujek - Jesuit, translated into Polish


=Portuguese=

*Emperor D. Pedro II - translated the book of Nehemiah into Portuguese
*Bernardo de Alcobaça - Roman Catholic, translated into Portuguese
*João Ferreira de Almeida - Protestant, translated into Portuguese
*António Pereira de Figueiredo - Roman Catholic father, translated into Portuguese based on the Vulgata
*Huberto Rohden - Roman Catholic and spiritualist, translated the New Testament into Portuguese
*Gómez de Santofímia - Roman Catholic, translated the Psalms into Portuguese
*Matos Soares - Roman Catholic, translated into Portuguese

Provençal

*Peter Waldo - Waldensian, translated into Provençal


=Romanian=

*Petru Pavel Aron
*Constantin Brâncoveanu - into Romanian
*Dumitru Cornilescu - Protestant, translated into Romanian
*Gala Galaction - Romanian Orthodox, translated into Romanian
*Radu and Şerban Greceanu - translated into Romanian


=Russian=

*Epifany Slavinetsky - Russian Orthodox, translated into Russian

Sanskrit

*William Carey - Baptist, translated into Bengali and Sanskrit

Sechwana

*Robert Moffat - Congregationalist, translated into Sechwana


=Serbian=

*Lujo Bakotić - translated into Serbian
*Aleksandar Birviš - translated into Serbian
*Đuro Daničić - Serbian Orthodox, translated into Serbian
*Vuk Stefanović Karadžić - Serbian Orthodox, translated into Serbian
*Dimitrije Stefanović - translated into Serbian
*Atanasije Stojković - translated into Serbian


=Seri=

*Edward W. Moser - American Evangelical, into Seri of Mexico


=Shan=

*Nathan Brown - Baptist, translated into Assamese and Shan

Slavic

*Cyril and Methodius - translated into Slavic


=Slovak=

*Jozef Roháček - Protestant, translated into Slovak


=Slovene=

*Jurij Dalmatin - Protestant, translated into Slovene
*Primož Trubar - Lutheran, translated into Slovene

Somali

*H. Warren Modricker, Dorothy Modricker - 1976 (New Testament)
*Dorothy Modricker, Adan Jimale Farah - 1979 (complete Bible)


=Sorbian=

*Michel Hornik (Michael Hornig) - into Sorbian


=Lower Sorbian=

*Jan Bjedrich Fryco (Johann Friedrich Fritze) - into Lower Sorbian


=Spanish=

*Francisco de Enzinas - Protestant, translated into Spanish
*Juan Pérez de Pineda - Protestant, translated into Spanish
*Casiodoro de Reina - Lutheran, translated into Spanish
*Scío de San Miguel - Roman Catholic, translated into Spanish
*Abraham Usque - Jewish, translated into Spanish
*Cipriano Valera - Protestant, revised Reina's translation
*Moses Arragel - Jew, translated Hebrew Scriptures (1430)


=Swedish=

*Helge Åkessons - Lutheran, translated into Swedish
*Olavus Petri - Protestant, into Swedish
*Gustav Vasa - Protestant, translated into Swedish, Gustav Vasa Bible


=Tamil=

*Johann Philipp Fabricius - German, revised Tamil


=Tatar=

*Nikolai Ivanovitch Ilminski - Russian Orthodox, into Tatar

Thai

*Philip Pope (missionary) - Independent Baptist, into Thai from the KJV


=Turkish=


=Ottoman Turkish=

*Wojciech Bobowski, also known as Ali Ufki - born Protestant, converted to Islam, translated into Ottoman Turkish


=Ukrainian=

*Panteleimon Kulish - into Ukrainian
*Ivan Nechui-Levytsky - into Ukrainian
*Ivan Ohiienko (Ohijenko, Ogienko) - into Ukrainian
*Ivan Puluj (also spelled Puliui) - into Ukrainian


=Welsh=

*William Morgan - Anglican, translated into Welsh
*William Salesbury - Protestant, translated into Welsh


=Xhosa=

*Henry Hare Dugmore - Methodist, translated into Xhosa


=Yiddish=

*Elijah Levita (aka Bahur and Elijah ben Asher) - Jewish, German Yiddish


=Yoruba =

*Samuel Ajayi Crowther - translated into Yoruba and concluded it in the mid 1880 known as " Bibeli Mimo"


=Zulu=

*John William Colenso - Anglican, Zulu
*Hans Paludan Smith Schreuder - Norwegian, translated in Zulu

Translators into multiple languages

*Elias Riggs - American Presbyterian, into modern Armenian and Bulgarian
*Johann Ludwig Krapf - German, parts into Oromo, Amharic, Nyika (Rabai) and Kamba
*William Carey - Baptist, translated into Bengali and Sanskrit
*Nathan Brown - Baptist, translated into Assamese and Shan
*Giovanni Diodati - Protestant, translated into Italian and French
*Henry Martyn - Protestant, translated into Hindustani and Persian

References

ee also

*Bible translations by language
*


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