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Bibles in other languages

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I've read about some famous linguists and theologians who were able to learn other languages simply by reading the Bible in other languages, especially if they've been studying it for 10+ years, therefore knowing what's on every page.

This is a helpful method for people who are learning some exotic language, since it might be near impossible to find decent grammar books and other reading material on it.

This is really intriguing to me, and I might get some Bibles in a few other languages. I've unsuccessfully got off the ground with Tagalog (my mom is a native speaker, unfortunately she didn't speak it to me when I was a baby :( ). The resources for Tagalog are poor unfortunately, so even though I like reading grammar books... I may have to try something else.

I know you can get English Bibles for free pretty easily, but can I get like... A Tagalog NIV somewhere?

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Oh I just thought, would a church have Bibles in other languages possibly? At least in my area, they're bound to have a Spanish one. They'd give one to a lost sheep like me right?

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What language are you interested in? japanese and tagalog?

By the way, good idea! I'll do that with german and french:mrgreen: and i'll look for those that you might be interested too.

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You also get to learn about the Bible, and may inadvertently become a scholar of it if you stick with this method. :D

What language are you interested in? japanese and tagalog?

By the way, good idea! I'll do that with german and french:mrgreen: and i'll look for those that you might be interested too.

Any that I might possibly want to learn in the future... spanish, japanese, mandarin, korean, tagalog, russian...

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I know the LDS have a book of Mormon in Tagalog... I dunno about Bibles, tho.

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I know this is a bit of a necropost, but http://unbound.biola.edu/ is an absolutely phenomenal resource for learning languages using the Bible. You can read the Bible in virtually any major language, even the Latin Vulgate and Septuagint, from monoligual to quantralingual, side-by-side with any language(s) you choose.

Edited by ephelotes

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