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La Sankta Biblio (The Holy Bible Old & New Testament in Esperanto)

I found this among the Community Texts at Archive.org and I was reading the first few sentences of Genesis 1. If you're familiar with how it goes in English or in your native language, reading it in Esperanto would be a breeze. A teacher at Goethe Institut once told me that her German improved so much by reading the Bible in German. It is my hope that the Esperanto translation would do wonders for me (and for you) as well. The text is free to download and available in multiple formats: https://archive.org/details/LaSanktaBiblio

September 5, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thefifthjudge

I read on Wikipedia (take it with a grain of salt) that Zamenhof himself apparently translated the Old Testament into Esperanto, and other people added translations of the New Testament and the deuterocanonicals/apocrypha. Apparently the YouVersion app has it, and if you access it from your browser it will also allow you to do parallel readings (Esperanto side-by-side with another translation). I also know La Sankta Biblio can be read on this site: http://esperantobiblio.org/

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RobertoKin9

Worth pointing out, that your link also has audio verse-by-verse.

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaveRutan

I read Ecclesiastes and one or two of the letters from John for that project. ;-)

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AOPedagogo

Dankon! I didn't realize that until I googled for more info about La Sankta Biblio.

September 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeMiller9

Zamenhof did translate the entire Old Testament. A group of British pastors translated the New Testament, and before the entire Bible was published they did some minor editing of Zamenhof's text, mostly to make sure use of certain terms was congruent.

The Apocrypha (deutrocanonical books) was translated by Gerrit Berveling, a Dutch scholar.

The print Bible is available from UEA.

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JTqpPI

A few bible verses were actually used in the initial pamphlet for Esperanto. In fact the bible is used for a large amount of initial translations both for conlangs and for natural languages. (Due to priests usually being the first people interested in communicating with new groups without a written language.)

September 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AOPedagogo

Dankon!

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thefifthjudge

Nedankinde :)

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lethal_gnome

I don't know enough Esperanto to read the Bible just yet, but I've bookmarked that page for later on when I do get to that point. Thanks for posting it!

Out of curiosity, I went and tried to see if I could find any copies of the Quran and the Torah in Esperanto. I wasn't able to find the Torah (I might not have been looking hard enough, I just did a quick search) but I did find the Quran.

https://www.alislam.org/quran/Holy-Quran-Esperanto.pdf

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IsakNygren1

Torah is the first five books in the Bible.

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lethal_gnome

Oh, I guess that's why I didn't find anything lol

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AOPedagogo

I'm also a beginner but we'll get there as long we don't give up. Thank you too for the link.

September 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rhythmixed

If you're interested, here is the Book of Mormon in Esperanto: http://pemanoj.blogspot.com/

September 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AOPedagogo

Thanks. I have a hard copy in English. I'm not Mormon but I have friends who are.

September 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Little_Tatws

You can also find La Sankta Biblio on the YouVersion Bible app if you have it.

March 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaveRutan

I love that app! You can read two versions/languages side by side on it.

March 24, 2019
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