Bible translations into Slavic languages
The history of all Bible translations into Slavic languages begins with Bible translations into Church Slavonic. Other languages include:
An effort to produce a version in the vernacular was made by Francysk Skaryna (d. after 1535), a native of Polatsk in Belarus. He published at Prague, 1517–19, twenty-two Old Testament books in Old Belarusian language, in the preparation of which he was greatly influenced by the Bohemian Bible of 1506. Other efforts were made during the 16th and 17th centuries, but the Church Slavonic predominated in all these efforts.
For further reference go to http://www.pravapis.org/art_skaryna1.asp
- See also: Archangel Gospel, Russian. And the The Four Gospels ("Четвероевангелие" ("Chetveroevangelie")) Tetraevangelia of Ivan Alexander by Pyotr Mstislavets (1574-1575)
The Bulgarian Orthodox church continued to use the Old Church Slavonic until the 1940s. In 1835 the British and Foreign Bible Society contracted a Bulgarian monk, Neofit Rilski, who started on a new translation which, in later editions, remains the standard version today.
Early history of Macedonian translations are closely linked with translations into Bulgarian dialects from 1852. The whole Bible (including the Deuterocanonical books) translated in Macedonian by the Archbishop Gavril was printed in 1990.
Bible translations into Polish date to 13th century. First full translations were completed in the 16th century. Today the official and most popular Bible in Poland is the Millennium Bible (Biblia Tysiąclecia) first published in 1965.
The first translation of the whole Bible into Czech, based on the Latin Vulgate, was done in 1360. Jan Huss' Bible was printed in 1488, the Bible of Kralice from 1579, the definitive edition in 1613. The Bible of Kralice was the first translation from the original languages (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek) and remains in wide use. Among modern translations the Ecumenical Version of 1979 is commonly used. The newest translation in modern Czech was completed in 2009.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Jackson, Samuel Macauley, ed. (1914). "article name needed". New Schaff–Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (third ed.). London and New York: Funk and Wagnalls.
- Konikovo Gospel
- Croatian - Hrvatska Biblija – translation: "Zagreb"
- Croatian - Hrvatska Biblija - web download: Bible in Croatian-full text – translation: Dr Ivan Saric 1942.
- Macedonian Bible Translations Online.
- Macedonian Bible – Online Parallel Bible with alternate choices for chapter display version Bulgarian, Serbian, Russian, KJV
- Bible in Church Slavonic (iOS)
- Slovene Biblical Society
- Slovene Biblia – An article in Slovene
- Slavic Bible - PDF – "Russia"