List of languages by year of first Bible translation

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The Bible has been translated into many languages. The Jewish Tanakh (similar to the Protestant Old Testament) was originally written in Hebrew, with the exception of some passages of Daniel, Ezra, and Jeremiah which are in Aramaic. The New Testament is widely agreed to have originally been written in Greek, although some scholars hypothesize that certain books (whether completely or partially) may have been written in Aramaic before being translated for widespread dissemination.

Latin[edit]

Partly: end of 2nd century

Completely: mid 3rd century for Vetus Latina; around 407 for Jerome's Vulgate

Syriac[edit]

Partly:

Completely: earlier versions 2nd century; Peshitta 4th century

Coptic[edit]

Partly: First Century

Completely: Second Century (to Akhmimic, Sahidic and Boharic Dialects)

Gothic[edit]

Partly:

Completely: 383 by Ulifas or Ulfilas

Armenian[edit]

Partly: by Saint Mesrop (translated from Syriac)

Completely:

Nubian[edit]

Partly:

Completely: 6th century

Chinese[edit]

Partly: 640 (by Nestorian Christians for Chinese Emperor)

Completely: 1823

Arabic[edit]

Partly:

Completely: 8th century

Anglo-saxon[edit]

Partly: 7th century

Completely:

Slavonic[edit]

Partly: 9th century

Completely:

German[edit]

Partly: 748 Gospel of Matthew (Mondsee Fragments)

Completely: 1466 Mentelin Bible (there were several German translations before Martin Luther's translation 1535)

Slovenian[edit]

Partly: Primož Trubar, 1555

Completely: Jurij Dalmatin, 1584

Malay[edit]

Old Malay language that in the end branched into Indonesian language and modern Malay language

Partly: 1602 by Ruyl

Completely: 1733 by Leydekker

Wampanoag[edit]

Partly: John Eliot, 1653

Completely: John Eliot, 1663

Azeri[edit]

Partly: 1842

Completely: 1891

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