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Thing 13


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Major figures in the modern scripture translation movement

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Thing 13

  1. 1. A Short History Quiz (for Protestants)
  2. 3. John Wycliffe (132?-1384) <ul><li>English scholar </li></ul><ul><li>* Believed people needed scripture in own language </li></ul><ul><li>First to translate the Bible into English </li></ul><ul><li>Declared heretic, works burned after death </li></ul>
  3. 7. Jan Hus (1372-1415) <ul><li>* Czech teacher, scholar </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed with Wycliffe that people should have scripture in own language. </li></ul><ul><li>Condemned by church, burned at stake in 1415 </li></ul><ul><li>* “I n a hundred years, God will raise up a man whose calls for reform cannot be suppressed.&quot; </li></ul>
  4. 10. Martin Luther (1483-1546) <ul><li>German monk, theologian </li></ul><ul><li>Protested sale of indulgences, corruption in Catholic Church </li></ul><ul><li>Launched Protestant Reformation with 95 Theses. </li></ul><ul><li>Completed German translation of Bible </li></ul>
  5. 11. “ For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “ The righteous shall live by faith .”-Romans 1:17
  6. 14. Cameron Townsend (1896-1982) <ul><li>American Missionary to Latin America </li></ul><ul><li>Worked on Bible translation in Mexico, Central America </li></ul><ul><li>Founded Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) and Wycliffe Bible Translators </li></ul>
  7. 15. <ul><li>Over 200 million have no scripture in their own language </li></ul><ul><li>Over 2000 language groups still do not have one verse of scripture. </li></ul>
  8. 17. Dr. Robert Oppenheimer Gen. Leslie Groves <ul><li>Head of The Manhatten Project (1940s) </li></ul><ul><li>Involved 1000s of ordinary people </li></ul><ul><li>Brought U.S., world, into the “atomic age.” </li></ul>