Document Type

Working Paper

Date of this Version

8-27-2014

Comments

Comments: Williams, Michael P. "A 'Loochooan' New Testament" Unique at Penn (Posted: 25 July 2014) http://uniqueatpenn.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/a-loochooan-new-testament/

Abstract

Essay on the history and bibliography of four books of the New Testament (including two editions of the Gospel of Luke) translated by evangelist Bernard Jean Bettelheim into Japanese/Ryukyuan, and published in Hong Kong, 1855-1858. Provides context on Bettelheim's role in Okinawan history as well as his knowledge of the languages spoken on Okinawa in the mid-1800s.

Keywords

Bettelheim, Bible, New Testament, Okinawa, Ryukyuan history

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Date Posted: 29 August 2014

 

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