Over three hundred years ago on January 3, 1714, the first Indian Bible was translated by a German missionary to Tamil. As the first Biblical translation printed in an Indian language, needless to say it was something of a historic moment for Indian-Christian literature.
Was India mentioned in the Bible?
India is mentioned in Esther 1:1 and 8:9 as the eastern boundary of the Persian Empire under Ahasuerus (c. fifth century B.C.) and in 1 Maccabees 6:37 in a reference to the Indian mahouts of Antiochus’s war elephants (second century B.C.). Otherwise there are no explicit references to India in the Old Testament.
What language was the Bible first written in India?
The first known translation of any Christian Scripture in an Indian language was done to Konknni in 1667 AD by Ignacio Arcamone, an Italian Jesuit.
Did Jesus came to India?
In the late medieval period, there appeared Arthurian legends that the young Jesus had been in Britain. In the 19th and 20th centuries theories began to emerge that between the ages of 12 and 29 Jesus had visited India, or had studied with the Essenes in the Judea desert.
Who is the founder of Bible Society of India?
Bible Society of India
|Bible Society of India – earlier office situated on Cubbon Park end – The Karnataka Auxiliary is now situated in this premises.|
|Predecessor||The British and Foreign Bible Society in India and Ceylon|
|Formation||1 November 1944|
|Founder||The British and Foreign Bible Society|
Who started Bible Sunday?
Origins of worship on Sundays
Bauckham has argued that Sunday worship must have originated in Palestine in the mid-1st century, in the period of the Acts of the Apostles, no later than the Gentile mission; he regards the practice as universal by the early 2nd century with no hint of controversy (unlike.
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What is the world’s first language?
World’s oldest language is Sanskrit. The Sanskrit language is called Devbhasha. All European languages seem inspired by Sanskrit. All the universities and educational institutions spread across the world consider Sanskrit as the most ancient language.