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"Treasures of Okinawa: Frank Hawley Collection "


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ruka

Rukaden fukuinsho
(The Gospel of Luke)

1855

Translated by Bernard J. Bettelheim
Published in Hong Kong

20.4cm X 28.8cm

seisa_yohane

Yohaneden fukuinsho
(The gospel of St. John)

1855

Translated by Bernard J. Bettelheim
Published in Hong Kong

15.2cm X 29.0cm

Seisa genkoden
(The Acts of the Apostles)

1855

Translated by Bernard J. Bettelheim
Published in Hong Kong

15.2cm X 29.0cm

 

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It is said that Bernard J. Bettelheim started translating the Bible into Ryukyuan dialects around 1847. Later these three books were published in Hong Kong.

 


Bernard J. Bettelheim


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