Adoniram Judson and his first wife, Ann Hasseltine, are famous as pioneering American Baptist missionaries to Burma and Judson’s 1840 translation of the Bible is still the most widely used version of the Bible in Burmese. The Judsons, however, were far from the first Christian missionaries in Burma. Catholics had already been there for 300 years, and Felix Carey and James Chater had established British Baptist missionary work there five years before the Judsons arrived. James Chater is credited with translating the Gospel of Matthew into Burmese (1812), but Judson considered this work to be of no use to him in his missionary work. Comparative analysis of Chater’s 1812 translation and Judson’s first publication of Scripture in Burmese, also the Gospel of Matthew (1817), reveals the reasons for Judson’s jaundiced view of his predecessor’s work.
The seminar will be held at the Henderson Campus in LR8, and via zoom here. Meeting ID: 813 8038 4263
|When||12:30pm - 1:30pm|
|Cost||FREE & open to the public|