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Q: Russian Language bibles (KJV only) ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: Russian Language bibles (KJV only)
Category: Relationships and Society > Religion
Asked by: dhindo-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 12 Aug 2006 19:32 PDT
Expires: 11 Sep 2006 19:32 PDT
Question ID: 755428
Where can I purchase a new King James Bible that is in Russian?  I'd
prefer to find a bookstore in the US, or UK.

Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 13 Aug 2006 08:17 PDT
You mean a Bible that has been (re)translated from English to Russian,
and not from Greece/Armaic/Hebrew to Russian? Or do you mean a
"Protestant"/Anglican as in opposed to a Russian Orthodox one?

Request for Question Clarification by politicalguru-ga on 13 Aug 2006 08:21 PDT
Or maybe I should say - do you literally mean "King James", as in the
translation of the Bible into English, or did you mean a version of
the Bible that includes works according to the Protestant/CoE version?

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 14 Aug 2006 06:39 PDT
I can point you to a Russian Synodal Text (3,303kb) and a Russian New
Testament (w/ Strong's) (1,643kb), both are free ONLINE versions if
you are interested in this as an answer. The source does not indicate
if it is KJV or not but I'll gladly offer it to you to try and you can
let me know if it works for you.



Clarification of Question by dhindo-ga on 17 Aug 2006 22:14 PDT

Let me try to tell you in simple terms why I need the bible... as you
may have concluded, I'm not an expert.   I want to purchase the Bible
to give as a gift to my extended family.   I simply want a Russian
language bible that is equivalent to a KJV bible.  Whether it is
translated from English to Russian, or from Hebrew/Greek or Aramic to
Russian is not so important to me.  I have found it difficult to
really find any Russian language bibles at all, let alone something
equivalent to a KJV Bible.

Thanks for any help on this.  If I can't find the answer, I suspect
I'm asking the wrong questions so don't hesitate to ask questions. 
This is my first question ever using this Google service.
Subject: Re: Russian Language bibles (KJV only)
Answered By: politicalguru-ga on 18 Aug 2006 02:20 PDT
Dear dhindu, 

You have several options. The first is the so called "Russian
Illustrated Bible", translated by the World Bible Translation Center,
a protestant organisation. This bible adheres to the Protestant,
rather than the Orthodox, version.

Russian Illustrated Bible 

Also see: 
World Bible Translation Centre

The Unitd Bible Societies translation is another Protestant version.
You can find it for sale here:
THE HOLY BIBLE (russian cyrillic)

But you can also contact the UBS directly:
Bible Societies 

I suggest checking the UBS version before purchasing it, because at
least the American Bible Society's Russian version is the Synodal
version, which is an old  translation authorised by the Russian
Orthodox Church. If you need a Protestant bible this might not do
(although it is almost the same). On the other hand, the first version
I've offered (by the World Bible Translation Centre) follows the
guidelines of the King James Bible.

But this might be the best for you (despite the price): 
English-Russian Parallel Bible

I hope this answers your question. Please contact me if you need any
clarification on this answer before you rate it.
Subject: Re: Russian Language bibles (KJV only)
From: joatman71-ga on 13 Aug 2006 08:13 PDT
This seems to be a special order item at this location.  I'm sure I
could find it in stock somewhere around here, but at a place that does
not do mail order.
Subject: Re: Russian Language bibles (KJV only)
From: gregaw-ga on 14 Aug 2006 06:17 PDT
The King James Bible is simply a translation in English of old Greek
and Hebrew texts.  A translation into Russian of this English text
would not be nearly as clear or accurate as a translation into Russian
directly from the Greek or Hebrew.  Normally Bible translation is done
directly from the Greek and Hebrew to preserve as much of its original
meaning as possible.  That said, I don't think there is a Russian
translation of the King James Bible.  There may be translations that
come from the same original manuscripts.

Good Luck!
Subject: Re: Russian Language bibles (KJV only)
From: bozo99-ga on 14 Aug 2006 13:14 PDT
Unlike many of the more recent translations the KJV was made from the
"Received Text".   Possibly a translation from this into Russian is
the best answer to the question.

Selection of manuscripts for translation is a much-discussed issue.

The TBS (who are big fans of the KJV) have a sales site
but description of these products on the site is rather sparse.

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