Bible translated into Inuit language after 34-year Canadian project

19.05.2012                      27.Ijar. 5772                    Behar-Beschukotai; Tag 42 des Omer

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Bible translated into Inuit language after 34-year Canadian project

One of the main difficulties the translators faced was the translation of objects that aren't found in the Arctic such as certain trees that don't grow in the treeless Arctic.

For the first time, the Bible and New Testament have been translated to an Inuit language. A group of Inuit Christians in the Canadian territory Nunavut have completed the 34-year translation project this week, translating the holy religious texts into the local Inuktitut.
The task wasn't easy necessitating creative linguistic gymnastics to bridge the 2,000-year temporal divide in addition to the vast distance separating the Arctic peoples and the Middle Easterners, who wrote the holy books….