Saturday, August 16, 2014

Lennart Anderson's New Testament

This is a new version that probably none of us will ever get to see. I found out about its existence when reading the preface to Joel Anderson's The New Testament: The JAV. It is a handwritten translation/paraphrase written by his grandfather, Lennart Anderson. The preface to Joel's New Testament states:
The decision to actually work toward my own version of the New Testament was inspired by my grandpa, Lennart Anderson. He had no formal training in Greek, but with the help of lexicons, over the course of 50 years, he slowly and faithfully completed his own hand-written paraphrase/translation of the New Testament. When he finished, he bound his hand-written version in a book, and eventually gave it to me. It is on my shelf. The work wasn’t just some academic or linguistic exercise—it was a work of life-long faith.

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