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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Accra Version

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This language is spoken by a trading people on the Gold Coast of Africa. The Rev. A. Hanson, a native of Accra, translated the gospels of St. Matthew and St. John into this language, which were printed in 1843 at London, by the British and Foreign Bible Society, in Roman letters. A revised edition of these gospels, together with the gospels of St. Mark and St. Luke, as prepared by the Rev. J. Zimmermann, of the Basle Missionary Society, were completed in 1855, and in 1860 the whole of the New, Test. was printed. The Old Test. was completed in 1865. This entire work was done by the Rev. Mr. Zimmermann. The translator, being aware that a first translation made by a foreigner must be very defective, and can only be tentative in its nature, has ever since devoted his time to a revision of his work. The New Test. he completed in 1870, and with the Old Test. he had proceeded as far as 1 Kings 10 when death called him away, in 1876. The remaining part was left to the Rev. G. Christaller, also of the Basle Missionary Society, who completed the work. Mr. Zimmermann has also published a grammar of the Ga language, viz. A Grammatical Sketch of the Akra or Ga Language, with an Appendix on the Adanme Dialect (Stuttg. 1856). (B. P.)


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Accra Version'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/a/accra-version.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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