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Aug 8, 2008

Linear thinking

Written by Elly G.

translator_checking_sangu Elly involved in translating Sangu language.
During the final check of the book of Ruth in the Sangu language, where the quality of a translation is checked with an outside translation consultant, the Sangu translators were remarkably inspired by the importance and meaning of the book of Ruth.

In Ruth 4: 21-22, the text reads (in Sangu), USalimoni wamusavíle uBoasi, uBoasi wamusavíle uObedi. UObedi wamusavíle uYese, uYese wamusavíle uDawudi.'  (Salmon the father of Boaz, Boaz the father of Obed, Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David).

One of the translators said, "The mention of David has enabled us to understand that this not just a historical story about a Moabite lady who found favour in her marriage to Boaz. Her genealogy is connected to Jesus, our Messiah and Saviour! Now we see that the story of Ruth is very relevant to our churches and the Christians in the Sangu plains."

The translators realized that even books of the Bible which tell of Jewish history have meaning for people in Tanzania because they teach us more about the Lord Jesus.


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