William Kumuyi, General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, has published a Yoruba Bible after 15 years.
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The Bible, called Bibeli Mimo Atoka, was published by the Bible Society of Nigeria.
The church said in a broadcast that the new scripture is “one of the most reliable and readable Bibles” for personal study and teaching.
It further said: “Bibeli Mimo Atoka offers the most literally accurate translation from the original while keeping the integrity of the Bible.
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“This new version takes care of changes that have occurred over time in the meaning of some expressions found in ancient Yoruba and makes the Bible more comprehensible and relevant to today’s readers.”
Kumuyi who clocked 79 last June said the Bible was specially prepared, adding that “it is true to the original with cross-references.” He urged Christian leaders and ministers to start using it, assuring that the major doctrines of the scriptures were highlighted.
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The first African Anglican bishop in Nigeria Samuel Ajayi Crowther is credited to have made the first translation of the Bible to Yoruba.