Translations of the Bible into Malayalam began from 1806, and have been to some extent influential on the development of the modern language.
The first attempt to translate bible into Malayalam was done by Kayamkulam Philipose Ramban with the support of Mor Dionatius the Great and Rev. Claudius Buchanan. Rev. Claudius Buchanan, a missionary who visited Kerala in the early 19th century, persuaded church leaders to translate the holy text into Malayalam and gave guidance to local scholars. At that time Syriac was the liturgical language of Christians in Kerala. Kayamkulam Philippose Ramban who was a Malankara Syrian Christian monk firstly translated few books of Holy Bible from Syriac to Malayalam. He was assisted by Timapah Pillay. Using the Tamil version translated by Johann Philipp Fabricius, they made a Malayalam copy. Bible Society of India (then known as an Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society) paid for 500 copies to be printed in Bombay in 1811. Timapah completed the New Testament in 1813, but this was found to include vocabulary known only to Syriac Christians and not to the general Malayalam population. Now this Bible is known as Ramban Bible.
After the Ramban Bible, it was Benjamin Bailey who continued the effort to transale the Bible to Malayalam and finally translated it enirely. His translation of the New Testament was finished and published in 1829 and the Old Testamen in 1841.
Hermann Gundert updated Bailey's version and produced the first Malayalam-English dictionary (1872). Other sources record that a Phillipose Rampan (c. 1780-1850) also translated parts of the Bible into Malayalam.
Benefits of application:
- The application works without an internet connection (offline);
- Ability to search;
- Ability to increase / decrease the font;
- Ability to create an unlimited number of tabs to a particular verse, one of the books;
- If you are interested in the allocation of poems you can copy or send a message;
- Ability to scroll through the volume buttons.
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Each menu item is a separate book, and each separate page in one of the books is the head.
Place the cursor instead of the chapter number and enter the chapter number. Thus, you will not have to scroll all the chapters, selecting interesting.