Here was an interesting (and short) blog post from the New College Librarian on the 30th Anniversary of the translation of the New Testament into Scots. The New Testament is currently on display at the library at New College.
This post provoked a couple of thoughts: firstly, I was surprised that it wasn’t until 1983 that there was a translation of the New Testament into Scots (I have to admit my ignorance when it comes to the Celtic languages and this may not be a big deal because of the English translation of the New Testament). Secondly, the great need for good translations of both testaments for the many people groups with never seeing the Bible in their own tongue. Below is a 10-minute video of a people group receiving a translation of the New Testament into their own heart language.
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That is a great video! We should do that every week at imago! Britt can surely build an ark.Seriously though, the people in the video are really moving.
Btw, are there still people who speak Scots as their main language? Dr. Fred Williams can say the Lords Prayer in Old English and it sounds awesome.
It is a phenomenal video. Scots is a living language–but I don’t know how many native speakers are in Scotland.