With its priceless spiritual value and rich source of divine revelation and virtue the Holy Bible feeds your soul and guides you on your path to creating a special connection with God. It is a written record of the word of God that contains the long history of Christianity and represents the foundation of Christian faith. This sacred book has the power to inspire and teach believers how to understand God’s word on a much deeper level and apply its will and wisdom to their lives in today’s modern world that is to some extent spoiled by technology and fake values. It gives you a unique insight into the development and expansion of Christianity and tells wonderful stories about the holy mission and sacrifice of Jesus and his disciples.
Through the study of the sacred writing in the Bible like psalms, prayers, religious songs and the four gospels one can better understand the importance of true life values such as love, compassion, friendship, honesty, justice, kindness, peace, loyalty and respect which can truly make our life more meaningful and enrich it with moments of happiness and inner harmony. The process of carefully Bible study is based on discipline, requires a closer look at the meaning and context of biblical verses and passages and actually goes beyond the study of their historical and logical meaning.
The original verses and passages of Scripture were written in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic and these ancient manuscripts have been translated into hundreds of different languages. While some of the first manuscripts translated into English were produced by the Oxford professor John Wycliffe during the 1380’s, attempts to interpret Scripture into other languages began a few centuries later. The first attempt to produce a Korean Bible was made in 1873 by John Ross who was a Scottish missionary in Korea and Manchuria. He completed the Korean translation of the New Testament in 1887 with the help of various Korean translators. They aimed to create a literal translation of Scripture that would capture the true meaning of the original manuscripts with suitable Korean idioms and phrases. Correct biblical translation is essential to discerning the real message and divine plan of God and achieve a deeper level of spiritual maturity.
The first entire Korean Bible was created by a group of missionaries from aboard and published in 1911. This is often regraded as the official translation that interprets the biblical story in a way that is easy to understand making it a great source for both personal worship and detailed study. A revised version of both the Old and New Testament was fist published in 1938 and later various revised editions were produced including the Korean Revised Version (1961), the Korean New Testament (1967) and the New Korean Revised Version (1998). A great source for deep study The Revised New Korean Standard Version, published first in 1993 and later revised in 2001, was made by theologians and Korean language scholars. It combines both dynamic and literal translation methods to deliver a writing that is simple, accurate and understandable to the modern reader, making it suitable for liturgy, personal worship and church education.