The Bible

The Bible is a unique book. It consists of the Old and New Testaments. The word «Bible» from Greek literally means «books». The Testaments have established the union between God and man.

Today the Bible is the most popular book in the world. It is the world leader both in the number of translations and the number of issued copies. By the end of 2016 the complete Bible has been translated into 636 languages, and the New Testament into 1442 languages.

Belarusians got the first printed translation of the Bible into the language that was widely understood by common local residents in 1517 — it was the eighth printed translation of the Holy Scriptures in the world and the second among the Slavic peoples.

Bible tor children and commonalty is education, for teachers and wise people it is an astonishment. The Bible is a wonderful river! It is so shallow that even a sheep can cross it! But at the same time it is so deep that even an elephant has to swim across it! In this Book the beginning and end of all existing wisdom [is found], because only through it one can understand God who keeps the whole World! In this book there are all the laws and the rights enjoyed by people in this life! In this book all soul and body medicines are found!

Francysk Skaryna