– The Bible, the world’s most widely distributed book, has been translated into 2,000 languages. Portions of it have been translated into 910 other languages.
– Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit people in the Arctic, has no word for sheep, horse or donkey. A 90-year-old translation renders the lamb of God as “God’s special thing that looks like a caribou calf.” A new translation is underway. Sheep will be rendered “sheep,” but donkey will remain “the thing with big ears.”
– One edition, published in England in 1631 is called The Wicked Bible because of an error. The printer was fined 300 pounds for leaving out only one word. Exodus 20:14 reads, “thou shalt commit adultery.”