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Bible translations into Belarusian

The first translation into Belarusian was by Francysk Skaryna. He printed his first book titled The Psalter, in the Old Belarusian recension of Church Slavonic on August 6, 1517 in Prague. He continued his printing work in Vilnius. The culmination of his life's work was a printing of the Bible in the Old Belarusian recension of Church Slavonic.[1] From 1517 to 1519 he printed 23 books of the Bible. Belarusian bible was the first translation in an Eastern Slavic language and one of the first among European languages.[citation needed]

In 2000 a translation from an Old-Slavic Bible was executed by well known Belarusian slavist and translator Vasil Syargeevich Syomukha, with the help of Metropolitan of Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church Nickolaj and missionary of Global Missionary Ministries George Rapetsky (Canada).

  • Francysk Skaryna, 1517
  • Luka Dzekul-Malej,[2] 1926, 1931
  • Anton Lutskevich, 1931
  • Vasil Syargeevich Syomukha,[3] 2003
  • George Rapetsky, Canadian, 2003


  1. ^ Мова выданняў Францыска Скарыны / А. М. Булыка, А.І. Жураўскі, У. М. Свяжынскі. — Мн.: Наука і тэхніка, 1990. ISBN 5-343-00447-4 C. 210
  2. ^ The History of Protestant Churches in Belarus
  3. ^ Belarusian Bible