This text examines a significant, yet much overlooked Chinese Bible translation project produced by William Dean (1807-1895), an American Baptist missionary to the Chinese people in Siam and China. Dean was convinced that sound translation alone was inadequate for cross-cultural audiences who were unfamiliar with the Christian religion. Dean provided extensive commentary to his Bible translation despite the potential of 'violating' Bible production principles set by the Bible societies.
William Dean and the First Chinese Study Bible
Mercer University Press
Mind, Body & Spirit