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The Jewish Bishop and the Chinese Bible : S.I.J. Schereschewsky (1831-1906)

Author: Irene Eber
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1999.
Series: Studies in Christian mission, v. 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a study of the life and times of Bishop S.I.J. Schereschewsky (1831-1906) and his translation of the Hebrew Old Testament into northern vernacular (Mandarin) Chinese. Based largely on archival materials, missionary records and letters, it includes an analysis of the translated Chinese text together with Schereschewsky's explanatory notes.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Eber, Irene, 1929-
Jewish Bishop and the Chinese Bible.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1999
(OCoLC)606250877
Online version:
Eber, Irene, 1929-
Jewish Bishop and the Chinese Bible.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1999
(OCoLC)609709287
Named Person: S I J Schereschewsky; Samuel Isaac Joseph Schereschewsky; Samuel I Schereschewsky; Samuel I Schereschewsky
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irene Eber
ISBN: 9004112669 9789004112667
OCLC Number: 40534764
Description: xvi, 287 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Setting. Haskalah, The Jewish Enlightenment. Evangelism and the Missionary Enterprise in China. The Treaty System and the Missionaries --
Ch. 1. The Early Years From Lithuania to America, 1831-1859. From Taurage to Zhitomir. The Zhitomir Rabbinic School. From Breslau to America. The American Experience: Arrival. The American Experience: Seminary Study --
Ch. 2. Shanghai, 1859-1862. The Shanghai Mission: Background. Schereschewsky in Shanghai, 1859-1862. The Yangzi Journey. Last Days in Shanghai --
Ch. 3. Peking, 1862-1874. Settling In. Preaching and Converting. Journey to Kaifeng. Marriage. The Peking Translation Committee --
Ch. 4. Years of Achievement, 1878-1906. St. John's College. Mission Life in Disarray.
Series Title: Studies in Christian mission, v. 22.
Responsibility: by Irene Eber.

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Provides new and fascinating information about a major 19th century Bible translator, S.I.J. Schereschewsky, the early years of the Episcopal mission in China, his translation of the Old Testament  Read more...

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'This well researched study opens a window on a major theme of the modern missionary movement.' Wilbert R. Shenk, Church History, 2001. 'E. has written a masterful account...' T.H. Lim, Journal for Read more...

 
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