21 September 2009

Biblical French

Have you ever looked at a Bible translated into another language?  Not only are the words of the text different,  but the names of the books are different too!  In French, some of the book titles are similar, but they are definately pronounced differently! 

Genèse                                 Lamentations de Jérémie          Matthieu
Exode                                  Ezéchiel                                    Marc
Lèvitique                              Daniel                                       Luc
Nombres                             Osée (oh say ee)                       Jean
Deutéronome                       Joël                                           Actes
Josué                                    Amos                                       Romains
Juges                                    Abdias                                     1 & 2 Corinthiens
Ruth (“root”)                        Jonas (like the brothers)            Galates
1 & 2 Samuel                      Michée                                      Ephésiens
1 & 2 Rois                          Nahoum                                    Philippiens
1 & 2 Chroniques               Habaquq                                   Colossiens
Esdras                                Sophonie                                   1 & 2 Thessaloniciens
Néhémie                             Aggée                                       1 & 2 Timothée
Esther                                 Zacharie                                    Tite
Job                                     Malachie                                   Philémon
Psaumes (the p is pronounced!)                                            Hébreux
Proverbes                                                                            Jacques
Ecclésiaste                                                                           1 & 2 Pierre
Cantique des Cantiques                                                        1, 2, & 3 Jean
Esaïe                                                                                    Jude
Jérémie                                                                                 Apocalypse

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