Friday, February 6, 2009

Te Kawenata Hou - The New Testament

What better day than Waitangi Day - celebrating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between the British Crown and gathered Maori chiefs with the ministrations of missionaries in the background on 6th February, 1840 - to note Te Kawenata Hou: The New Testament.

This is a production of the New Testament in Maori and English (1952 Paipera Tapu / Good News Translation) through a joint venture between the Bible Society and Te Pihopatanga Aotearoa. It looks fantastic. Brilliant cover, nice easy-on-the-eye typeface, two columns per page with Maori on the inside columns and English on the outside (shaded) columns. This is a must have for Kiwi Christians; and especially for those like me without much command of Maori.

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