Source for the 1784 Korean Bible (성경직해)?
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My dad is in the process of learning Korean, and has been hunting for a good Bible to supplement his studies. My understanding is that the 1784 is the first, and is probably Vulgate-sourced. There's also a 1977 (공동번역), and one by the Korean Bishops' Conference published in 2005. Honestly, I don't know if any of these are very good. Any Korean Catholics on here than could give me some sense of what I should get for him, and/or point me towards a source to order from?
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My brother, who speaks Korean (he has a Korean wife; we, ourselves, are Italian American) said this in an email:
  
Quote:Just based off this, the Catholic Holy Bible (2005) is probably the best one to go with, being the contemporary version in use there. Wouldn’t recommend trying to get too fancy with older or specialized translations that attempt to mimic an older Douay feel if someone is using this Bible as a second language study aid, since learning Korean is hard enough without arcane terms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_tran...nto_Korean
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(01-21-2021, 07:11 PM)VoxClamantis Wrote: My brother, who speaks Korean (he has a Korean wife; we, ourselves, are Italian American) said this in an email:
  
Quote:Just based off this, the Catholic Holy Bible (2005) is probably the best one to go with, being the contemporary version in use there. Wouldn’t recommend trying to get too fancy with older or specialized translations that attempt to mimic an older Douay feel if someone is using this Bible as a second language study aid, since learning Korean is hard enough without arcane terms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_tran...nto_Korean
Many thanks! Do you know anyplace online that would ship one to America?
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I'll ask my brother. In the meanwhile, this might give your Dad something to read online: https://bible.cbck.or.kr/Vulgata
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(01-22-2021, 12:39 AM)VoxClamantis Wrote: I'll ask my brother. In the meanwhile, this might give your Dad something to read online: https://bible.cbck.or.kr/Vulgata

Brother here. The best US-based website for ordering Korean books is probably BandibookUS (in Korean), with an English-language version of the website being found at: http://www.hanbooks.com/. Their telephone number is 888-880-8622. The website lists an email address at the bottom for further questions.

We have ordered from them on numerous occasions and they are very quick and efficient in fulfilling orders. Just be sure to emphasize which specific Korean Bible you want, since several are offered. As mentioned, I recommend the 2005 Catholic Bible from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea. Hanbooks/BandibookUS can order books directly from Korea, if they don’t carry it in-house. Hope this helps.
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