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Last Post 03/30/2010 01:09 AM by burggraf. 11 Replies.
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blanzatbob
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03/01/2009 04:42 PM  
It would be great to have some recent French translations of the Bible.
At the top of the list would be "La Bible du Semeur" and "Nouvelle Bible Segond".

Hope to see these available soon!

(I really like the Mantis interface on the iPod Touch.)
burggraf
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03/02/2009 02:20 AM  
Thanks. It would be helpful if you could give us the publisher's information for these titles. Then we'll be happy to contact them and see if they'll grant permission for these Bibles.
blanzatbob
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03/02/2009 05:29 PM  
Here is what I have…

La Bible du Semeur
© 2000 Société Biblique Internationale
Copyright handler (outside of Europe):
International Bible Society
1820 Jet Stream Drive
Colorado Springs
CO 80921

La Nouvelle Bible Segond
© 2002 Société biblique française
5 avenue des Erables
95400 Villiers-le-Bel
France
(person in charge of overseas sales:
annie.guerin@sbf.fr)

Hope that is helpful.
burggraf
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03/02/2009 06:01 PM  
Thanks. We have contacted the publishers.
blanzatbob
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04/23/2009 09:21 AM  
Just wondering if there have been any new developments as concerns getting the more recent French translations on Mantis?
burggraf
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04/23/2009 03:31 PM  
Our plate is pretty full at the moment, so there's nothing new to report on this yet.
blanzatbob
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09/23/2009 04:37 PM  
I haven't asked in quite a while… so is there any news of recent French translations of the Bible.

I'm sure all the commentaries, etc. you have put out are very useful for your English-speaking users, but we don't even have a half-decent version of the Bible yet (Louis Segond is a beginning-of-the-20th-century translation!). Please have compassion on French speakers!
burggraf
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09/23/2009 05:09 PM  
We are working on the French NEG 1979 now and hope to release it in the coming weeks.
blanzatbob
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09/23/2009 08:47 PM  
Thanks for the prompt reply!

I hate to sound like a grouch but the NEG 1979 is thirty years old… The publisher, Maison de la Bible, has a more recent translation (Segond 21). Neither NEG nor Segond 21 are the most widely used French versions. Is there some sort of theological parti pris behind this choice?

For serious Bible study, there is no way round la Nouvelle Bible Segond (NBS). And for reading, la Bible du Semeur.
burggraf
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09/23/2009 09:23 PM  
We're just doing the Maison de la Bible version because that publisher approached us and asked us to do it. We'd be happy to do any version that a publisher grants us the rights to.
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03/29/2010 04:57 PM  
I suppose the deafening silence about new French translations for Mantis means the publishers are not playing along?

If you confirm that is the case, it might be interesting to have French-speaking iPhone/ iPod users approach them directly. I would certainly be willing to give it a try…
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03/30/2010 01:09 AM  
We are doing the one modern French version -- production is just running behind.
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