Cherokee Version of the Scriptures
Cherokee Version Of The Scriptures.
The Cherokee is vernacular to the Cherokee Indians. The first portion of the Scriptures printed in this language was the Gospel. of Matthew (without date), a second edition of which appeared in 1832, and a third in 1840. All three editions were published at the Arkansas mission press, Park Hill, at the expense of the A. B. C . F. M. In 1833 the same society published the Acts at New Echota, being the translation of the Rev. Samuel Waorcester, in concert with Elias Boudinot, an educated Cherokee. The Gospel of John, prepared by the same translators, was published in 1838, and reprinted in 1840 and 1841. Since 1869 the entire New Test. and portions of the Old have been published by the American Bible Society. See Bible of Every Land, p. 459 sq. (B. P.)