- To change something written/spoken form from one language to another without changing the original meaning.
- The following is the development of Bible Translation from its original language to the present:
- The original (70) translators (Septuaginta) did the first translation of the Bible from the original Hebrew into Greek.
- This translation was known as the Septuagint.
- This translation was called vulgate.
- The translation was used up until the 16th century
- Translation of the Bible into English (King James Version).
- Translation of the Bible into German (by Martin Luther).
- The British and Foreign Bible Society was founded in 1804 to coordinate all the translation functions.
(vi) The first translation of the complete Bible into some African language in East Africa was into Luganda in 1896
(vii) In Kenya, the Bible has been translated into the following African languages;
- Kikuyu – 1951.
- Kamba – 1956.
- Dholuo – 1963.
- Kalenjin – 1968.
- Luhya - 1957.