Select parts of the Holy Bible for the use of the Negro Slaves in the British West-India Islands (London, 1807)

Whyte, C. (2020) Select parts of the Holy Bible for the use of the Negro Slaves in the British West-India Islands (London, 1807). [Data Collection]

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This is a digital version of a book held in University of Glasgow Special Collections.

The bible itself is an edited edition of the King James Bible – there is no extra material in the Bible, just redacted passages. This version of the Bible excludes 90 percent of the Old Testament as well as 50 percent of the New Testament. Absent are all of the Psalms, that talk about hope for God’s liberation from oppression, as well as the entire Book of Revelation.

There is a second Slave Bible which is a different edition and reads more like a lexicon. Entitled Bible. New Testament. Creole & Pidgins, Other. 1829. It was translated into 'Negro-English language, by the missionaries.' 'Negro-English is the name given to the dialect--a strange compound of Dutch, Portuguese, English and African words--spoken ... in Dutch Guiana'.

Please follow the 'Related Resource URL' below to access. This has not been digitized, but individuals may inquire about both.

College / School: College of Arts > School of Humanities
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2020 12:41
Related resource URL: http://eleanor.lib.gla.ac.uk/record=b1715207
URI: http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/955

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Whyte, C. (2020); Select parts of the Holy Bible for the use of the Negro Slaves in the British West-India Islands (London, 1807)

University of Glasgow

DOI: 10.5525/gla.researchdata.955

Retrieved: 2020-08-09

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