• 300 Years of the Tamil Bible: It's Origin and Impact  by Dr Albert Selwyn

300 years ago, the first ever Tamil language Bible was translated. This book reveals the journey of Ziegenbalg and the other fathers of the Tamil Bible, as these early missionaries strove to bring God's Word to the Indian people. Be inspired by their testimonies and how it has impacted society and individual lives.

Written in English as well as in Tamil.

About the Author:

Dr Albert Selwyn was ordained Presbyter in the CSI Karnataka Central Diocese in 1976 receiving his theological degree in Bangalore. He joined the Anglican Diocese of Singapore on January 2005 and served for 3 years as the Vicar of Parish of Christ Church, followed by another 3 years at the Church of the Epiphany.

Although he has retired from the Diocese, Dr Selwyn continues to pursue his interest in Linguistics, Tamil Literature and History of Missions. In October 2012, he received the award of Excellence and his Ph. D in Theology and Biblical Counselling from Ashbery University.


This book tells the fascinating story behind the first translation of the Bible into Tamil. The purpose of this book is to help present generations of Christians appreciate and value "the living and enduring Word of God" (1 peter 1:23), hoe God has faithfully preserved His Word and made it available and accessible to us.   -- Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon (The Methodist Church in Singapore) --

Dr Albert Selwyn's efforts to trace the history of the Tamil Bible are commendable. He has made sincere attempts to record the progress of the early missionaries' work, which many of our present generation Tamil Christians are not aware of. Many of these names we would not even have heard of. There is a lot of useful information on the different phases and years of hard work done by those servants of God. The pictures of missionaries, the manuscripts and other documents do give is some valuable proof of the early attempts to bring the Bible to the Tamil Christians. I would like to encourage the Tamil Christian population to read this book.  -- Rev R Prabhu (President,Emmanuel Tamil Annual Conference, Methodist Church in Singapore) -- 

This book reveals the testimonies of Bartholomew Ziegenbalg and other fathers of the Tamil Bible. Let the testimonies of these men remind us to give thanks for the people who continue to work and sacrifice to translate the Word of God into a language that can be understood. -- Ezekiel Tan (General Secretary, The Bible Society of Singapore) -- 

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300 Years of the Tamil Bible: It's Origin and Impact by Dr Albert Selwyn

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