The Hawaiian Bible

Baibala Hemolele: the Hawaiian language Bible in a digital age! In 1822, missionaries engaged Hawaiian scholars to take the Hebrew and Greek texts and translate the entire Bible into the Hawaiian language—a process that took 17 years!

The translation played an integral role in igniting a major literacy development that spread throughout the kingdom of Hawaii providing a foundation for the language itself to be revitalized and preserved for future generations.

Thirteen years ago, the Hawaiian Bible Project began electronically preserving the Baibala Hemolele in a complete new edition now available on line. . .with orthography that correctly spells the words of the native language—with accent marks—diacritics—key to the language.

Engage with the Bible—in its continuing influence!


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