简体中文 (CS), 繁體中文 (CT), 正體中文 / Chinese: Wenli, Easy Bible History: updated 9/17/2016

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Chinese: Wenli, Easy...
"Easy, or Low, Wenli (Wenyen) is a simplified form of Classical
Chinese writing in which the literary balance and richly em-
broidered figures of speech are abandoned in favour of the more
direct communication of ideas.   Understood by Chinese of
limited classical education, it was customarily employed in
government documents and in certain novels and popular
writing.   Like High Wenli, it has been superseded by Kuoyü."
--1000 Tongues   [Info only]

"Chinese Character
1883 Mark   John   1884 Gospels   1885 New Testament
1886 Psalms   Proverbs   1889 Genesis   Exodus
1903 Leviticus-Deuteronomy   National BS of Scotland,
Hankow
Translated by Griffith John, London MS."
--1000 Tongues   [Info only]

"1886 Matthew   Romans   1 Corinthians
1889 New Testament ABS, Peking
Translated by John Shaw Burdon, Church MS, and Henry Blodget,
American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.
"
--1000 Tongues   [Info only: Translation based on Peking Committee's Mandarin Version--JRH]

"1897 Matthew   Mark   ABS, BFBS, NBSS, Shanghai
Prepared by the Easy Wenli Union Committee, a company appointed

in 1890, which included in the course of its work, J. Burdon, H.
Blodget
, R. H. Graves, American Southern Baptist Mission, J. C.
Gibson, English Presbyterian Mission, I. Genähr, Rhenish MS, A. P.
Parker, and J. W. Davis.
"
--1000 Tongues   [Info only]

"1898 New Testament (tentative)
1899 Pentateuch (tentative)   Published privately, Tokyo
Translated by S. I. J. Schereschewsky, APEM."
--1000 Tongues   [Info only: Chinese Character 1898 Mark 1:2 o.k. (prophets).   Inserts after this in reduced 50% print--right column Chinese incorrect (Isaiah) and left column {unindentified characters} unknown.]   [SIJS was a born-again Jew.]

"1899 Luke   John   Acts   1 Corinthians   Hebrews-
Revelation   1900 2 Corinthians-Philemon
Cooperating BSS, Shanghai
Translated by the Easy Wenli Union Committee."
--1000 Tongues   [Info only]

"1902 Bible ABS, Shanghai
Translated by S. I. J. Schereschewsky."
--1000 Tongues   [Info only: SIJS was aware of W&H / Critical Text changes.   Apparently he considered W&H inferior to the Greek Received Text.   See his 1898 N. T. above.]

"1903 New Testament (tentative)   1904 New Testament
(revised)   Cooperating BSS, Shanghai
The Union Bible Committee N.T., in tentative and revised form.
In 1907 it was discovered that the version produced by the Easy
Wenli Union Committee so nearly approached that of the High Wenli
Company of Revisers that two different versions were unnecessary.
Therefore the Easy Wenli Committee was disbanded and a single
Union Wenli Bible was published in 1919.
  (See High Wenli.)"
--1000 Tongues   [Info only]

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