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Translations

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Translations

It’s a blessing to have a variety of good translations of the Bible. It hasn’t always been that way.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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My text today is Mark chapter 16, verse 15:

'ej chaHvaD jatlh:
peghoS 'ej qo' naQDaq De' QaQ yImaq.
chenpu'bogh Hoch yImaq.

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