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New Testament red letter edition published in Cherokee

Cherokee Heritage Center - New Hope Church - Bible cover in Cherokee script (2015-05-27) by  Wesley Fryer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - Cherokee Heritage Museum Cherokee Heritage Center - New Hope Church - Bible cover in Cherokee script (2015-05-27) by Wesley Fryer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - Cherokee Heritage Museum

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) - The Cherokee Nation is for the first time publishing a red letter edition of the New Testament in the Cherokee language.

The tribe announced Tuesday that its language program translated and published the Bible and sought to correct translation errors made by missionaries to the Cherokee Nation in the 1860s.

The red letter edition includes the words of Jesus printed in red lettering and is the first time the Cherokee language Bible has included the lettering.

Plans for an official Cherokee Nation published Old Testament are also in the works. The complete Old Testament has never been fully translated into Cherokee.

Some of the first copies of the New Testament have been presented to local Cherokee ministers in Tahlequah and are to be available soon to the public.

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