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 Tarjuma-yi Injīl-i Nādir-Shāhī
(520 words)

Gospel translation of Nādir-Shah

Nādir Shah Afshār; Tahmāsp Qulī Khān; Nāder Shah

Date: 1741

Original Language: Persian


This is part of a Persian translation of the Bible commissioned by Nādir around 1740, following his defeat of the Mughals and his conquest of India.

Nādir had teams of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim scholars brought to Isfahan to translate into Persian: the Pentateuch and Psalms; the Acts of the Apostles, New Testament Epistles, the Apocal…

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Tucker, Ernest, “ Tarjuma-yi Injīl-i Nādir-Shāhī”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <>

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