The Murderous History of Bible Translations

Harry Freedman, The Right Rvd Dr Michael Ipgrave

21/02/2016 6:30 pm
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Harry Freedman, Bishop Michael Ipgrave and Rabbi Raphael Zarum analyse the surprising damage inflicted by troublesome translations.

The Bible has been translated more than any other book in any language and, astonishingly, controversial  translations underlie a large number of religious conflicts that have plagued the world.

Harry Freedman


Harry Freedman is Britain’s leading author of popular works of Jewish culture and history. His publications include The Talmud: A Biography, Kabbalah: Secrecy, Scandal and the Soul, The Murderous History of Bible Translations and The Gospels’ Veiled Agenda. He has written for the Guardian, Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Quarterly, Judaism Today and contributed to the Encyclopaedia of Modern Jewish Culture.

The Right Rvd Dr Michael Ipgrave


The Right Rvd Dr Michael Ipgrave is Bishop of Woolwich in the Church of England Diocese of Southwark. He was Inter-Faith Relations Adviser to the Archbishops’ Council and Secretary of the Churches Commission on Inter-Faith Relations, before becoming Archdeacon of Southwark in 2004 and a Canon of Southwark Cathedral in 2010. He is Chair of the Council of Christians and Jews.

Raphael Zarum


Rabbi Dr Raphael Zarum is Dean of the London School of Jewish Studies (LSJSS) where he lectures in Jewish Education & Classical Texts, and trains teachers and rabbis. He has rabbinic ordination from the Montefiore Kollel and Rabbi Sacks, a PhD Theoretical Physics, an MA Adult Education, and is a graduate of the Mandel School in Jerusalem.

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