10 responses to History of the Bernese Anabaptists book winner
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    Comment on History of the Bernese Anabaptists book winner (July 12th, 2011 at 07:00)

    Congratulations to the winner, contest are fun for the site host and the readers who enter. Well done. Richard from www.Amishstorys.com

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    Comment on History of the Bernese Anabaptists book winner (July 12th, 2011 at 09:02)

    The book sounds so interesting – I am looking forward to buying a copy. I sympathize with you and John Gingerich, Erik – a lot of my seminary work was Greek and Hebrew translation, although I could always proof my work against the authorized text. I was honoured to work on a translation project of Luther’s work in Latin into modern English, with my German-speaking professors. The work had been previously translated into(archaic)High German, but my professors did not speak English well enough to make the transitional translation. It was something of a polyglot project, as they spoke better Spanish than English, so sometimes the work had to pass through a middle phase in yet another language.

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    Alice Aber
    Comment on Congratulations!! (July 12th, 2011 at 09:18)


    Congratulations Char for winning the book!! I am sure you will enjoy it. I hope to purchase a copy after I get moved the end of August. Speaking of which after next week I will be hit and miss online until I am completely moved as I am moving my computer next Friday. I will miss you all when I am not online and will try to get caught up when I have the time.

    Blessings, Alice

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    Comment on History of the Bernese Anabaptists book winner (July 12th, 2011 at 11:17)

    The translator probably stayed motivated for so long because he was having lots of fun. My husband and I knew Hugh Gingerich, a brilliant mathematician, who studied Amish genealogy in his spare time. He published a book, AMISH AND MENNONITE GENEALOGY. He had fun doing this, although it must have been quite a challenge. Not only did he have to contend with a small number of surnames, but he also had to contend with handwriting styles and variant spellings. One difficulty he mentioned was that the nicknames for Margaret and Rebecca (Peggy and Becky) were hard to tell apart.

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    Comment on History of the Bernese Anabaptists book winner (July 12th, 2011 at 12:38)

    Congrats Char. I too plan on buying a copy of this book when I can.

    Good luck on the move Alice Aber. I will be moving my daughter in about three weeks from Auburn, Al where she has been in graduate school for the past 3 years either back to Texas, or if she gets the job she is praying for, to Wyoming. Do yu know how hard it is to plan a move when you don’t know within a thousand miles what the final destination is? Prayers for her, Sara’s employment would be greatly appreciated.

    Anyway, enjoyed the contest.

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      Alice Aber
      Comment on Thanks OldKat (July 12th, 2011 at 17:28)

      Thanks OldKat

      Thanks OldKat for the well wishes. I will be fine, my move this time is just across town to stay with a friend until I can get on my feet. I do have a lot of stuff to go through and get rid of what I can not keep or no longer need though.

      I will keep you and your daughter Sara in my prayers. Yes I truly do know how hard it is to plan for a move when you are not totally sure which direction you are going. Several years ago I worked for Pinkerton Security and was being transferred, it was going to be one of two places about 1500 miles apart,,,, I did not know which direction I was going until about 4 days before I had to be there. Ugh, that was a nightmare!! I was also moving a 3 bedroom house full of furniture. Not fun!! But I managed and so will you and your daughter. God has a way of making things work out for the best.

      Much love and blessings,

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    John Gingerich
    Comment on Congratulations and Thanks! (July 12th, 2011 at 15:25)

    Congratulations and Thanks!

    Congratulations to Char for winning the book, and many thanks to those who purchased a copy!

    Although it was hard, frustrating work at times, we did have a lot of fun, especially with some of my more hilarious mistakes. For example, the gothic German “R” and “K” capital letters look somewhat similar, especially when reading quickly. Thus, I once misread “Rinder” (cattle) as “Kinder” (children), when the book referenced a plague in a certain region. That resulted in some good-natured teasing! Thank goodness for proofreaders and editors!

    Blessings to all,
    John Gingerich

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    Comment on THANKS! (July 13th, 2011 at 07:09)


    WOO HOO!!
    I hardly ever win ANYTHING!! I am truly looking forward to reading this. I enjoy this sites and am enriched by everyone’s comments. Thanks again!

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    yonie wondernose
    Comment on History of the Bernese Anabaptists book winner (July 6th, 2012 at 19:40)

    I bought this book. A good read

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