Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bible Quiz.

The fun part of taking classes is getting exposed to new Bible translations.  Is the following familiar?

"Some a da guys Ashpenaz wen pick come from da Judah ohana: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, an Azariah. Ashpenaz give da Judah guys new kine name. He give dem Babylon kine name. To Daniel, he give da name Belteshazzar. He give Hananiah da name Shadrak. He give Mishael da name Meshak. An he give Azariah da name Abednego.
But Daniel, he make up his mind dat he no goin eat da kine food an wine da king like him eat, cuz dass da kine stuff Yahweh make kapu. So Daniel tell da guy in charge fo no make him eat dat kine food. God awready wen make Ashpenaz, da guy in charge, come tight wit Daniel, an he show him pity. But da guy tell Daniel, “I scared a my boss da king, cuz he wen tell me wat kine food you guys gotta eat, an wat fo drink. Bumbye he goin see you look mo worsa den all da odda guys yoa age. Den da king goin chop off my head cuz a dat.
Den Daniel talk to da luna guy dat Ashpenaz wen put in charge a him, Hananiah, Mishael, an Azariah. He tell, “Try fo test me an my friends fo ony ten days. You da boss! Give us guys ony whole wheat an barley kine food fo eat an watta fo drink. Den, afta da ten day, you come see how us guys look, an how da odda young guys look, da guys dat stay eat da king kine food. Den you can make to us guys how you like, from da way you see us.” So da luna guy do how dey tell him, an give um da test fo ten days.:"


Max Coutinho said...

Hi Looney,

The Book of Daniel in Créole (from the Caribbean)?

It was an interesting read though.


Delirious said...

wow Who knew they had translations like these?

Looney said...

This is Da Hawai'i Pidgin Bible. It is located here:


Somebody obviously had too much time on da hands.

Max Coutinho said...


Ah, Pidgin (I would have never guessed that one): thank you.

Someone had a lot of time in his hands and disposition as well. But I am glad he/she did.


Inklings said...

:) Now I am imagining the rap song version.

Max Coutinho said...

@inklings LOL LOL LOL that was a good one.