Y Ybangelio Según San Mateo - The Gospel According to Saint Matthew, Chamorro and English Scriptures, 1908,  American Bible Society (ABS)
San Mateo,
Chamorro and
English
Scriptures
, 1908

Y Ybangelio Según San Marcos - The Gospel According to Saint Mark, Chamorro and English Scriptures, 1908,  American Bible Society (ABS)
San Marcos,
Chamorro and
English
Scriptures
, 1908

Y Ybangelio Según San Lucas - The Gospel According to Saint Luke, Chamorro and English Scriptures, 1908,  American Bible Society (ABS)
San Lucas,
Chamorro and
English
Scriptures
, 1908

Y Ybangelio Según San Juan - The Gospel According to Saint John, Chamorro and English Scriptures, 1908,  American Bible Society (ABS)
San Juan,
Chamorro and
English
Scriptures
, 1908

Y Checho Y Apostoles Sija - The Acts of the Apostles, Chamorro and English Scriptures, 1908,  American Bible Society (ABS)
Y Checho Y
Apostoles Sija
,
Chamorro and
English
Scriptures
, 1908

Y Salmo Sija - The Psalms, Chamorro and English Scriptures, 1908,  American Bible Society (ABS)
Y Salmo Sija,
Chamorro and
English
Scriptures
, 1908

 

Y Santa Biblia for Bible Study Tools: Screenshot of the 1908 Chamorro Bible and the Online Bible (Online Bible, http://www.OnlineBible.net, http://www.OnlineBibleUSA.com, http://www.OnlineBible.org).
Salmo 8,
Online Bible,
2004

 

 

Y Santa Biblia, Chamorro Edition (October 2005 Steffy printing) open to Salmo 119 and Salmo 120. The camera-ready electronic text was and is independently prepared and maintained. The camera-ready electronic text is provided by and courtesy of ChamorroBible.org. The image is from the Robert Joseph and Rlene Santos Steffy press release of November 11, 2005 announcing the print version of "Y Santa Biblia, Palabran Jesucristo Sija Gui Tinige Agaga, Chamorro". Photo credit: Rlene Santos Steffy.
Y Salmo Sija,
Y Santa Biblia,
Chamorro Edition
2005 Steffy
Printing

 

Territory of Guam (USA). Earth Sciences and Image Analysis, NASA-Johnson Space Center. 8 December 2003. "Astronaut Photography of Earth - Quick View." <http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/QuickView.pl?directory=ESC&ID=ISS007-E-5427>; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, http://www.nasa.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
Territory of Guam,
USA

 

Rev. Francis M. Price and Chamorro Islanders, Who Aided in the Translation of the Chamorro Scriptures: Bible Society Record, July 1908, Volume 53, Number 7, American Bible Society, New York, New York, USA
Francis M. Price,
Five Unidentified
Assistants

 

Map of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Political), 1989. Courtesy of, The World Factbook (http://cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook) or CIA Maps and Publications Released to the Public (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/mapspub), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Government of the United States of America (USA); and the Perry-Castañeda Map Collection (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps), Perry-Castañeda Library, The General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA.
Commonwealth
of the Northern
Mariana Islands,
Guåhan – Guam

 

Map of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (Political), 1989. Courtesy of, The World Factbook (http://cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook) or CIA Maps and Publications Released to the Public (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/mapspub), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Government of the United States of America (USA); and the Perry-Castañeda Map Collection (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps), Perry-Castañeda Library, The General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA.
Republic of the
Marshall Islands

 

Map of Guåhan - Guam (Political), 1991. Courtesy of, The World Factbook (http://cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook) or CIA Maps and Publications Released to the Public (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/mapspub), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Government of the United States of America (USA); and the Perry-Castañeda Map Collection (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps), Perry-Castañeda Library, The General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA.
Guåhan – Guam

 

Map of Beluu er a Belau, the Republic of Palau, (Political), 1995. Courtesy of, The World Factbook (http://cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook) or CIA Maps and Publications Released to the Public (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/mapspub), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Government of the United States of America (USA); and the Perry-Castañeda Map Collection (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps), Perry-Castañeda Library, The General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA.
Beluu er a Belau
Republic of Palau

 

Manguaguan na Palabran Si Yuus -- God's Precious Words: The Great Earthquake and Catastrophic Tsunami of 2004, Part 1 of 6. Destroyed Village Near the Coast of Sumatra, Republik Indonesia - Republic of Indonesia. Photo Credit: Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Philip A. McDaniel, Photo date: January 2, 2005, Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 050102-N-9593M-029), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
The Great Earthquake and
Catastrophic
Tsunami of 2004

 

The Chamorro Bible

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Manguaguan na Palabran Si Yuus
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Photograph accompanying Manguaguan na Palabran Si Yuus - God's Precious Words

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Chamorro, the original and an official language of the Territory of Guam, United States of America (USA), and, in political union with the USA, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).

Likely tutored in the Chamorro language by José Mendiola Taitano, Francis Marion Price, assisted by five unidentified Chamorros in Guåhan – Guam, translated The Four Gospels, The Acts of the Apostles, and The Psalms, from the Hebrew and Greek languages to the Chamorro (Chamoru) language.

Chamorro and English Scriptures:
Y Cuatro Ebangelio Sija Yan Y Checho Y Apostoles Sija
Gui Testamento Nuebo Y Señotta Yan Y Satbadotta Si Jesucristo Yan
Y Salmo Sija
,

First published in 1908 as a diglot by the American Bible Society, New York, USA; disappeared for many decades, a completely unexpected rediscovery in August 2001, and

Express mailed via UPS on September 11, 2001 EST by Denise P. Hersey to Guam Adventist Academy, Guam, USA, from the Seeley G. Mudd Library, Yale University, Connecticut, USA;

First audio recordings, beginning in April 2003 by two Chamorros, Josephine Chargualaf Varley and Begoña Santos Flores; and

The creation and preservation of The Chamorro Bible by Jesus Christ, its multifaceted history, and reemergence documented in ISLES, Spring 2003, Special Issue: The Resurrection of the (1908) Chamorro Bible edited by Bethany S. Martin, Editor (2002-2003), Guam-Micronesia Mission of Seventh-day Adventists, Guam, USA, and at ChamorroBible.org.

 

Through the work of three Chamorros, Joseph Artero-Cameron, Rlene Santos Steffy, and Tina Rose Muña Barnes, the significance of the 1908 Chamorro Bible to the Chamorro people and in Chamorro history is brought to the attention of, and is officially recognized by,

I Mina'Bente Siete Na Liheslaturan Guåhan – The 27th Guam Legislature
Speaking in three adopted Chamorro Bible Resolutions:

Resolution No. 87(LS), Resolution No. 88(LS), and Resolution No. 89(LS);

Introduced in full legislative session on October 31, 2003 ChST, and officially presented on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 ChST in the Public Hearing Room of I Mina'Bente Siete Na Liheslaturan Guåhan in Hagåtña, Guam by Senator Tina Rose Muña Barnes, I Mina'Bente Siete Na Liheslaturan Guåhan Legislative Secretary and Chairwoman of the Committee on Community, Culture, Recreation and Public Broadcasting. I Mina'Bente Siete Na Liheslaturan Guåhan – The 27th Guam Legislature is the only known Legislature in the United States to honor a Bible with three simultaneous full legislative session resolutions.

 

Y Santa Biblia:
Y Salmo Sija, Y Yan Cuatro Ebangelio Sija Yan Y Checho Y Apostoles Sija
Gui Testamento Nuebo Y Señotta Yan Y Satbadotta Si Jesucristo

A print version of the camera-ready Y Santa Biblia, Chamorro Edition publication was published in October 2005 by Robert Joseph Steffy and Rlene Santos Steffy, Guam, USA. Robert Joseph and Rlene Santos Steffy received 1,000 hardcover Chamorro Bibles that were printed and bound by Thomson-Shore, Inc., Dexter, Michigan, USA. Y Santa Biblia, Palabran Jesucristo Sija Gui Tinige Agaga, Chamorro is in print. Mr. and Mrs. Steffy are the first to print and distribute, solely in the Chamorro language, the entire Chamorro Bible.

The print version of the camera-ready Y Santa Biblia, Chamorro-English Edition publication was published in April 2006 and announced in May 2006 by Robert Joseph Steffy and Rlene Santos Steffy. The 2,000 historic, hardcover Chamorro-English Bibles were printed and bound by Thomson-Shore, Inc., Dexter, Michigan. Y Santa Biblia – The Holy Bible 2006 Chamorro-English Diglot Bible, Red-Letter Edition is in print and available.

 

Y Santa Biblia for Bible Study Tools: Screenshot of the 1908 Chamorro Bible and The SWORD Project  (The CrossWire Bible Society, http://www.CrossWire.org).
San Juan 11,
The SWORD Project,
2004

 

Y Santa Biblia, Chamorro-English Edition (2006 Steffy Printing). May 2006 announcement regarding the publication and the immediate availability of Y SANTA BIBLIA - THE HOLY BIBLE, 2006 Chamorro-English Diglot Bible, Red-Letter Edition (2006 Steffy Y Santa Biblia, Chamorro-English Diglot Bible Printing). For additional information contact Robert Joseph and Rlene Santos Steffy. United States postal address: 210 F. C. Flores St., Hagåtña, Guam, USA 96910. Voice telephone number: +1 (671) 888-1010, Fax number: +1 (671) 472-1946, E-mail: <Rlene@RleneLive.com>, WWW: <http://RleneLive.com>.

Y Santa Biblia,
Chamorro-English Edition
2006 Steffy
Printing

 

Rota (Luta), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (USA). Earth Sciences and Image Analysis, NASA-Johnson Space Center. 8 December 2003. "Astronaut Photography of Earth - Quick View." <http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/QuickView.pl?directory=ESC&ID=STS112-E-5360>; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, http://www.nasa.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
Commonwealth of
the Northern
Mariana Islands,
USA

 

Map of the West Pacific Islands (Political), 1998. Courtesy of, The World Factbook (http://cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook) or CIA Maps and Publications Released to the Public (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/mapspub), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Government of the United States of America (USA); and the Perry-Castañeda Map Collection (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps), Perry-Castañeda Library, The General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA.
West Pacific
Islands: CNMI,
Guåhan – Guam

 

Isles, Spring 2003, Special Issue, The Resurrection of the (1908) Chamorro Bible, Front Cover Photo. Location: The Senator Angel Leon Guerrero Santos Memorial Latte Stone Park, Hagåtña, Guam, USA; Photographer: Bethany S. Martin, Editor (2002-2003), Guam-Micronesia Mission of Seventh-day Adventists
The Resurrection
of the (1908)
Chamorro Bible

 

Map of the Federated States of Micronesia (Political), 1999. Courtesy of, The World Factbook (http://cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook) or CIA Maps and Publications Released to the Public (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/mapspub), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Government of the United States of America (USA); and the Perry-Castañeda Map Collection (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps), Perry-Castañeda Library, The General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA.
Federated States
of Micronesia

 

Map of Oceania (Reference), 2002. Courtesy of, The World Factbook (http://cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook) or CIA Maps and Publications Released to the Public (http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/mapspub), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Government of the United States of America (USA); and the Perry-Castañeda Map Collection (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps), Perry-Castañeda Library, The General Libraries, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA.
Oceania: CNMI,
Guahan – Guam

 

I Mina'Bente Siete Na Liheslaturan Guåhan - The 27th Guam Legislature, Hagåtña, Guam, USA
The 27th Guam
Legislature
Hagåtña, Guam,
USA

 

Manguaguan na Palabran Si Yuus -- God's Precious Words: The Spectacular Clouds of the Transonic Flight Regime, Prandtl-Glauert Condensation Clouds, 1st Collection. An F-14 Tomcat Fighter Jet Assigned to the 'Jolly Rogers' of Fighter Squadron One Zero Three (VF-103), September 26, 2002, United States Navy. Photo Credit: Journalist 2nd Class David Valdez, Navy NewsStand - Eye on the Fleet Photo Gallery (http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp, 020926-N-2781V-170), United States Navy (USN, http://www.navy.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
The Spectacular Clouds of the
Transonic Flight
Regime

Allen's Hummingbird (Selasphorus sasin). Photo Credit: Lee Karney (WO-Lee Karney-2648), Washington DC Library, United States Fish and Wildlife Service Digital Library System (http://images.fws.gov), United States Fish and Wildlife Service (http://www.fws.gov), United States Department of the Interior (http://www.doi.gov), Government of the United States of America.
Allen's
Hummingbird

State of Alaska, USA, August 1989 -- Vigilant and Protective: High above beautiful Earth, United States Air Force (USAF) F-15 Eagle fighter jets intercept two CCCP (Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, or in English, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics -- USSR) Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 (also referred to as 'Mikoyan MiG-29') aircraft. The Soviet MiG-29s are, for the first time, traveling to the Abbotsford International Airshow in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, to participate in the August 1989 airshow. The USAF F-15 Eagle interceptors actively guarding North American and United States of America's airspace are with the 21st Tactical Fighter Wing, based at Elmendorf Air Force Base (AFB), Alaska, and assigned (going up through the chain of command) to Alaskan Air Command (AAC), Alaskan Command (ALCOM), United States Pacific Air Forces (USPACAF or PACAF), United States Pacific Command (USPACOM or PACOM). Both MiG-29 'Fulcrum' fighters and the Antonov An-225 Mriya ('Cossak'), the large heavy support transport aircraft, refueled at Elmendorf AFB and continued on their journey to Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Kevin L. Bishop, United States Air Force (USAF, http://www.af.mil); Defense Visual Information Center (DVIC, http://www.DoDMedia.osd.mil, DFST9005759) and United States Air Force (USAF, http://www.af.mil), United States Department of Defense (DoD, http://www.DefenseLink.mil or http://www.dod.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
Vigilance In
Alaska, USA

Planet Earth Above the Horizon of Earth's Moon, July 20, 1969, As Seen From the NASA Apollo 11 Spacecraft Orbiting the Moon. Photo Credit: NASA; AS11-44-6550, Earth rises over the lunar limb, Moon surface, Earthrise, Apollo 11 Spacecraft, Apollo XI Mission; Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. 'Astronaut Photography of Earth - Display Record.' >http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=AS11&roll=44&frame=6550<; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, http://www.nasa.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
Earth Above the
Moon's Horizon

NGC 7129, Rosebud-shaped and Rose-colored, in the Constellation Cepheus. Photo Credit: Spitzer Telescope Sends Rose for Valentine's Day, NASA Spitzer Space Telescope (SST), Planetary Photojournal (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov, PIA05266), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, http://www.nasa.gov) / Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL, http://www.jpl.nasa.gov) / California Institute of Technology (Caltech, http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu) / Harvard-Smithsonian CfA, Government of the United States of America (USA).
Stars Inside
NGC 7129

Spectacular Infrared View of the Trifid Nebula - Messier 20 (M20) Located in the Constellation Sagittarius, 5,400 Light-Years Away From Earth. Photo Credit: New Views of a Familiar Beauty, ssc2005-02, Release date: January 12, 2005, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope (http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu); NASA/JPL-Caltech/J. Rho (SSC/Caltech), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, http://www.nasa.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
Trifid Nebula
(M20)

A Spectacular View of a Pacific Ocean Sunset, and an Enormous Thundercloud, July 21, 2003 at 10:17:20.420 GMT, As Seen From the International Space Station (Expedition 7), Latitude (LAT): 20.2, Longitude (LON): 131.7, Altitude (ALT): 204 Nautical Miles, Sun Azimuth (AZI): 294 degrees, Sun Elevation Angle (ELEV): -6 degrees. Photo Credit: ISS007-E-10807, Sunset, Pacific Ocean, Earth's horizon, Anvil tops, Thunderclouds, International Space Station (Expedition Seven); Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. 'Astronaut Photography of Earth - Display Record.' <http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS007&roll=E&frame=10807>; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA, http://www.nasa.gov), Government of the United States of America (USA).
Pacific Ocean
Sunset

 


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