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What is La Biblia Reina Valera 1960?

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According to Robert Breaker III's "Brief History of the Spanish Bible," La Reina Valera 1960 is the latest revision of the classic translation of the Bible into Spanish from the original Greek and Hebrew. It is the preferred text for most Hispanic evangelical denominations.

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Cassiodoro de Reina completed the first translation of the Bible into Spanish late in the sixteenth century. It was revised shortly after by Cipriano de Valera. Both men were hounded by the Spanish Inquisition. This text has been revised and reprinted dozens of times since then. The 1909 version is particularly dear to the hearts of many believers. Proponents say the 1960 revision is authoritative, but critics say it follows the Catholic Vulgate Bible too closely.

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