complete verse (Genesis 25:8)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 25:8:

  • Kankanaey: “As for Abraham, he had already reached extreme old age (id. horned his knee), because he yeared one-hundred and seventy and five, then he died. And his spirit (ab-abiik = human spirit only) went and joined the spirits of his ancestors.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Having lived a right life span, having become an old man, he died. Then he was gathered to his ancestors.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “He died in very old-age, and he was-joined to his relatives who have- now -died.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “He died at a very old age, joining his ancestors who had died previously.” (Source: Translation for Translators)