John Lazarus the Translator

Hovhanes Ghazarian or John Lazarus was an 18th century teacher of the Chinese language and the first person to translate the Gospel of Matthew, among other works of literature, into Chinese. The Anglo-Hindu College of  Fort William in Calcutta had the mission of translating the Bible into Asian languages, including Chinese. Professor Ghazarian, born and educated in Macau, China, completed the project in 1807.

Hovhanes Ghazarian or John Lazarus was an 18th century teacher of the Chinese language and the first person to translate the Gospel of Matthew, among other works of literature, into Chinese. The Anglo-Hindu College of  Fort William in Calcutta had the mission of translating the Bible into Asian languages, including Chinese. Professor Ghazarian, born and educated in Macau, China, completed the project in 1807.

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