Louis Segond

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Louis Segond (May 3, 1810 – June 18, 1885) was a Swiss theologian who translated the Bible into French from the original texts in Hebrew and Greek.

He was born in Plainpalais, near Geneva. After studying theology in Geneva, Strasbourg and Bonn, he was pastor of the Geneva National Church in Chêne-Bougeries, then from 1872, Professor of Old Testament in Geneva.

The translation of the Old Testament, commissioned by the Vénérable Compagnie des Pasteurs de Genève, was published in two volumes in 1871 (Meusel has 1874 as the publication date), followed by the New Testament, translated as a private venture, in 1880. The text was then reviewed by experts.

A revised edition was commissioned for and published by the British and Foreign Bible Society in 1910.

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