Cover of book Passwords to Paradise: How Languages Have Re-invented World Religions by Nicholas Ostler

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.So opens the Gospel of John, an ancient text translated into almost every language, at once a compelling and beguiling metaphor for the Christian story of the Beginning. To further complicate matters, the words we read now are in any number of languages that would have been unknown or unrecogn

Total words: 712
Unique words: 915

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