Catholics oppose new non-‘Allah’ Bible

Malaysiakini

A Malay-language Bible that does not use the word “Allah” has caused controversy among Malaysian Catholics, as the church here fights a court case to guarantee its right to use the word.

The Catholic Herald newspaper, in its Sunday edition, criticised the release of the new Bible this week at an international bookfair, which uses the Hebrew word “Elohim” instead of “Allah” for God.

Father Lawrence Andrew”The Catholic Bible that the church uses has the word ‘Allah’ for God whereas in comparison, this one does not,” the paper’s editor Father Lawrence Andrew told AFP.

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