First translated Yoruba Bible inside first storey building in Nigeria (photo)

First translated Yoruba Bible inside first storey building in Nigeria (photo)

- The location of the first translated Yoruba Bible is unknown to many Nigerians even though they are aware of the story behind the translation

- Everyone with the knowledge of Nigerian history is aware that the Bible was translated into Yoruba language by Bishop Ajayi Crowther

- The first storey building in Nigeria situated in Badagry, Lagos, houses the first translated Yoruba bible

Much is known about Yoruba linguist and the first African Anglican bishop in Nigeria, Ajayi Crowther, who translated the bible into Yoruba language, but little is known about where the bible is kept.

The Bible is currently being kept in the first storey building in Nigeria which is situated in the Badagry area of Lagos state.

Nigeria's first storey building was built by Reverend Henry Townsend of the Church Missionary Society (CMS). The foundation of the building was laid in 1842 and the house was completed in 1845.

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The first storey building is a tourist attraction which also has a well that is called the magical well.

The building also houses the first safe in Nigeria which currently contains cowries, the first money spent in the olden days and the first notes used by Nigerians in 1973.

Bishop Crowther, who was rescued after being sold into slavery, devoted his life to the work of God.

In other news, a Jewish shrine of Prophet Ezekiel's tomb has been opened to visitors in Iraq. The shrine is concealed in the compound of a newly-built Shi'ite mosque that replaced the original synagogue.

The shrine is attracting mainly Muslim pilgrims.

The synagogue and the grave were a pilgrimage site for Jews from all over Iraq for centuries, but this changed when the Jews fled to Israel in the early 1950s, and most of the rest left in the 1970s.

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Ahmed Abdelrahman, who was hired as a guide to inform visitors about the shrine and attract more pilgrims, said the shrine’s building is over 1,800 years old.

It should be noted that Ezekiel is not only known to Judaism and Christianity, he is also one of 24 Christian and Jewish prophets listed in the Quran.

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