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Question #21188 posted on 12/03/2005 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Who is Queen Valera?

- kathy

A: Dear Kathy,

I can't find any Queen Valera. However, if you're talking about the Reyna-Valera (or Reina-Valera) version of the Bible, Reyna is Casiodoro de Reyna, a Spanish monk-turned-Prostestant who translated the Bible from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek into Castillian Spanish. Reyna's version of the Bible was called the Biblia del Oso because of the picture of a bear eating honey that it had on the cover.

Valera is from Cipriano de Valera, another Spanish monk-turned-Lutheran, who revised Reyna's work.

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*Thanks for the help, Bawb.