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    PALANA, February 9 (RIA Novosti) - The Gospel According to St. Luke was translated into the language of a small ethnic group living in the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Fareast, the administration of the Koryak Autonomous Area said Thursday.

    About 1,000 copies of the gospel were published for the Koryaks, a small people group of about 9,000.

    The presentation of the edition, which was translated by specialists from Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Koryak Autonomous Area.

    After that, the edition will be distributed to local churches, schools and libraries.

    According to Biblical scholars, Luke's background as a doctor and employment of logic in his writing makes this gospel one of the most literary. Luke was also a Gentile, unlike Matthew, Mark and John, who also recounted Jesus Christ's birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection in their gospels. Luke originally wrote the book as a letter to a believer between about 59 and 62 A.D. In 1979, Luke's gospel was made into the docudrama The Jesus Film, which has been screened by more than 6 billion people worldwide in 925 languages, including audio-only versions.

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