Title : THE CENTENNIAL OF THE KOREAN BIBLE SOCIETY
Stamp Serial#
1833 
KPC#
C-1394 
MICHEL#
1857 
StanGib#
2174 
Scott#
1830 
Date of Issue
10/18/1995 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
150 won 
Design
The Scripture illuminated with glow of the Holy Spirit 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
32mm*22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20 (5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
October 18, 1995 marks the centennial of the Korean Bible Society.

In 1877, Reverend John Ross of the National Bible Society of Scotland, made efforts to translate the Bible into Korean with the help of such Korean nationals as Lee Ung-chan and Suh Sang-ryoon. The Korean version of the Gospel of Luke, published in 1882, was the first Holy Scripture in Korean. Later, the Choson branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society was established in 1895. It was subsequently commissioned as the Korean Bible Society in 1947 and has remained so to this day. Korea has become the first, and foremost circulator of the Bible in the world by publishing and exporting the Bible to more than 150 countries since 1975.

The Korean Bible Society has played a pivotal role in the development of Christianity in Korea, through its translation, publication, and circulation of the Korean Bible. It has tirelessly worked to propagate the spiritual, social, and educational values of the Bible among the general public.

The Ministry of Information and Communication has also issued a commemorative stamp to celebrate the centennial of the Korean Bible Society, which has contributed to Korean Christianity over its history of more than a century.