April 12, 2020

Speakers of the Nenets language are already familiar with the Institute for Bible Translation's prior publications, such as Stories About Jesus (2003, 2011), the Gospel of Luke (2004), the Gospel of Mark (2010), the Gospel of John (2014), and the Gospel of Matthew (2018). The newest addition to this list is IBT’s illustrated publication of Gospel Parables.
Despite the coronavirus quarantine, the Nenets do not have to wait for the printing houses to resume their work and for this new book to be delivered to their cities.  Why? Because Gospel Parables is being made available online from the very beginning. It can already be downloaded as a PDF file from IBT's electronic publications page. In the near future the audio recording of the book will also be made available...

March 17, 2020

The Institute for Bible Translation has recently published Bible Stories in the Altai language. Earlier publications in this language include the 1910 edition of the Four Gospels (reprinted by IBT in 1975); the Gospel of Mark (1996); Jesus, Friend of Children (1997); the Gospel of Luke and Acts (1999); the Children's Bible (2002); the New Testament (2003); and the New Testament (2nd edition, bilingual, 2017).

In order to help Altai readers access Bible Stories, the Institute has also produced an audio recording of the text, which in the near future will be available for download in the audio section of the IBT website. One can already find the PDF version of the book in the electronic publications section. An Android application with this illustrated book, as well as the audio recording and a parallel Russian text, is also being developed.

March 5, 2020
Кнниги Царств на кумыкском язые
Kumyk Bible app

IBT has recently published 1-2 Samuel and 1-2 Kings as a single edition in the Kumyk language of Dagestan. Kumyk is the largest Turkic language of the N. Caucasus, with more than 500,000 Kumyks living in Russia (according to the 2010 census).

The Kumyk translation team is continuing to work on the rest of the Old Testament, with current work in progress on several of the Minor Prophets. The next publication in the Kumyk project is expected to be the Pentateuch in 2021.

February 26, 2020
Книга Ионы на сибирскотатарском языке
Книга Ионы на сибирскотатарском языке
Книга Ионы на сибирскотатарском языке

The Institute for Bible Translation has translated and published the first book of the Bible ever produced in the Siberian Tatar language, the book of Jonah from the Old Testament. According to the Ethnologue, Siberian Tatar is an endangered language, spoken by approximately 100,000 people. It is widespread in the central Siberian regions of Omsk, Tyumen, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Kurgan and Sverdlovsk.

December 20, 2019
Audio Recording of the Book of Ruth in the Gagauz Language. Institute for Bible Translation
The Book of Ruth in the Gagauz Language.  Institute for Bible Translation

The book of Ruth in the Gagauz language was recorded by IBT staff members at IBT’s Moscow office on December 18. The reading was performed by Tatyana Kyrboba-Marin. The Gagauz book of Ruth was published by IBT in 2017 together with the book of Jonah, and now this audio recording is about to appear on IBT's website. The book of Genesis is being prepared for publication, with its audio recording also in the plans. Google Play now has the Gagauz Children's Bible app available for download. In the future, IBT plans to produce a smartphone app that will provide access to all of IBT’s translated Scripture portions in Gagauz.