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February 13, 2024

IBT has published a new edition of Bible Stories in the Lak language. This publication joins a series of previous translations, including the Gospel of Mark (1996), Gospel of Luke (2002, 2012), Gospel of Matthew (2016), Gospel of Luke and Acts (2019), and Gospel Parables (2020), all of which are available on the IBT website in the e-publications section.

Bible Stories is a collection of 58 narrative passages recounting the major events described in the Old and New Testament, from the creation of the world to Revelation. The book is a condensed version of the popular "Children's Bible" that IBT has been publishing in various languages for many years...

February 7, 2024
Библия для детей на татарском яз. ИПБ, 2023

IBT has released the second edition of the Children's Bible in Tatar. This new edition has been carefully aligned with the text of the complete Bible in Tatar, published in 2015. The first edition of the Children's Bible has already become a rare find and over the past 12 years a new generation of young readers has emerged.

The Children's Bible is a collection of 250 Bible stories that recount the events described in the Old and New Testament, from the creation of the world to Revelation. This book contains retellings and direct quotations of selected biblical texts, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of these important events. To further engage young readers, each story is accompanied by a bright colour illustration that bring the stories to life...

January 20, 2024

From January 15 to 20, the Institute for Bible Translation held a practical seminar on oral Bible translation  (OBT) in Makhachkala.

Translators and exegetical advisers from the Tsudakhar, Godoberi, Chamalal andl Karata projects participated in this event. All four of these non-written languages belong to the Nakh-Dagestani language family. The oral nature of the use of these languages by their speakers determined the choice of the oral Bible translation methodology for them.

The workshop started with an introduction to the methodology of the translation process, providing the participants with a solid foundation for their practical exercises. The practical segment of the workshop focused on the 1st chapter of the book of Ruth, allowing the participants to apply the newly acquired knowledge and skills to a specific biblical text...