IBT has published an illustrated edition of “Gospel Parables” in the Nogai language with a supplemental audio recording on CD. This is the fourth publication in the Gospel Parables series, which began in 2007 with the Agul-language version and continued in 2015-2016 with publications in Dungan and Kumyk. This edition contains four parables from Luke’s Gospel: the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-35), the Wedding Feast (Luke 14:16-23), the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32), and the Tax Collector and Pharisee (Luke 18:10-14). The book is furnished with 35 drawings that illustrate the parables. The landscapes, houses, and facial features in the illustrations were produced by an artist from the Caucasus area, which brings the narratives closer to the intended readers by echoing local features. IBT plans to produce a DVD of the Gospel Parables in which text, illustration and audio-recording come together in a single multimedia narrative.
Nogai is a Turkic language spoken by about 87,000 people in the North Caucasus area of Russia. Previous publications in Nogai include: Luke’s Gospel (1999); the Four Gospels and Acts (2004); Ruth, Esther and Jonah (2005); the New Testament (2011), and Genesis (2016). Translation of other Old Testament books into Nogai is in process.