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Mature Translations

BTF Partner Dave Hare has written another excellent post, this time in response to various presentations at the 2017 SIL/GIAL BT Conference. Read Dave’s post at his blog, about “The Unfortunate Consequences of Short-Sighted Bible Translations.”

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2015 Bible Translation Statistics – A Cause for Praise, and Prayer!

Praise God for more than 20 languages receiving a full Bible in 2015. As of October 2015, the numbers of full Bible translations went from the previous number of 531 to 554. As for NT’s, it increased to 1,333 from 1,329 and portions went from 1,023 to 1,045. The current estimates include that there are(…)

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Would You Buy a Microwave Bible?

BTF partner Dave Hare responds to recent concerns on the speed vs. quality question in recent BT methodologies coming out of the Wycliffe Associates (or “family” of organizations). I recently sat in on a discussion at the 2015 SIL/GIAL BT conference in Dallas, on this very question. I was thankful that more experienced missionaries were(…)

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Bible Translation and the Mission of the Church

In this 1-minute video, Bill Barrick—a Missionary-Translator-Theological Educator—emphasizes the importance of Bible translation to the mission of the church. BTF Board Members Steve and Kyle will be presenting on the topic of Bible Translation and the Mission of the Church on Friday, July 24th in Sacramento, CA. See our Events tab for more info. Pray(…)

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Little Wolf’s Bible

Ever heard of the Little Wolf’s Bible? I got hooked on listening to Stephen Nichols 5 Minutes in Church History podcast. This week Nichols’ podcast was on a Gothic translation done by Wulfila (i.e. ‘little wolf’) in the 4th century. We’re thankful that Nichols took the time to highlight the complexities and efforts of historic Bible(…)

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