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News, Ideas and Progress in Bible Translation
Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH), a non-profit organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has joined the Wycliffe Global Alliance. On Jan. 8, FCBH leaders signed a membership covenant at a meeting with Alliance leaders from the Americas, thereby joining more...
On Feb. 21, SIL, Wycliffe's key field partner, released the 22nd edition of its authoritative catalogue of world languages, the Ethnologue. "Our knowledge about languages is dynamic–and constantly improving," SIL notes on its website. "In 2009, the 16th edition...
Total languages globally: 7,099
Languages with some Scripture: 3,350+
NT translations with Wycliffe involvement: 1,000
Spoken languages needing translation: 1,879
Sign languages needing translation: 284
A Look at God’s Transforming Power
Since he was 19, this committed Christian has struggled to keep his life clean in God’s eyes. Based on what he knows in God’s Word, Berki has consistently refused to participate in a Hamer people’s cultural rite of passage into manhood: bull jumping. In this ceremony, the village gathers. Bare-backed women chant and blow horns in hopes of provoking the boys to whip them with birch sticks. The permanent scars become a symbol of their devotion — even though some women have died from the beatings.
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