The Class of 2019 Has Graduated!

A Taste From 2019 Graduation Ceremony

The unique 2019 JCBT French Semester Course graduated at the end of June. Five months of intensive studies, delivered by experienced Bible Consultants and other experts in their own fields, came to a close in an emotional graduation ceremony. Congratulations to the eight Francophone Mother-Tongue Bible Translators, who are all back with their families by now.

The class of 2019 with JCBT Co-Directors,
Halvor and Mirja Ronning

In the course of five months, the students have experienced for the first time in their lives the Text of the Bible in its original Context, the Land of the Bible. For the first time, students of JCBT not only translated the poetry texts of the Psalms but also conducted these ancient hymns in their own culture’s hymns with the help of an ethnomusicologist. It was an emotionally moving experience for all who attended the graduation ceremony when one of the graduates sang a portion of Isiah 41 in his own language and melody.

2019 Semester Students in the Biblical Poetry Workshop.

You can read some of their personal experiences by Clicking Here.

You can read about their work in their home countries by Clicking Here.

Graduated after months of hard work!
8 Students form 7 different West-Africa countries.

Next year’s Program, starting in February 2020, will be a special program. Instructors will senior consultants and linguists. You can read more about it by Clicking Here.