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Newsletter from Mirja

Shalom friends! “Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” (Ps. 127:1). This was written in a small scroll in Hebrew and Finnish and hidden in the foundations of Bible home’s log home during its construction phase. The house was dedicated in 2010. From that …

Newsletter from Bob Carter

Shalom to you all from Jerusalem. I am Bob Carter, the new Executive Director of JCBT. It is a privilege to write to you in this newsletter. And it is a privilege to serve our Lord through JCBT in Jerusalem. Serving God in Israel has been a long-time dream for me and my wife Amy, and we thank God for …

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Biblical Semantics at JCBT

We all know that the Bible is an ancient Book, that, at times, can be difficult to understand. Some passages may seem relatively easy, others are almost impossible to comprehend without some help. Sometimes it is like a person standing outside who tries to look into the window of a house. If there is no light on in the room, …

Luka Manevich

My name is Luka Manevich, I was born in the former Soviet Union. The place of my birth is a city far to the north called Yakutsk. This is a capital of a huge region in Siberia. It is the largest city on Earth, built in the permafrost zone, and seems to be the only place that has a mammoth …

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Ayadome Kokou from Togo

“The Sabbaths celebrations taught us a lot about biblical principles…” IMPRESSIONS OF THE FIRST MONTH All the glory to God who allowed us to take part in the five-months training here at Jerusalem Center for Bible Translators (JCBT) this year 2019. We arrived to Israel on January 22, 2019 and were greeted by one of the volunteers who promptly led …

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From the Students: Maxwell From Malawi

“One Eyed Man Among the Blind is King.” JCBT Website will feature a new section. We will collect and display various testimonies from past students. In these testimonies, alumni will share about their experience in JCBT programs, their translation work back home, new Bible Translations that were produced and prayer requests for the future. This first post is from Maxwell, …

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Introducing the New Specialized Course Page

Learn More About JCBT Sign Language Course. One of JCBT most unique specialized programs is the sign language program. This program is specifically designed to the needs of Deaf Bible Translators from all around the world. You can learn more about this program by clicking here.

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JCBT Summer Summary

JCBT Summer Update. Summer was a very busy time for JCBT. Many groups of Bible Translators, Bible consultants and other personnel visited the Land of the Bible through the various JCBT programs, learning the Text of the Bible in its original Context. B. Kvasnica, the director of special programs, writes: Beginning on July 15, JCBT had the joy of welcoming …

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Registration to 2019 JCBT French Semester Program in now closed

Registration now Closed Registration is now closed for the Francophone 2019 Spring Semester Program. French speaking translators, consultants, and consultants-in-training have applied and took the Hebrew Entrance Test. The program is scheduled to start on January 23rd with the Hebrew Ulpan (The ulpan is designed to teach the basic skills of Hebrew conversation, writing and comprehension). Notifications of admission will …