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Registration now open for the January 2020 JCBT “Land of the Bible” Course

The annual Jerusalem Center for Bible Translators 2020 course for Bible Consultants and Consultants-in-Training is now open for registration! Course Dates: January 16-29, 2020. This exceptional 14-day course includes 12 days of study-tours relating Scripture text to its historical, archaeological, cultural, linguistic and geographical context. With Bibles in our hands, trips to the Biblical sites throughout the Land will be …

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The Class of 2019 Has Graduated!

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. In the course of …

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'Land of the Bible' Short Course

We said goodbye this month to 18 United Bible Societies translators from 11 Asia-Pacific countries (Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga and Vanuatu). Having never seen Israel before, many said being here was a “dream come true,” and that it would help them translate the Scriptures more appropriately and with renewed faith. …

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The work of a Pastor- Translator in the Bush

” If I translates in my office, in my heart I have all my people” (The words of a Translator, D.R.Congo) JCBT 2019 Semester Program was a unique course. Besides the fact that it was all offered in French, all of its 8 students were pastors to their people, as well as Mother-Tongue Bible Translators. This gave us the opportunity …

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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 …