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THE GRADUATION CLASS OF 2020

THE WINNERS! In the featured image above: Corona Year: 13 Graduates from 9 countries with the directors and Hebrew instructors. (Several faces blurred for security reasons.) Dear friends,  ” This is the day the Lord has made – let us exult and rejoice in it”. Ps. 118:24 Indeed,  this is the group that came out victorious from a semester during which three …

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RISING FROM CORONA: work goes on

Is. 40:6 ¶  A voice says, “Cry!”                 And I said, “What shall I cry?” All flesh is grass,                 and all its goodliness                 is like the flower of the field.Is. 40:7     The grass withers, the flower fades                 when the breath of the LORD blows on it;                 surely the people are grass.Is. 40:8     The grass withers, the flower fades,                 but the word …

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JCBT 2020 Easter Message

The following is the message that was sent to JCBT friends during the season of 2020 Easter and Passover. Dear friends, Greetings from the Jerusalem Center for Bible Translators! We want to wish you joy and peace in the midst of worldwide anxiety and gloom. The reality of the Risen Lord, who overcame death and offers everlasting life for the …

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A Norwegian article on JCBT

He trains Bible translators in the land of the Bible Kenneth Fjell Rasmussen, Perspektiv Magazine. JERUSALEM: Norwegian-American Halvor Ronning is convinced that all who translate The Bible, should know Hebrew and geography. In the Messianic-Jewish village Yad Hashmona, just west of Jerusalem, stands a great timber building in Finnish style. The building is the headquarters of the Jerusalem Center for …

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JCBT 2019 Christmas Update

Dear Friends, Colleagues, and Alumni, Greetings from the Jerusalem Center for Bible Translators! We have the joy of wishing you a blessed time of celebration from the Judean hills, not far from Bethlehem. We are happy to share with you the many events of the passing year and look forward to the anticipation of the upcoming year of service in …

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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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He is Risen

Dear Friends, Greetings from Jerusalem! 
 It is a joy to share good news from JCBT in Jerusalem in the first letter of 2018. What is the source of the joy? First of all simply because we are privileged, together with our friends, to be part of a grand project which is aiming to “fill the earth with the knowledge of …

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2018 Semester–A Milestone for JCBT!

The 2018 Semester Starts Soon     On January 19, the 2018 semester begins.  The enrollment is a milestone for JCBT–the largest number with the greatest diversity of countries and languages in one class!  A quick look at the stats for 2018 demonstrate the bold work that God is doing in this season!   We have always been blessed over the …