.BIBLE Featured Website: Sama.Bible
Thanks to the leadership efforts of the Philippine Bible Society, another group of individuals from the Philippines has access to the Bible in their first language. At Sama.Bible, Samarenyo speakers will find the Scriptures in digital form.
Since the majority of people around the world have access to the internet, creating digital .BIBLE websites like Sama.Bible will help put an end to Bible poverty.
With a device and access to the Internet, speakers of the fifth-most-spoken native regional language of the Philippines will learn of God’s plan of hope and freedom.
The chosen domain and URL of Sama.Bible is strategic and memorable. The choice to live in the neighborhood of the .BIBLE top-level domain clearly associates the website with its mission and purpose: the Bible.
Also available on the Sama.Bible website is access to other Scripture resources, links to the hard-cover edition of the Samarenyo Bible and a sign-up to receive monthly news.
Hard and softcover versions of the Bible in the modern Filipino language can be purchased on the site. Managed by the Philippine Bible Society, this contemporary edition has 40 years of faithful translation as its legacy and was updated to reflect the changes in the modern language.
Check out another Filipino language site at .BIBLE Featured Website: Filipino.Bible
The Philippine Bible Society managed Sama.Bible is named after the province of Samar, the fifth most-spoken language in the region is spoken in the provinces of Samar, Leyte, and Biliran in the Philippines.
For speakers of the traditional Filipino language, the Philippine Bible Society has launched Filipino.Bible as well.
The Philippines is situated in the West Pacific and consists of more than 7000 islands. Filipino is the main language, spoken by 45,000,000 users, though there are many more languages including Tagalog, Tausug, Cebuano and Chavacano. Actually there are 187 languages, and Samarenyo is just one of many.
Digital Bible Project
American Bible Society (ABS) has been working with Bible Societies across the globe to close the digital divide and provide a way for people to access The Gospel in their first language. So far, they’ve launched 851 digital .BIBLE sites worldwide.
Progress is being made, but there’s a long way to go. These .BIBLE websites have the potential to reach 6,479,854,888 speakers with Internet access. With continued efforts and donor support, we will help end Bible poverty online together.