.BIBLE Featured Website: Tanzanian.Bible
Speakers of the most widely-used language in Tanzania have access to the Scriptures at Tanzanian.Bible.
Swahili is the national language of Tanzania, which has made it the most widely used language in comparison to other languages spoken in the country.
In the past decade, as many individuals in Tanzania became connected to the Internet, the opportunity opened up to create a digital .BIBLE site to connect tens of thousands of people to the online Bible in their heart language.
The Tanzanian.Bible site encourages site visitors to “Read the Bible For Yourself,” and then connects them to the searchable Scriptures on the site, carefully translated in the Swahili language for the Tanzanian audience.
The Work of the Bible Associations
It’s exciting to see the work of the Bible associations around the world. The Bible Society of Tanzania aims to make sure every Tanzanian has access to the word of God in their own language and at a price that they can afford. In addition to Bibles in Swahili, there are also five translation projects that are in print: Russian, Kochi, Kyrgyz, Broken and Datooga Bible translations.
Learn about other digital .BIBLE sites like Filipino.Bible.
Also listed on Tanzanian.Bible are links to digital .BIBLE websites that provide the Scriptures in languages most of us have never heard, like:
Another exciting resource at Tanzanian.Bible is the movie The Life of the Lord Jesus Christ, available in Swahili. This and other online resources can be accessed on the site.
Supporting the work of the Bible Society of Tanzania can look a few different ways:
- Become a Bible Association member
- Contribute monthly and become a Bible member
- Pray for the work of the Bible Society and keep in touch with a monthly newsletter. The communication will provide the latest on translation projects and intercessions.
- Sign up for a Bible reading plan.
Learn more about the Bible Society when you explore their life-changing work in the following areas (these links go to pages with content translated into English via Google Translate):
- HIV / AIDS
- Literacy News
- The Good Samaritan
- Translation News
- Trauma Healing
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.