Taking Scripture Engagement To Another Level
Every week, we meet with people who are thinking of moving or starting a .BIBLE domain. It’s been such an honor to partner with Bible-inspired organizations and grow our top-level domain landscape.
One of the first people to hope on the .BIBLE website was the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOAA). They decided to use the .BIBLE top-level domain (TLD) because they saw it as an essential way to create a centralized clearinghouse for their biblical, scriptural, and liturgical resources.
They created Septuagint.Bible.
The Septuagint is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) and used by the early Church.
Septuagint.Bible makes available the living text as it is used in the public worship and private devotion in the Orthodox Christian Church worldwide.
Using the internet makes lighter work of connecting more than 500 parishes and 1.5 million Greek Orthodox Christians. GOAA’s Chief Information Officer, Theo Nicolokis, explains:
“This is the place we’re going to be able to consolidate this living, liturgical text, and be able to offer it as a properly edited text for use in all of our communities both here in the US and worldwide.”
Septuagint.Bible is a joint project between the GOAA and the Hellenic Bible Society. The site provides a digital landscape for the ongoing efforts of a properly edited edition of the Septuagint for use in the Divine Service of the Orthodox Church.
Theo Nicolokis appreciates the clear message the use of .BIBLE TLD sends to current and potential site users:
“...there’s no better way for your organization to show that scripture and bible are essential to what you do. And you have the ability to do that in an authoritative and trusted way. Traditionally, we’ve thought about these Bible societies as simply printed scripture. And I think there’s no stronger statement...for the American Bible Society to say: ‘We’re entering the 21st century and taking scriptural engagement into a whole new level…’”
Check out everything Theo Nicolokis had to say below.