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Swallowed in his love

How the mother-tongue Scriptures shed light on an age-old rite of passage among the Tharaka people of Kenya
Monica Finifrock, Albert Kathenya (2006)
The impact is great since the truth they learn from the Tharaka New Testament sets them free. The truth is being revealed even to women who were the main victims of the myth of Kirimo. It is obvious that the…
Richard
May 29, 2009
Bible TranslationCultureLanguage Issues

Goal: Vernacular Scriptures in Use

A case study from the Paez of Colombia
Marianna Slocum (1987)
We have found that these three factors—the credibility factor, the comprehension factor, and the prestige factor—are all-important components in promoting the use of a newly introduced vernacular translation in a newly written language. This case history of the Paez, a…
Richard
February 25, 2009
CultureDiscipleshipWomen

Tharaka Female Circumcision

A Case Study in the Role of the Translation Organization
John L Ommani (2000)
When the Bible remains silent about certain cultural features, the Church... should assist the Christians to think through their traditions by digging deeper. In the Tharaka society of Kenya, female circumcision has held a prominent place. In recent years Christian…
Richard
January 14, 2009
Culture

Worldview Scripture Use Workshop

Glenn Stallsmith (2003)
The changes necessary for worldview transformation can only be undertaken in culturally appropriate ways if the Christian community itself is in charge of the change process. This article reports on a Worldview Scripture Use Workshop held in the Philippines which…
Richard
December 22, 2008
CultureUnderstanding Scripture

Africa Bible Commentary

A One-Volume Commentary Written by 70 African Scholars
The Africa Bible Commentary is the first one-volume Bible commentary produced in Africa by African theologians to meet the needs of African pastors, students, and lay leaders. Interpreting and applying the Bible in the light of African culture and realities,…
Richard
November 22, 2008
Culture

The Bible in Transmission

The Bible in Transmission is a free theological journal featuring articles written by Bible Society staff and guest contributors from a wide range of academic, church and professional backgrounds. Each edition follows a specific theme, relating the Bible to twenty-first…
Richard
November 18, 2008
Bible TranslationCulture

The Bible at Cultural Crossroads

From Translation to Communication
Harriet Hill (2006)
Bible translators have focused their efforts on preparing a text that is clear, natural and accurate, with the expectation that audiences will understand the message if it is in their language. Field research among the Adioukrou of Côte d'Ivoire shows…
Richard
October 21, 2008