Wycliffe Bible Translators, an organization aimed at translating the Bible in every language in the world and is currently working with scripture translation projects in Colombia has been chosen for funding by the religious conference, Expolit ’13.
The Expolit’s annual conference is scheduled for May 2-5, 2013 and the funds raised during the event will help Wycliffe Bible Translators’ goal to have a New Testament complete and ready for publication by 2016. Expolit is a great avenue for Christian meeting where people from all over the world get together to foster business relationships, learn, teach and unify religious forces. This year’s convention is being held in Miami and is expected to gather 3,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors.
Expolit’s financial support will also help Wycliffe Bible Translators with its aim to make the Bible accessible to everyone by translating it into every living language for everyone to read, working all around the Americas, with 162 language programs. Wycliffe Bible Translators’ project in Colombia started in 2010 and since then, the local people have been working with specialists of the language to create a new translation of the Bible. At the same time, they are revising the existing versions, which will help the translators improve the previous content.
The Bible has already been translated into 518 languages from the original biblical languages: Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. According to the Wycliffe Bible Translators organization, there are currently 2,075 biblical translations in progress.