JCBT 2020 Semester Program Announcement

CALL for applicants to the course for translators of the Hebrew Bible. Registration is now open for a five-month intensive 2020 Semester Course designed for Mother-tongue Bible Translators and Consultants-in-Training. This JCBT course is offeredin conjunction with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School, Mt. Scopus. Upon successful completion of the course, the participants get […]

Ayadome Kokou from Togo

“The Sabbaths celebrations taught us a lot about biblical principles…” IMPRESSIONS OF THE FIRST MONTH All the glory to God that allowed us to take part in the five-months training here at Jerusalem Center for Bible Translators (JCBT) this year 2019. We arrived to Israel on January 22, 2019 and have been greeted by one […]

TEXT IN CONTEXT: ONE BOOK AT A TIME

PROPHETIC POETRY: The Book of Micah October 28-November 14, 2019 Instructors:  Drs. Ernst Wendland and Lynell Zogbo Text-Context-Message-Translation In line with the most recent “One book at a time” seminar on Psalms (November, 2018), JCBT is happy to announce a new course focusing on the Poetry of the Prophets, based on the book of MICAH, […]

2019 Semester Program has started!

On January 23rd, eight Mother-Tongue Bible translators from West Africa have started our 2019 Semester Program. Countries that are represented include: Cameroon, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Central Africa Republic, Congo and Benin. More than eight months of correspondences and coordination, including some uphill battles, brought this special course into a successful start. This unique course […]

So What is it that we do?

Concise Summary of the training programs of the Jerusalem Center for Bible Translators The vision and work of JCBT, from its beginning in 1995, is based on the necessity of equipping mother tongue Bible translators with the tools and information that are essential to the task of conveying the message of the Hebrew Bible to […]

JCBT Christmas Letter

Christmas Greetings! Warm Christmas greetings from JCBT to you our friends and prayer supporters. The LORD has abundantly blessed JCBT during this year of 2018. It has been a blessing and a joy to representatives of many tribes and nations who do not have a Bible in their mother-tongue. The fruit of this work is our and […]

Celebrating 2018 With New Videos

New YouTube Videos from JCBT The Year 2018 has been a very eventful and blessed year. In order to celebrate the things God has done through the Jerusalem Center for Bible, JCBT has uploaded new videos to its YouTube channel.  This year, a new specialized and advanced program came to life, studying a specific Biblical […]

JCBT November Update.

2018- A Truly Eventful Year.   Dear friends, co-workers and alumni! We at JCBT have experienced a year of abundant blessing in that we have had the privilege to be a blessing to many nations. We have had the opportunity to serve representatives of a great number of people groups. This is grace, especially when […]

The Need for Bible Translations

Why Do We Still Need to Translate the Bible? Just consider these facts: There are only 683 languages which have the whole Bible, both OT and NT– from among the 7099 languages in the world. There are 1534 translations of the NT with no OT in those mother tongues (Wycliffe, Oct. 2018,). All those people lack the foundational message […]