More Than Just Hebrew

Wycliffe Global Alliance recently published an article about JCBT and Biblical Hebrew Training in Israel. It is written by Zetseat Fekadu, a 2018 Semester Program Alumni. You can click on the following picture and read all about her testimony in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Chinese.

“One Book at a Time” Course Has Begun

The two-weeks course that focuses on the prophet Micah, will start this Monday, October 28th. The 14 students consultants, Mother Toungus Translators, Teachers, and Coordinators are already made their way to Israel and officially started their course. Represented by many different Bible Translation organizations (such as United Bible Society, Wycliffe, Seed Company and SIL) and […]

JCBT End of the Summer Update.

“To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth” Dear friends, supporters, and colleagues!Greetings from the Jerusalem Center for Bible Translators! “ …you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,and in all Judea and Samaria,and to the uttermost parts of the earth”(Acts 1:9). This is the call and vision of JCBT as we are approaching the 25th year […]

Studying the “Land of the Bible” in Portuguese.

On September 3rd, a group of 26 Bible Translators arrived in Israel for an intensive two-week study course here at JCBT. The students are all Portuguese-speaking translators and consultants coming from Angola and Mozambique. Lead by UBS consultants Riikka Halme-Berneking and Dinis Ezequiel along with Moshico Garcia a Portuguese-speaking guide, and coordinated with lectures from […]

Registration to 2020 JCBT English Semester Program is now closed

Registration now Closed Registration is now closed for the  2020 Spring Semester Program. Translators, consultants, and consultants-in-training have applied and are preparing to take JCBT Hebrew Entrance Test (scheduled for September 20). The program is scheduled to start on February 1st with the Hebrew Ulpan (The ulpan is designed to teach the basic skills of Hebrew conversation, writing, […]

Last Call for Applicants for 2020 Semester Program

This is the last week of registration for the 2020 Spring Semester Program. Translators, consultants, and consultants-in-training are invited to apply. The goal of this program is to enable translators and consultants to produce a quality translation of the Hebrew Bible with semantic awareness of both nuances of the source text as well as a […]

A home in Israel for Bible translators from Africa

JCBT had a large spread in a Norwegian newspaper featuring the translators from Semester 2019. The following is the English translation of the original segment. By Vidar Norberg In Judea’s mountains, just outside Jerusalem, is the home for Bible Translators. There, they learn the Hebrew languages, Biblical geography, poetry, and culture so that they could […]

Biblical Hebrew Summer Course

By Brian (Baruch) Kvasnica. In early August, six exceptional students joined us for a unique and challenging intensive Hebrew study course; a course has been offered by JCBT each August since 2017.  All of the students are experienced Bible Translation consultants that have worked mostly on New Testament translations. Their consulting work is in Madagascar, various areas […]