Category: News

What’s new?

It was a very busy season here at JCBT, and we wanted to share some quick updates with you all: JCBT Semester students were able to take tours and visit the actual Biblical places relevant to the past events that happened right here in Jerusalem and in Israel. We thank Dr. Paul Mpindi who came […]

What Programs does JCBT Offer?

The Jerusalem Center for Bible Translators (JCBT) is a non-profit educational ministry which focuses on training mother-tongue Bible translators, consultants-in-training and consultants. This training, under the auspices of the Rothberg International School for Overseas Students at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, serves to allow increasing numbers of people to access to the Biblical message in their mother-tongue created from a […]

JCBT 2020 Semester Program Announcement

Registration Now Open! Special Announcement: CALL for APPLICANTS for 2020 Translation-focused study program for translators and consultants-in-training Program dates: February 4th to June 30th, 2020 Registration is now open for the  2020 Spring Semester Course. Translators, consultants, and consultants-in-training are invited to apply.  Introductory Biblical Hebrew is a prerequisite as students receive full credits and a […]

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 […]


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, taught in the very […]

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 […]