Category: News

The Class of 2019 Has Graduated!

The unique 2019 JCBT French Semester Course graduated at the end of June. Five months of intensive studies, delivered by experienced Bible Consultants and other experts in their own fields, came to a close in an emotional graduation ceremony. Congratulations to the eight Francophone Mother-Tongue Bible Translators, who are all back with their families by […]

‘Land of the Bible’ Short Course

We said goodbye this month to 18 United Bible Societies translators from 11 Asia-Pacific countries (Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga and Vanuatu). Having never seen Israel before, many said being here was a “dream come true,” and that it would help them translate the Scriptures more […]

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 1st to July 5th, 2020 Registration is now open for the  2020 Spring Semester Course. Translators, consultants, and consultants-in-training are invited to apply.  Introductory Biblical Hebrew JCBT Test is a prerequisite as students receive full credit […]

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 […]