Wycliffe Associates develops technology to protect Bible translations in remote regions

By The Christian Post

Wycliffe Associates and its Bible translation work seen in this image on November 13, 2013. | Facebook/Wycliffe Associates

Wycliffe Associates, one of the world’s leading Bible translation organizations, is providing much-needed technology to translators living in remote regions that both protect and accelerate the translation of the Scriptures. 

The organization, which empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, recently announced the development of Bible Translation Acceleration Kits (BTAKs) for mother-tongue Bible translators who live in isolated regions with no internet connectivity.

Each kit, worth $2,500, provides access to all the Bible translation software a language group needs, along with a built-in satellite internet connection. When one language group receives a BTAK and translates the Scriptures into their own heart language, they pass along what they’ve learned to other language groups in their region, according to Wycliffe. 

So far, the group has installed 549 BTAKs in 48 countries for 793 language communities.

Source:The Christian Post