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Welcome to the Wikiversity Center of Biblical Translation.

Center description


This Center is a Wikiversity content development project where participants create, organize and develop learning resources related to Bible translation.

The Holy Bible is the Christian holy text. While the exact content of this collection of Scripture has been disputed, most American Protestant Bibles contain sixty-six books. Thirty-nine of these books are contained in the Old Testament (typically arranged Genesis-Malachi)and twenty-seven (typically arranged Matthew-Revelation) in the New Testament. Various texts exist outside of this including the Apocrypha and the Gnostic Gospels. Orthodox traitions and the Roman Catholic Church claim the Old Testament Apocrypha as canonical Scripture; the debate of whether or not to include the Apocrypha in the canon of Scripture is a long-standing one which is one the divisions between the Protestant and Catholic-Orthodox traditions.

The translation of the Christian holy texts (Scriptures) into languages which have not previously received them is the subject of this center. Currently there are myriad Bible Translations underway in various world languages. Bible translation has become a focus for the missional outreaches of many evangelical faiths. There are many organizations dedicated to Bible translation as a means to evangelize pre-Christian cultures that work throughout the world. Some notable organizations include:

Pioneer Bible Translators Wycliffe Bible Translators Lutheran Bible Translators

Center news

  • 21 December 2006 - Center founded!

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English Bible Translations


A Mostly up-to-date list of current translations and languages:

  • American Standard Bible wikisource
  • Amplified Bible
  • Analytical-Literal Translation
  • Bible in Basic English
  • Children's Bible
  • Christian Community Bible
  • Christian Standard Bible (Holman)
  • Contemporary English Version
  • Douay-Rheims Version
  • English Standard Version
  • Geneva Bible
  • God's Word
  • Grail Psalter: The Book of Psalms
  • Jerusalem Bible
  • King James Version wikisource
  • Living Bible
  • Message Bible
  • New American Bible (Catholic)
  • New American Standard Bible
  • New English Translation (NET Bible)
  • New International Version
  • New International Reader's Version
  • New Jerusalem Bible
  • New King James Version
  • New Living Translation
  • New Revised Standard Version
  • New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures
  • Modern King James Bible
  • Revised Standard Version
  • Today's English Version
  • Today's New International Version
  • Young's Literal Translation
  • World English Bible wikisource
  • World English Bible (Hebrew Names Version)
  • Wycliffe New Testament

Other Worldly Languages (Not a complete List)


Albanian Arabic Arabic Armenian (Western) Awadhi Belorussian: Bengali Bosnian Bolivian (Southern) Catalan Chinese Chinese and English Chinese Union Version and English Chamorro Croatian Cuzco Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch (Additional) Ecuadorian Shuar Esperanto Estonian Farsi Finnish French Gaelic (Scottish) German German (Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft Stuttgart) Gothic Greek (Ancient including the Septuagint) Greek (Modern) Greek (New Testament) Gujarati Haitian Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Bibliuleit Indonesian Indonesian (Alkitab Terjemahan Baru and Bahasa Sehari-hari) Italian

Japanese Japanese (Living Bible Paraphrase) Kannada Korean Kurdish Latin (Vulgate) Latvian (New Testament) Latvian Lithuanian Malayalam Malayalam (Additional) Manx Gaelic Maori Marathi Nepali Norwegian Oriya Portuguese Portuguese (Brazilian) Polish Punjabi Quechua Russian Romanian Slovak Slovenian Spanish (Reina-Valera 1995) Spanish (La Biblia de las Americas�) Swahili Swedish Tagalog Tamil Tamil (Additional) Telugu Thai Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian(Additional) Urdu Vietnamese Vietnamese (Additional)

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Afrikaans translations, older version and modern version, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele.