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New Printing Technology Enables Believers Own Bibles

New Printing Technology Enables Believers Own Bibles

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ByFaith Magbanua November 08, 2018
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Practicing one's faith is very difficult especially when a believer resides in a country where Christianity is not that welcomed.

However, a new form of technology may be the key for Christians to have a Bible.

Wycliffe Associates is using print-on-demand technology to print the Scriptures in areas where Christians are the target of intense persecution.

How does it work?

The printing systems can manage both small and large amount of prints, and because of their compact size, it can be easily and discreetly moved from one location to another.

What's more to that is that machines are making it possible for even more translations of the Bible to reach people who still do not have a copy in their own language.

According to the organization, they explained that some Bible translations could be completed only to face challenges in having them printed due to the restrictions on freedom of Christian activities.

In addition, it is now training people not only in Bible translation but on how to print the newly translated Bibles and portions of the Holy Scripture in order to allocate them among their own people.

Bruce Smith, President and CEO of Wycliffe Associates, said "Imagine how frustrating it would be to finally receive the tools, technology, and training to translate the Scriptures and then not be able to print Bibles,"

Smith also added: ''Printing Bibles is the final link in the chain of love."

The print on demand systems work in conjunction with the Bible translation strategy known as MAST - Mobilized Assistance Supporting Translation - in which teams of translators work together to translate Scripture portions into their own languages.

As of now, there are currently 816 MAST Bible translation projects in the process of being completed, with 20 more being planned across Africa and Asia.

So far, Wycliffe Associates has sent 83 print on demand systems to Bible translation groups working across 26 countries but it has plans to deploy even more.

On the other hand, the print on demand systems cost $25,000 each and Wycliffe Associates is currently having a fundraising to provide one for each of the translation projects.


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