Eddie and Sue Arthur

Babel, Pentecost and Bible Translation

From the Wycliffe UK Blog:

The Bible tells us in Genesis 11 that distinct languages were created at Babel, when human beings defied God by attempting to build a huge tower. As a result, God confused their languages, and ever since that day we have toiled with language learning, grammar and phonology analysis, and translation.

But is that all there is to it? Eddie shared yesterday about how God, in his grace, used Babel for good, bringing glory to himself through the diversity of the languages and cultures created. Not only that, but God reiterated this at Pentecost, making his good news available to each person in their own language.

What is the future for these thousands of languages and cultures? And how should we see the task of Bible translation today?

Listen to Eddie’s talk and prepare to have your view of Bible translation challenged!

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