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Issue 010. 2013 June Bible.org Translator's Newsletter

 

Thank You!

This month was quite busy for translations with 10 new articles being added to the site. Thank you for your hard work Cesio, Jenny, and Mariza!

         Portuguese
Bob Deffinbaugh, 2 Samuel series, The Darkest Days of David’s Life (2 Samuel 16:20-19:8)

Craig Biehl, What’s in the Box? The Unreasonable Faith of Atheism and Agnosticism series, Acknowledgements and Introductions, Answering the Atheist, Answering the Agnostic, Concluding Remarks

         Chinese
Kenneth Boa, Bible Companion Handbook series,
II. How We Got The Bible

         NET Pastors Journal (Roger Pascoe)
FrenchRomanian, and Russian

What a blessing to be able to provide these new resources to our readers around the world. Thank you all for your ongoing translation work. See all the Languages and Articles Here.

Hints and Tips

Tip: have you ever wondered how to translate a graphic or a picture that contains words in it?

Charts and pictures can often make abstract concepts quite clear. Likewise, they can present a quantity of information in a succinct fashion. Whatever the goal of the picture might be, it can present quite a challenge for the translator. Here Microsoft’s free “Paint” program can simplify the process. Simply open Paint, and insert a copy of the graphic. Then crop out the text area which needs to be translated. If there was a background color then select a blank area of the graphic with the background color needed. Copy it. Then paste it over the holes that were created by cropping out the text. Next add a text box in the appropriate area and type in the translated version of the original text. Then be sure to save the file with a new name. Finally, insert the new graphic at the correct location in your translated document.

Learn More Tips from our FAQ Section.

Awarding Faithfulness

This month we had the joy of giving out one award for translation efforts. This time the award was for reaching the 20 article milestone (Cesio). He received an ePub book by Bob Deffinbaugh entitled, That You May Believe: A Study of the Gospel of John. We pray that this resource is a blessing to you in your personal life and ministry.

For further Award program details see our Translator’s Group post.

Know someone else who is bilingual?

If you know of anyone else who would have the time and skills to translate articles for Bible.org please consider recommending this ministry to them. Sometimes the most obvious gifts (like preaching or being a leader) are not the ones with the most impact or need. This is a real opportunity to meet a need and impact thousands and thousands of people with the truth of God's Word. Click here to contact us and begin impacting thousands around the world

Need help, have questions, or prefer to meet in real time?

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As you begin to get involved, be sure to check out the “Introductions” post in the group. There we can begin to get to know one another as we share this ministry together.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in our translator’s group! Click here to email us

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