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Philip Saunders joins Belfast Lord Mayor Mairtin O Muilleoir and others

Philip Saunders (Wycliffe Bible Translators) joins Belfast Lord Mayor Mairtin O Muilleoir and others at celebration of the Digital Bible in Belfast City Hall

Recently with some colleagues, I received an invitation to an event at Belfast City Hall.

Celebration of the Digital Bible

Historically the Bible has been viewed primarily as a book – until now. Over the past five years, Bible Societies around the world have been working in partnership with a digital platform called YouVersion to make the text of Scripture available to a new generation. Now it is available as a free download to smart phones and tablets in more than 400 languages. We want to celebrate this achievement and specifically the addition of Irish and Ulster Scots Scriptures to the range of choices that are available worldwide.

You are invited to a special celebratory event in the Banqueting Hall, City Hall, Belfast on Monday 4 November 2013 at 10.30am.

The Lord Mayor and other guests will read Scripture passages, including selections from the newly digitalised Irish and Ulster Scots texts .

And so we went along… Kenny Woodrow, John Young, Marlene Ferguson and myself

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A day or two later we heard that we all made a brief appearance on the Irish Language TV station TG4… Fame at last, but I must confess that we understood very little of the commentary in Irish.

Meanwhile in Wycliffe Bible Translators, we focus on how we can help the remaining 1,967 languages that still await Scripture translation; for them YouVersion is still a long way away.

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