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SIL International and Zondervan Academic Working Together to Aid Global Bible Translation Efforts

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Zondervan Academic (@ZonderAcademic) is supporting SIL International® (@SILintl), a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to serving language communities worldwide, by providing to SIL some of the world’s top biblical resources to support efficient and accurate Bible translation work around the world.

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SIL has developed Translator’s Workplace software platform so that those in a Bible translation role who are part of a private, managed group can access resources to aid their translation efforts. Translator’s Workplace acts like a library with unlimited loaning and loan periods. Zondervan Academic is providing a large library of its scholarly digital content without charge to users of SIL’s Translator’s Workplace.

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Zondervan Academic and BibleMesh also are making available at a significant discount many Zondervan Academic Online Courses to SIL and the community of Bible translators and consultants it serves. The courses include Old Testament and New Testament Surveys and Basics of Biblical Greek, Hebrew, Ugaritic, Aramaic, and Syriac. Zondervan Academic Online Courses are adapted from award-winning Zondervan Academic textbooks, feature professionally filmed video lectures, and can be used by professors in the classroom, or by individual learners.

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“One of our current initiatives is to foster greater understanding of biblical languages among translators and consultants,” says Paul O’Rear, SIL associate international translation coordinator. “We are grateful to Zondervan for their ministry-minded heart and support of Bible translation. Their books and online courses will be of tremendous value to translation consultants and consultants-in-training worldwide.”

“Our aim as a publisher is to support the academy and the church, and I am so pleased that we are able to bring these aims together in providing these resources to the worldwide church through the services of SIL International,” says Stan Gundry, SVP and publisher, Zondervan.

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Zondervan Academic titles provided to SIL include:

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