World Christian Database

Scripture translations

Languages which have received scripture translations for the first time, as well as new books or major revisions in existing scripture languages, are report annually in the United Bible Societies' Scripture Language Report (UBS, 2006). This report has been coded here for the World Language Classification and is now incorporated into the World Christian Database.

Availability of scripture is a major factor in a People's evangelization (hearing the good news about God directly from God's Word) so results from these additional translations are seen in data changes across the Database.

e.g. Languages with a book of the Bible, or New Testament or a whole Bible published in 2005 or 2006 can be seen by subscribers in this query: "Languages with fresh translations".