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Bibil Identifier bibil:245653
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Digitization of Old Chinese Bibles (pre-1950s)
Author Wong, Simon
Journal The Bible Translator (Volume: 68, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 11-19 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The program "Digitization of Old Chinese Bibles," likely the largest digitization program for Chinese Bibles ever undertaken, began in August 2014 under the auspices of the Digital Bible Library (DBL), an initiative of the United Bible Societies with the aim of gathering, validating, and safeguarding Scripture texts and publication assets ( The completion of Phase I in April 2016 also marked the launch of Phase II of the program. By the time the present article is published, a majority of twenty-two Chinese Bibles (full or New Testament) will have been full-text digitized and uploaded to DBL for wider distribution. The final goal of the digitization program is to digitize all thirty-three extant complete Chinese New Testaments or full Bibles—whether in Wenli (classical) Chinese or Mandarin Chinese—published prior to the 1950s. The purpose of the article is to report on this program, what it entails, and the challenges it faces.
DOI 10.1177/2051677016687618
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible Translation : History
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