The Bible is the world’s best-selling and most widely distributed book. It is also the most translated book in the world, having been translated into 531 languages with 2,883 languages having at least some portion of the Bible.
Now a group of devout Christians has developed a new translation of the Bible. In an effort to reach more millennials with God’s word. This group has translated the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible into emoticons and emojis. Yes, you read that right. The Bible is now available in Emojis.
The complete emoji Bible is available on iTunes for $2.99. However, the creators of this Bible translation have made their Bible Emjoi Translator available for free to everyone on the Internet. The website, www.BibleEmoji.com, allows users to put in a Bible verse and receive that verse translated to “emoji awesomeness” instantly.
Of course, all the words in the Bible cannot be translated into Emoji’s since there is a limited number of Emojis (see Can Emojis Help You Reach More People?). The authors of this new translation say that about 10 to 15 percent of the translation is in Emojis while the rest is in regular, old alphabet characters.
While some people may think that this new Bible translation is over–the-top or even sacrilegious, I think it is a tool that authors and publishers can use to reach more Millennials in their marketing efforts.
If you have a Christian book, especially a nonfiction book that uses God’s word, you can use an Emoji-translated Bible verse in your marketing materials and online posts to grab this younger generation’s attention and direct them to your books.
Go ahead, try the Emoji Bible Translator out at www.BibleEmoji.com, and have some fun!
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