American Bible Society news release

From American Bible Society news release, February 5, 1988

"36 new languages bring world Scripture count to 1,884"

"The American Bible Society notes that the number of 'Scripture languages' increased by 36 in 1987.

"That brings to 1,884 those languages with at least one published book of the Bible.

"For certain of them it may be no more than the Psalms, one of the Gospels or possibly a letter of Paul. But that could well be a first step towards the entire Bible in the language....

"Scripture translation is not a matter of seclusion among musty volumes in a library. Most of it is done 'on the spot,' for a variety of reasons....

"Bible Society translators often work in difficult if not hostile conditions. But their sense of dedication, and their awareness of how anxiously and eagerly the results are awaited, drives them on."

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