Find-A-Bible FAQs

FAQs

What is Find-A-Bible?

Find-A-Bible (FAB) is a web directory providing links to Bibles and biblical resources in the 6000+ languages of the world. The FAB directory primarily consists of content created by members of the Forum of Bible Agencies International (FOBAI) and is intended to help users discover and obtain Scriptures and biblical resources in the language and media of their choice for discipleship, evangelism, and church planting. The associated databases and delivery tools were created and are maintained by the Digital Bible Society (DBS). Find-A-Bible also features links to print Bibles, print-on-demand Bibles, digital Bibles, audio Bibles, visual Bibles and Bible resources – in multiple formats.

How do I use Find-A-Bible?

You can discover Bibles and resources by language, country, type, or organization. To find a language – open the draw-down language menu or enter the name of the desired language into the search bar. You can also search by language code. To search by country, click on the map on the home page, and then select the language from the list of those spoken there. From the language page, select the specific tab corresponding to the type of resource you would like to access. To search by media, click the resource or the find by agency tab, and then click the type of resource from those displayed at the left of the page. To search by organization, click the members or find by agency tab at the top of the home page. From the specific page of the agency you selected, either type in a language or click on a media type to discover resources created or sponsored by the selected FOBAI member.

How can non-English speakers use Find-A-Bible?

While Find-A-Bible is created by English speakers, it has been intentionally developed with an intuitive, icon-driven interface that is easily accessible by sighted speakers of any language. Also included is the Google option to view pages in about 80 languages.

Why was Find-A-Bible Created?

The mission of Find-A-Bible is to ensure that the world’s Bibles and great biblical resources are easily found and shared. While it is possible to search for a great many Biblical resources online, the sheer quantity of available content is overwhelming. Consequently, FOBAI launched Find-A-Bible in 2006, and, in 2013, commissioned the Digital Bible Society to create and maintain a single location on the internet where people looking for Bible resources can identify and obtain them.

What makes Find-A-Bible distinctive?

Find-A-Bible is the single digital platform where the major Bible agencies of the world and their affiliates have agreed to collaborate together to ensure that all Bibles and biblical resources are easily discoverable – in every language. Find-A-Bible was built to be a convenient hub delivering fast, accurate, and relevant information with minimal user effort. Also, it serves as a reference point for Bible translation organizations seeking to discover what Bibles have or have not been published in a specific language.


Agency FAQs

FAQs

Who is FOBAI and its members?

The Forum of Bible Agencies International (FOBAI) is an alliance of more than 25 leading international Bible agencies and mission organizations that span more than 120 countries, headquartered in five different nations and subscribing to the beliefs set down in the Lausanne Covenant. This alliance was founded upon a unified vision => Working together to maximize the worldwide access and impact of God’s Word (www.forum-intl.net).

Who owns Find-A-Bible content?

The Bible-based resources available in the Find-A-Bible directory are the property of the individual members of FOBAI or the organizations they endorse. Although some material accessible through Find-A-Bible is freely available to the public, other resources are offered for sale from member websites. Find-A-Bible does not own any copyrights for any of the discoverable resources nor does it offer resources for sale.

Whose work is reflected on the Find-A-Bible website?

In April 2013, FOBAI commissioned the Digital Bible Society to design, build, and maintain the Find-A-Bible website. Find-A-Bible is a work in progress and will be updated regularly by the Digital Bible Society. The gathering of metadata reflected here is the work of many partnering organizations that make up FOBAI. Major technology contributions have been provided by Faith Comes by Hearing and The Jesus Film. Major financial contributions have been provided by Bible League of Canada (www.BibleLeague.ca).


Resource FAQs

FAQs

Why is it important for the World to find Bibles?

The Bible serves a central role in advancing the kingdom of God and forming Disciples of Christ among all people. Yet securing Bibles excellent resources in their own language continues to be the single greatest need for Christian believers, seekers, and mission workers around the world. The Find-A-Bible directory is intended to address that need by shedding light on what Bibles exist in any given language and where language specific resources for discipleship, evangelism and church planting can be obtained.

Why does Find-A-Bible contain resources other than the Bible?

Members of FOBAI have created a wide variety of resources to help introduce people, regardless of what language they speak, to the life-transforming power of God’s Word. Although Find-A-Bible’s main purpose is to provide access to Scripture, the directory includes a growing collection of multilingual, Bible-based resources that help promote Bible engagement.

What materials are appropriate for Find-A-Bible?

Bibles, New Testaments, scripture portions and scripture-related material deemed appropriate by the members of FOBAI are gathered for inclusion in the Find-A-Bible directory.

How can an organization add their Bibles or Biblical content to Find-A-Bible?

Bible organizations who want their content included in future FOBAI projects are encouraged to contact us.

Can I share downloads from Find-A-Bible?

Each contributing organization has identified a set of standards and restrictions for usage, duplication, and distribution. Please check the copyright information of each desired resource. Public domain and Creative Commons content is freely shareable.

Can I share downloads from Find-A-Bible?

Find-A-Bible updates will be applied monthly. Once an organization submits material for inclusion in FAB, please allow a few weeks before those are reflected in the FAB database.

How will updates be handled?

Find-A-Bible updates will be applied monthly. Once an organization submits material for inclusion in FAB, please allow a few weeks before those are reflected in the FAB database.