The BIBLES page presents a solution to the nearly impossible dream of providing active links to the Bible versions in every language of the world where they exist. The difficulty is that while many organizations are working very hard to create and publish Bibles in print, audio, film and story, they are also working hard to create and update websites where those Bibles resources can be purchased or accessed. When an organization updates their websites, their previous links are often broken, making this task quite challenging. (Unless, of course, they notify us of the updates.)
On the BIBLES page, you can sort by name, country, or language to discover resources. You can also type a Bible name, country or language into the filter bar to zero in on your targets. On the left side of your screen you will see filters that enable you to filter the results by type or by continent.
A quick pointer: On the Bible page, you can jump directly into a specific Bible page where you can see available links to that Bible. You can also launch directly into the pages made for each language and each country.
There is a “View Results” box just below the banner and next to the filter box. This dropdown allows you to select the number of results shown on each page.
Recently added to the Bibles page is the option to view FILMS or RESOURCES in the FAB database. By selecting these tabs you can use the same search conventions to locate, view, listen to, or download resources for your missions work. To download a film, simply click the FILMS tab and select a film to play. Depending upon your internet browser, you should be able to right click on the playing film and select download.
One of the best ways to get started is by simply asking questions. We have provided three scenarios that may be of help in understanding the site.
Scenario #1: My neighbor speaks a language of India called Gujarati and is asking for a Bible in their language.
- On the main page, find and click India on the map. (Or choose the Countries Button on the top of the page.)
- You will see the 500+ languages of India sorted by population. If you see their language (Gujarati) click on it to go to that language page. (Or you can start typing the name of the language in the filter box.)
- Once you are on the Gujarati language page, select a Bible by title (or you can also select the FILMS or RESOURCES tabs to select additional resources in that language).
- From there you can find a variety of printed Bibles, online Bibles, downloadable Bibles or Bible Apps.