1000th language added to the Digital Bible Library
The largest Scripture database in the world offers now 422 full Bibles and 800 New Testaments to hundreds of millions.
The Digital Bible Library® (DBL), the largest Scripture database in the world, recently celebrated a significant milestone. With the addition of the New Testament in Lambya, a language spoken in Malawi, it now contains Scriptures in 1,000 languages. In total, there are 1,276 items available in the DBL®: 422 full Bibles, 800 New Testaments and 54 Portions.
“As we celebrate 70th anniversary of United Bible Societies, we are thankful to reach this digital landmark,” said Alexander Schweitzer, Director of Global Bible Translation. “The number of DBL® users has grown to hundreds of millions, and increasingly we are also reaching developing countries and languages where distributing digital copies was previously not possible.”
Source: United Bible Societies, Mary Frank
More about the DBL®
The Digital Bible Library® (DBL) is an online digital asset and licensing management platform developed and maintained by the United Bible Societies. DBL gathers, validates, and safeguards a large collection of quality, standardized, digital Scripture texts and publication assets, in hundreds of languages — all contributed by a growing number of partnering translation agencies. DBL enables the secure licensing and distribution of these resources to approved internal or external ministry partners. In this way DBL seeks to empower others to reach people from every tribe, in every nation, with the power of God’s Word in their heart language.