YAY OR NAY?: The Bible now comes in emoji format

An emoji version of the King James Bible is set to be released on iTunes. Called Bible emoji: scripture 4 millenials, the Bible makes it easier for tech-obsessed young people to read the scriptures.

The book's online description says: 'A great and fun way to share the gospel. Explore all 66 books chronicling the the stories of Abraham, Noah and Jesus like never before!'

The Bible's translator said in an interview: 'You start with emojis that are really common — for instance, the earth emoji can mean earth, world, or planet. Eventually I created an actual translator program with a list of 80 different emoji icons, and 200 corresponding words.

'In addition: I built in some common shorthand — so that "and" became &, and "first" became 1st.'
'I've received a lot of tweets, some very nice some very, not nice. But it's all worth the goal of making the Bible a little more approachable, to inject some levity, and to get people to look at it, with no particular agenda beyond that.'

'Emojis are emotional, and allow people to express feelings in a visual way within the structure of "normal", written language."
'What's made them so successful, is that they're language-agnostic — they allow you to convey an idea to anyone, regardless of what language they speak.'

The translator who completed the project in six months wishes to remain anonymous.
Now you have no excuse for skipping morning devotion.

source: lindaikejisblog

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