The Reality of an Oral Culture

"Did you know that in oral cultures people prefer information in audio or visual formats—like poetry, chants, and ceremonies.

Some estimate that by 2050, there will be more oral culture adults in the world than adults living in the world today! Bible translators are responding to this trend.

A partnership between Faith Comes by Hearing, Pioneer Bible Translators, and Seed Company has led to the creation of a new software called Render.

Previously, Bible translators created a written form of a language before translating the Bible. Now Render allows every part of the translating process to be done orally—recording, translation, and revision!

The result is an audio translation that could empower oral cultures to engage with the Bible.

As Pioneer Bible translators president Greg Pruett said, “The audio is the end game.”"


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