Here is something for the times… a new James version of the Bible. I guess this is one for the millennials and the emojis era.
The new app is literally called, “Scripture for Millennials” and it’s now available on the Apple’s App Store. The entire Bible is translated into EMOJIS using the Angle emoji and the light bulb and thumbs up for the meaning Genesis 1:4, “And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.”
One of the creators who’s only known as “sunglass smiley emoji” said, “What’s amazing about emojis, and 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.”
He also said, “A major goal of this whole process was to take a book that I think is very non-approachable to lay readers and try to make it more approachable by removing a lot of its density.”
He continued to tell New York Daily News the that, “I think if we were to fast-forward 100 years, an ’emoji’ Bible of some kind would exist, so I thought, ‘Why not try and make it?’ The Bible more than any other book has a really rich history of translation. I think that’s one of the beautiful things about emojis, and I think one of the goals of using them was to point out, in the Bible, God’s love is for everyone, not select people.”
If you’re trying it out, you can go to bibleemoji.com and you can input a passage from any book from the Bible and the translation into emojis will appear.
The author said, “There’s a lot of trial and error, and a lot of rereading. 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.”
What’s your opinion? Do you feel that it’s a disgrace to the Bible or brilliant?
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