New Bible Translation and Launch – Afrikaans 2020 Translation

With great excitement, we would like to announce that the new Afrikaans Bible 2020 Translation will be launched at the Kopanong Auditorium (‘Kovsie Kerk’) in Bloemfontein, on Sunday 29 November. The service will be streamed LIVE at 14:30 on the Bible Society’s Youtube page and Facebook page.

More than 9 000 copies of Die Bybel 2020-vertaling have already been sold since the Bible was made available on 19 October. Furthermore, the Bibles with the Deuterocanonical Books are already sold out.

A group of 179 experts which included source-text experts, theologians, linguists and language practitioners worked on this immense task for 16 years. “The importance of this translation is that it is truly inclusive for the first time. The Bible Society had made a request to all the churches of the Church Advisory Committee: The Bible in Afrikaans, currently comprised of 24 denominations, to nominate translators and, in addition, all professional associations of language practitioners and translators were encouraged to apply and to be a part of the process,” explained Prof Bernard Combrink, the project leader.

A brief history of the Afrikaans Bible:
Click here to read a brief history of Afrikaans Bible translations in South Africa.

Online reading or via the BibleSA app:
Now available to read online on BibleSA or via the BibleSA app for all users with a free account.

Printed Bibles:
Click here to buy your copy of the Bible.

E-Bibles:
Complete Afrikaans 2020 Translation e-Bible with a user-friendly navigation, cross-references, footnotes, background information, word list and maps. Available in Kobo and Kindle format.

  • Also available with Deuterocanonical Books in Kobo and Kindle format.
  • Also available as Hoofletteruitgawe in Kobo and Kindle format.

BibleSA – Did you know? (Videos)

How to create a free account (website + app)

How to change the interface language (website + app)

How to read and change Bible translations (website + app)

This post was published on Friday 27 November 2020