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Bible Translation Specialist

Bible Translation

Language and culture are foundational to the identity, beliefs and values of a people group and how they transfer those beliefs and values to future generations. That’s why Bible translation is so important. As a Bible translator, you’ll work with a team of mother-tongue speakers and other linguists to translate Scripture, ensuring that it is accurate, clear and speak to the heart of a people group.


  • Contribute to the Bible translation process for a minority language or cluster of languages — from initial exegesis to draft, testing, and publication.

  • Provide textual exegesis using commentaries and other resources to evaluate drafts of a translation.

  • Provide linguistic analysis to the translation process, including developing or revising an orthography as needed.

  • Organise and lead a translation project team, including maintaining relations with appropriate stakeholders in local churches, in the community, and with other partner organisations.

  • Teach, train and coach local community members in translation principles and procedures.

  • Facilitate community testing of translated passages to evaluate comprehension and ensure that they communicate the intended meaning as fully and as clearly as possible.

  • Develop the capacity of the translation project team members and local institutions to continue translation and assume responsibility for the future of their translation project.


  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Previous cross-cultural experience is beneficial.


You will be expected to complete linguistics, cross-cultural and Bible training to be ready for a field assignment. Additional training will also take place while on the field.

Bible Translation Specialist
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