Friday, May 27, 2016

Bible Rewritten In EMOJIS For Young People

The King James Bible has been translated into popular internet lingo, the Emoji. The book which will soon be made available on itunes is called Bible Emoji: scripture 4 millennials.

The book's online description online says: 'A great and fun way to share the gospel. Explore all 66 books chronicling 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.'

The translator revealed to the website: '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 creator who has chosen to remain anonymous says it took six months to complete.

Users can themselves translate phrases from the religious book on the website