Faith Comes By Hearing now has Scripture Recordings in 737 Languages

Aug 07, 2013, 14:00 ET from Faith Comes By Hearing

Including Zapoteco de Zoogocho, spoken in Mexico by 1,400 people

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faith Comes By Hearing (FCBH) recently added four languages to their expanding catalog of recorded Scripture.  Now at 737 languages, these recordings, as a whole, represent a potential outreach to more than 5.7 billion people – or in other words, over three-quarters of the world's population.


The new releases are:

  • Balantak – Indonesia
  • Kolami, Northwestern – India
  • Shuar – Ecuador
  • Zapoteco de Zoogocho – Mexico

Kolami is the largest people group of the four, while the smallest is Zapoteco de Zoogocho, spoken by about 1,400 people in Mexico.  Combined, these newest releases represent more than 278,000 people who now have God's Word in audio available in their heart language. 

FCBH is also excited to announce the release of the Arabic Old Testament in audio.  This recording recently completed by the ministry will provide access to the entire Bible for Arabic speakers.  Behind only English and Spanish, Arabic is the third most streamed and downloaded language on the ministry's digital platform.     

Faith Comes By Hearing remains committed to the mission of making God's Word freely available to everyone in their heart language and are encouraged that supporters continue to help make this possible.

"Whether it be through resources, technology, our talented and dedicated staff, or ministry partners from all over the world – God's provision continues to make our work possible," states Jerry Jackson, FCBH founder and president. 

Jackson has seen the growth of a small tape-lending library established in 1972 to what is now the world's largest resource of digital Scripture content.  Collectively known as the Digital Bible Platform, Faith Comes By Hearing offers free access to this digital collection of Scripture via streaming, downloads and podcasts, while the and Deaf apps for mobile devices offer access to God's Word right from the palm of your hand.  Approved developers and ministries can also have access to the content on the Digital Bible Platform to incorporate into their apps, software and websites.

For those areas that do not yet have regular access to the Internet or mobile devices, Faith Comes By Hearing continues to reach out by providing Audio New Testaments on solar-powered Proclaimers for listening groups.  More than 330,000 Proclaimers are literally proclaiming the Gospel around the world.

The ministry's goal is to record and provide access to the Word of God in every translated language, making the fulfillment of the Great Commission a reality in this generation.

CONTACT:  Bill Lohr, 505-881-3321,

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