Multiple-Language Support for Biblical Resourcesby
The Greek Reader, Flashcards, and Lesson functions on biblicaltext.com support multiple languages. Many like-minded people in the Christian community hope that tools like this may be available for speakers of other languages. Progress in this area has been slow. Can we change this?
When glosses for a particular language are loaded into this site they are instantly available for students in that language. When it comes to training students, there is some value in asking students to make their own flashcards. However, in my experience, sharing a link to a flashcard list gets more students swiftly up and running in week one their studies.
Glosses for Traditional Chinese are already partially complete. When a Chinese user visit’s this website, they will see something very different to an English speaker:
Are you teacher Biblical Greek in a non-English speaking context? Do you feel it could benefit your students to have even a partial gloss list for Koine Greek, so that your students have access to pre-built flashcards, and a Greek reader with mouseover help in their native language, please reach out to us so we can work together to make it happen. The only thing we ask, is that you are committed to contributing the gloss data set being completely public domain CC0 1.0.
Why is Public Domain licensing of glosses important? Let us foster an environment where language glosses are available in as many, free, educational, and commercial products as possible. Some gloss databases do already exist, but they have ambiguous licencing. Some don’t have licenses that make it easy to freely insert these glosses into (for example) iOS apps or websites. Public Domain lowers the bar. It makes it simple for your favourite free or commercial mobile app to swiftly and easily provide support for other languages. All work on alternate language gloss databases are free to download from this site, and from GitHub.
What do you think? Do you think you could work with us to create even a partial gloss list for a language you are working with? If so we would love to hear from you. Send us a message via social media in the links below.