the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bible Translators in Training

Thank God that He has spoken! Now, for the sake of the liberating, life-giving gospel, the Bible must be translated! God may be calling you to leave the legacy of His Word in the heart language of another people.


To educate, equip, and encourage students interested in cross-cultural Bible translation.


Monthly meetings and semester lectures by scholars and missionaries in fields relevant to the task of Bible translation.


Josh Abetti, Student President,

Zane Pratt, Faculty Advisor,

Resources on Bible Translation

  • Overview of Cross-Cultural Bible Translation
    Dr. Mark Terry, February 19, 2008
    Audio (MP3)
  • Linguistics and Bible Translation
    Mr. Lloyd Milligan, April 29, 2008
    Audio (MP3), Presentation (PPT), Handout (PDF)
  • The Cost of Living Dangerously: William Tyndale and the English Bible
    Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin, October 14, 2008
    Audio (MP3)
  • Bible Translation and New Tribes Mission
    Speaker – Bill Housley, April 23, 2009
    Audio (MP3)

And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, the word which is able to build you up and give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.    Acts 20:32

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.