Wycliffe Caribbean Bible Translators prepare to complete patois bible


After almost a decade since the translation of the Bible’s New Testament into Jamaican Creole, Wycliffe Caribbean Bible Translators has announced that the first 39 books of the Bible, collectively known as the Old Testament, is also to be translated into the local vernacular. 

The Patois Bible is due for completion in 2026.

The other major partnering groups of the initiative are the Bible Society of the West Indies, Jamaican Language Unit, located at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and the Wycliffe International funding organisation, The Seed Company.

In making the announcement on Wednesday, John Roomes, Chief Executive Officer of Wycliffe Bible Translators said this latest decision is in response to demand from the reading public that the entire text of the Bible is…

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