TBS Spanish Bible
13 December 2018
Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese, and it is estimated that more than 437 million people speak it as their native language. It is the official or national language in Spain, Equatorial Guinea in Africa, as well as nineteen countries in the Americas.
Since 2006 the Society has been revising the 1909 Spanish Reina-Valera Bible, with reference to the underlying Hebrew and Greek Texts and to the original 1602 Reina-Valera Bible. The Society’s revised Spanish New Testament, known as the ‘Reina-Valera SBT’, was published in 2016.
Since the New Testament was published, the Spanish Bible team has made considerable progress in revising the Old Testament. The poetic books have all been finalised, and the team is currently completing its work on the Pentateuch. In addition, the first two members in the revision process have begun the historical books. The Reading Committees are continuing their evaluation of the Pentateuch.
We have been able to publicise our Spanish Bible revision work very widely through the holding of conferences, seminars and other meetings, supported by our Spanish website https://sociedadbiblicatrinitaria.org/ and our Spanish social media outlets. We give thanks for the warm reception accorded our revised New Testament by many native readers across the Hispanic world, and for their ongoing interest in the project.
We would request prayerful support from both Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers as the Society endeavours to provide millions of people with a faithful edition of God’s Word. ‘Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you’ (2 Thessalonians 3.1).