Produced in 1865, the Arabic Van Dyck Bible translation is one of the oldest Bibles in common use today. It is by far the most read and most trusted translation in Egypt and the Arab world. However, the Arabic vocabulary is difficult, using terms now obsolete or archaic. And because of the conservative context in which she exists, the Egyptian Church is generally opposed to new translations.
That’s why the Bible Society of Egypt is working to provide a complete and thorough Study Bible. It will contain all necessary background and linguistic information to make the ancient text more understandable.
Work began in 1999. The New Testament was published in 2006. Within 2 weeks, the initial 10,000 copy print-run was sold out! All of the Old Testament notes are now finished, along with new information and updates. Plans are to publish the complete Study Bible in 2021, providing this treasure of background information to clergy, students, and Bible readers around the Arabic-speaking world. For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org