Emojis are one of the results of the social media use explosion and they are used in the chatting situation to replace facial expressions and mundane things we use everyday. Their use has however transcended from the chatting platforms to be used as passwords, in programming languages and they are also being featured in a film.
The Bible is one of the most translated books of all time as it has been translated to many languages to be of meaning to as many people as possible. Since millennials are fluent in emoji (if there is such a thing), there is now a Bible that includes some text that have been translated into an emoji.
The iOS app, Bible Emoji was published on the App Store where its tag line is scripture for millennials. “First ever Bible translation with emojis,” it says on the description where they also reveal that it was adapted from the KJV bible.
The translator also revealed more information to the Guardian about the project: “I thought if we fast forwarded 100 years in the future, an emoji bible would exist, so I thought it’d be fun to try to make it.” It was hard work obviously where the translator used a custom program that linked 80 emojis with 200 corresponding words and the whole process took 6 months.
In addition, on their website, they have a Bible Emoji Translator where you write your favourite Bible verse and it will be automatically translated as shown on the right textbox. There is also a Twitter account for the app, Bible Emoji where they tweet random verses adorned with the various emojis which have replaced certain words:
? of Genesis: 01:001:020 (1/2)
& ? ?, Let the ?s bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life,https://t.co/T9Du8alUyJ
— Bible Emoji (@BibleEmoji) May 29, 2016
John 3 16
4 ? so ? the ?, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, b…https://t.co/VfufOAi0OM
— Bible Emoji (@BibleEmoji) May 27, 2016
Well, it was inevitable and now millennials can read the Bible which is sprinkled with emojis all over. We wonder what people will do with emojis next.