RIMS: Indigenous Audio Scriptures


A printed Bible, even translated into a heart language, is at times not sufficient for people to Open The Bible for themselves. Some people remain unable to fully engage with the printed text of their Scriptures due to poor eye health, low literacy skills, or other reasons.

Bible Society therefore works to produce Audio Scriptures, which provide the Gospel in a format communities can readily access.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are oral cultures; important information is conveyed through story telling rather than the written word. This means that Indigenous communities readily engage with audio content in a way non-Indigenous cultures do not often appreciate or understand.

There are over 35 Indigenous languages in Australia with some translated Scripture available, of which only 16 have been made into audio recordings.

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