American Bible Society Launches Redesigned Website

Posted on March 16, 1999

The American Bible Society has announced the launch of its newly redesigned Website. The site utilizes the latest technological innovations to deliver the content found in the Holy Bible. The mission of the American Bible Society is to provide the Holy Scriptures in a language and form each can readily understand and at a price each can easily afford. The ABS Website enables the Society to accomplish this mission by reaching out to the entirely new online audience.

The ABS Website offers a daily reading of the Bible, available in five versions (including Spanish), online tours of The Gallery exhibits, research information on the history of the Bible, The ABS Record magazine, plus an interactive game for kids called Noah’s Ark. The newest features of the site include a catalog of over 500 Bibles, New Testaments and Scripture-related products. Visitors who wish to help the Society continue its work now can donate online.

Helping people learn about the Bible is one of the goals of the Society. To accomplish this, a new site area is under construction that will help families, children, scholars and ministers tap into ABS’s rich resources. The Bible Learning Center will include a “Search the Bible” feature that will enable visitors to search the Contemporary English Version of the Bible by Book, Chapter and Verse. Search engines for four additional versions are planned. The Bible Learning Center also will provide learning through interactive games for children, videos and message boards for youth, and research aids for scholars and pastors.

Dr. Eugene Habecker, president of the American Bible Society, says that “we are committed to making the ABS Website the first place our online friends will turn to when they want to learn more about the Word of God.”

Founded in 1816 and headquartered in New York City, the American Bible Society is a non-profit, non-denominational organization with a rich Judeo-Christian heritage committed to the translation, publication and distribution of the Holy Scriptures. The American Bible Society distributes more than 63 million Bibles, New Testaments and Scripture Portions in the United States each year.

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