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The Bible Society at the regional Book festival in Lādezers

5/13/2013

On 10 May the Latvian Bible Society participated in the annual Book Festival organized by the Society for Supporting Rural Libraries. The event took place at the premises of Lādezers Elementary School. These were two lessons taught by the Old Testament translator Laila Čakare who lead children through the history of the biblical text – from stone plates to Gutenberg. Adults together with Laila had to struggle with problems of the Bible translation process. Debates showed that at least one generation should pass before the new translation will be widely accepted as part of the liturgical texts.

Short questionnaire showed that from 26 children who participated in the event (from first three grades) 23 have a copy of Scriptures at home, 20 of them have also the Children Bible but only 5 children never read the Bible.

The Bible Society presented as a gift to the school some children books.