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‘Emoji translation' of The Bible goes on sale

 To create the final book, a program was built that linked 80 emoji with around 200 corresponding words

THE Bible is already one of the most widely translated texts in history, and now it has been given a modern update for millennials – by being translated into emoji.

Bible Emoji has gone on sale on the iTunes iBooks Store, and is based on the King James Version of the ancient text. The book is a mixture of text and the now frequently used icons, retelling each of the 66 books within the Bible, though in a way much more familiar to those of the social media generation.

Published by Scripture 4 Millennials, they describe the new book as a “great and fun way to share the gospel”.

The creator of the book, who identified themselves to The Guardian Australia only as the smiling, sunglasses-wearing emoji said that many of the verses and emoji used in the book were first tested out on social media as a way of crowd proof-reading each line.

To create the final book, a program was built that linked 80 emoji with around 200 corresponding words, helping to replace them with the icons and cut down on characters used.

The attempt to reach a new audience comes a week after a new report claimed that people who identify as having no religion outnumber those who identify as Christian for the first time.

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