I assumed that upon hearing the news that someone made an emoji Bible that it was probably an article from The Onion. But we all know what happens when you assume and not only is it real but it’s live right now. Now, I am not writing about this because I believe you don’t read the news, I am doing do to provide a voice from a fellow Millennial.
The iTunes page give this description.
First ever Bible translation w/ emojis.
A great and fun way to share the gospel. Explore all 66 books chronicling the the stories of Abraham, Noah and Jesus like never before!
Adaptation of the KJV Bible, emoji translation also shared on Twitter @BibleEmoji
Examples from the Emoji Bible
My contribution is “oh dear God, make it stop!” (oh dear ?, make it ⛔!)
Gospel of Mark 3:11
& unclean ?s, when they ? him, fell ? b4 him, &
cried, ?, thou art the son of ?.
— Bible Emoji (@BibleEmoji) May 27, 2016
John 3 16
4 ? so ? the ?, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have ∞ life.
— Bible Emoji (@BibleEmoji) May 30, 2016
? of Genesis: 01:001:014 (1/2)
& ? ?, Let there b ?s in the firmament of the ✨ 2 divide the ? from the ?;https://t.co/UFNNw2KzlZ
— Bible Emoji (@BibleEmoji) May 26, 2016
Pros and Cons of the Emoji Bible
- Perhaps a non-Bible reader will consider reading the Bible….. perhaps.
- It’s fun. I mean no one should seriously read this as a main Bible but it’s still kind of fun just to see what emojis got used for certain words.
- It’s in KJV so even if you like emojis you won’t be able to read what English is actually left.
- Words are placed with emojis so you have to actually know the underlying English text to understand what the emoji represents. It would be better if emojis were adding inline with the text rather than replacing text.
- It’s directed at Millennials which is embarrassing since I am one, yet have not met a single Millennial who thinks this is a good idea. I can only assume that the creator is not, in fact, a Millennial. The actual creator has remained anonymous but the iTunes page gives credit to Zach Swetz.
- I think this is one of those Woodstock situations. For those who don’t know, Woodstock was not put together by hippies. It was a business venture FOR hippies, not BY hippies. But they obviously hit the mark.
- This feels eerily like a product designed by a non-Millennial for Millennials.
- It costs $2.99 USD.