A new version of the Bible “Di Jamiekan Nyuu Testiment” version is about to hit bookstores. The Jamaican patois version was recently launched at the Jamaican High Commission in the United Kingdom.
Di Jamiekan Nyuu Testiment includes many of the New Testament’s most well know s stories which details the life of “ Jesus” and the “Lord’s Prayer” in Jamaican patois, with English translations available beside each verse.
Di Jamiekan Nyuu Testiment was approved in a partnership between The Bible Society of the West Indies and the United Kingdom’s Bible Society which is 20-year collaboration between translators from the Bible Society of the West Indies, the Department of Linguistics at the University of the West Indies (UWI) and highly acclaimed theological institutions in the island.
Di Jameikan Nyuu Testament will be available for download on iTunes on October 28 and hits bookstores on November 12 in the United Kingdom, at a cost of £12.99. The book will also be available as an application for mobile phones and can be pre-ordered at shop.biblesociety.org.uk/jnt.
Jamaica Bible Launch in the UK