Jehoiachin, Gennesaret, Melchizedek, Trachonitus may all sound like fatal diseases but they, as most of you who read the Bible know, these are names in Holy Scriptures. Anyone who has the occasion to read the Scriptures aloud knows that pronouncing some of the names and places in the Bible can get a bit dicey. Well now there’s an app for that!
Bible Audio Pronunciations is an available for your iPhone (and soon for your Android device) to help you with the proper pronunciations of these words. The app contains over 3700 hard to pronounce words which it reads to you with just a simple click. And the developers are not content to rest on just these words, more updates are in the works to add even more words to the application’s vocabulary. By harnessing the power of Wikipedia and Google, this application also serves as a Bible dictionary. Each word contains links to look up the term on Google or Wikipedia allowing you to learn much more about the name or place than just the pronunciation.
HEAR AND SHARE GOD’S WORD
The Bible is meant to be studied and shared with others – reading to your children, speaking at church, reciting at a Bible study group. Yet this sacred text contains many words that can be difficult to pronounce for the modern reader.
There is no need to be confused because Bible Audio Pronunciations will speak these words to you with clear, helpful audio recordings. Now, you can read and share the Bible with more confidence, clarity, and enjoyment.
THE BIBLE THAT SPEAKS TO YOU
Features of the Bible Audio Pronunciations app include:
•Helpful audio recordings – Hear spoken pronunciations for 3,780 Bible words and names, as well as important church and historical leaders
•Easy to use – Just tap the word and hear a helpful recording of it read aloud
•Experience the Bible in a new way – This app helps you understand and enjoy more
•Share with others – Perfect for reading the Bible together
•Additional research tools – Use the direct links within the app for more information
Being a teacher, one of the problems that I have is pronouncing the words in the Scripture. My southern accent sometimes gets in my way and as a teacher I want to have the most accurate pronunciation that I can for my students. So I was very excited when I stumbled across this simple but elegant solution. I would highly recommend this application to anyone who wants to study the Bible and learn the proper pronunciation of It’s names and places.
Whether you are a minister, a teacher, or a parent, or just a student of The Word this application is certainly one that you should have in your digital toolbox.
Thanks to our friends at ChurchMag for pointing out this app to us.
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