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[TechRadar] You can now read the whole Bible in emoji
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You can now read the whole Bible in emoji

<img src="http://cdn.mos.techradar.com/art/world%20of%20tech/emoji-bible-470-75.jpg" alt="You can now read the whole Bible in emoji"/><p>Quick, digital, easy to understand, pictorial: emoji really is a language made for the 21st century. It's <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/apparently-emoji-is-the-fastest-growing-language-ever--1294306">the world's fastest-growing language</a> and can be used everywhere from <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/celebrate-shakespeare-s-life-and-death-with-twitter-s-latest-custom-emoji-1319648">classic literature</a> to <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/the-force-is-strong-with-twitter-s-new-star-wars-emojis-1310550">movie blockbusters</a>. Now there's a new emoji publication to enjoy (or turn your nose up at): <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/bible-emoji/id1114722991?mt=11">The Emoji Bible</a>.</p><p>Covering all 66 books, from Genesis to Revelation, the book has been about six months in the making, its anonymous author <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/30/emoji-bible-arrived-god-king-james">told The Guardian</a>. A computer program was used to automatically translate 200 corresponding words into 80 emoji characters.</p><p>&quot;I thought if we fast forwarded 100 years in the future, an emoji bible would exist,&quot; the writer (or illustrator) of the work says. &quot;So I thought it'd be fun to try to make it... I wanted to make it similar to how you might text or tweet a Bible verse, by shrinking the total character count.&quot;</p><h3>The Word of God, visualised</h3><p>You'll have to cough up £2.49 (or $2.99 or AU$3.99) to get the whole of the good book but various snippets can be previewed via the official <a href="https://twitter.com/BibleEmoji">@BibleEmoji</a> Twitter account. Apparently, the reception has been largely positive, the author says.</p><p>Whoever is behind the Emoji Bible (&quot;scripture for millennials&quot;) is also welcoming feedback and suggestions to improve the work. At nearly 3,300 pages in length, it's likely to take a long while to read, even with the visual shortcuts.</p><p>Perhaps it could be a more effective way of engaging young people than trying to tempt them into church on a Sunday morning - the Emoji Bible author is certainly hoping so - but as yet there's been no official message of approval from the church.</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/who-people-think-the-brit-award-emojis-actually-look-like-1315670">Who are these emojis supposed to be? We asked the general public</a></li></ul><p><em>Check out our hands-on look at the new Huawei P9:</em></p><mediainsert caption="null" mediatype="YouTube" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPnQ9_M5aUM" width="420">YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPnQ9_M5...nsert><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/techradar/allnews/~4/uMKPitxVIuE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>

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