MembersAnd the WORD Became… Electrons?!!!

How Israelis helped invent the micro-electronic Bible and “Flash” memory devices.

By David Shishkoff | | Topics: Bible, Startup Nation
A solar-powered, electronic audio Bible with no moving parts.
A solar-powered, electronic audio Bible with no moving parts. Photo: Public domain

Did you know that the electronic fulfillment of the “Great Commission” is being carried out with the help of Israeli inventors?

Some of the key inventions and inventors in miniaturizing computer memory devices and fitting the Bible into tiny electronic transistor chips, have been Israeli. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves…

The Bible (also called the WORD of God) is the most printed, best-selling book in history by far. Since the invention of the European printing press in 1454, an estimated 5 to 10 billion copies of the Bible have been printed. The nearest competitors are the Koran and “Quotations from Mao Tse-Tung” (around 1 billion each).

However, in spite of all the printed Bibles available in numerous countries and languages, speakers of small language groups still make up a segment of roughly 1.5 billion who do not have the full Bible available to them.

Numerous Christian initiatives seek to change that by translating the Bible on behalf of even the smallest language/people groups across the globe.

Other initiatives seek to make the...

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