The Bible Society in Israel – Word comes out of Jerusalem

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Spreading the Good News in Israel

Whether you’ve been to Jerusalem a handful of times or you come back every year, there is something captivating about that first look at the Jerusalem Old City walls. You’re tired, because you traveled for hours, but just a glimpse of the golden rocks makes you feel alive again.

This magnificent view will greet you as you stand at the door of a one of a kind bookstore, connecting the Old City with the modern city


The Bible promises that out of Jerusalem the Word of the Lord will spread to the ends of the earth. In the same verse, the prophet Isaiah says,

Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” Isaiah 2:3

No other place in the world gets mentioned so often in both the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures – the Old and New Testament – as much as Jerusalem. Revered equally by Jews and Christians, it is recognized as the city that God chose for His name before all generations.

The Bible Society in Israel is an institution dedicated to spreading the Word of God to all people in the land.

Officially registered a year after the rebirth of Israel, in 1949, the pioneer work of spreading the Word of God in the Holy Land was already well underway for over a century! Today it is managed by local believers and serves communities of all backgrounds – whether they are speakers of Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, English or other.

With centrally located stores also in Tel Aviv and Haifa, the Bible Society in Israel works with a network of distributors and vendors throughout the whole country. The owners admit:

“From a commercial point of view, [the bookstores] should be shut down. But from a spiritual point of view, these bookstores are the way we can accomplish our mission of making God’s Word available, understandable, and affordable.”

This 2,200-page Bible contains both the Old and New Testaments, with restoration of original names and meanings, in addition to the some 250 original works of art throughout.

But the Bible Society in Israel can be proud of their latest product that is bound to be a blessing to people both in Israel and abroad.

The Jerusalem Illustrated Bible seeks to illustrate the truth of God’s word from an authentically Jewish artistic perspective.

With side-by-side Hebrew and English texts, it is illustrated by Elhanan ben-Avraham, ​a Messianic Jewish artist living in the Holy Land.​

Get your copy of this exceptional Bible that incorporates Hebrew names of people and places, and is enriched by exquisite illustrationsThe Jerusalem Illustrated Bible

Hear how Isaiah 53 is changing lives through The Bible Society in Israel:

This article originally appeared on FIRM and is reposted with permission.