It was fitting that the translation project was then called, 'The Michaelian Project'. It was a very emotional moment on Monday evening when Sam Yeghnazar gave the very first copy of the new Bible to Tateos Michaelian's widow, Juliet. The next copy was given to Tateos Michaelian's grand-daughter. Copies were then also given to the members of other families who had endured the martyrdom of a loved one in recent years.
Sam Yeghnazar also presented the new Bibles to the project co-ordinator, Rev. Dr Mehrdad Fatehi and his wife Mojdeh, the chief administrator and also an exegetical checker. They led a team of over thirty translators and specialists for nearly twenty years. Every single verse was checked to ensure the text was the most accurate translation possible from the original Hebrew or Greek.
Then the Bibles - which are beautifully bound - were handed round the whole auditorium. There was then an intense time of intercession for the hundreds of thousands of Iranians who will soon receive this new translation which is known as the 'New Millennium Version'.
The title for the evening was, 'New Bible, New Iran'. Elam believes that when a country receives a new translation of the Bible, the church is always strengthened.
With your prayers and generous giving you have played your part in making this new translation a reality.
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