Pastor Dr. Williams Kumuyi, general superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry has authored an indegenous Yoruba concordance bible dubbed bibeli mimo atoka.
Bibeli Mimo Atoka project published by the Bible Society of Nigeria reportedly took 15 years of immense research, along with contributions of a team of Yoruba scholars.
According to a broadcast by the church, the new scripture is ‘one of the most reliable and readable bibles’ for personal study and teaching.
“Bibeli Mimo Atoka offers the most literally accurate translation from the original while keeping the integrity of the Bible.
“This new version takes care of changes that have occurred over time in the meaning of some expressions found in ancient Yoruba and makes the Bible more comprehensible and relevant to today’s readers,” the church added.
Kumuyi said the Bible was specially prepared, adding that “it is true to the original with cross-references.”
The author noted that the major doctrines of the scriptures were also highlighted, among other features.
Pastor Kumuyi said he had also started using it and urged Christian leaders and ministers to get theirs.
Each of the three different covers of the Yoruba Bible concordance sighted by our correspondent reveals the name of Kumuyi as the author.
It is believed that the new Bible will be one of the legacy works of the preacher, who clocked 79 June.
In the 1840s, Samuel Ajayi Crowther formulated the first Yoruba dictionary, a grammar book, a vocabulary book which included proverbs along with transcribing the Bible into the Yoruba language.