Hallelujah! The prayers of millennials have officially been answered – The Bible is now in emoji-form. On Sunday, Bible Emoji: Scripture 4 Millennials was released and all 66 books of the King James version have been translated using emojis, according to Jezebel.
Initially started as an emoji translator program that linked “80 emojis with 200 corresponding words,” the nearly 3,300 page book was created by an anonymous person who only goes by the sunglasses emoji or ?. According to The Memo, ? says the Bible-emoji project was all about being accessible to all.
“Emojis are emotional, and allow people to express feelings in a visual way within the structure of ‘normal’, written language. What’s made them so successful, is that they’re language-agnostic — they allow you to convey an idea to anyone, regardless of what language they speak.”
? says Twitter users have been having mixed reactions to the new mostly-emoji Bible.
“I’ve received a lot of tweets, some very nice some very, not nice. But it’s all worth the goal of making the Bible a little more approachable, to inject some levity, and to get people to look at it, with no particular agenda beyond that.”
Bible Emoji can now be purchased on Apple Books for $2.99. ? hopes the book will be in the top 5 or 10 in the iBooks store. It or they are currently working on bringing their emoji-translated Bible to Android.