Billed as “Scripture for Millennials,” all 66 books of the King James Bible, translated into emoji, went on sale Sunday (May 29) at the iTunes store as Bible Emoji. Photo/Screenshot of the app

Emoji Bible makes God a smiley face with a halo

By  Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service
  • June 5, 2016

The Bible just got more textable.

Billed as “Scripture for Millennials,” all 66 books of the King James Bible, translated into emoji, went on sale Sunday (May 29) at the iTunes store as Bible Emoji.

It costs $2.99.

Its anonymous author, who represents him or herself on Twitter, @emojiBible, as a smiley face with sunglasses, says the project took six months to complete.

“I thought if we fast forwarded 100 years in the future, an emoji bible would exist,” the author told The Guardian. “I wanted to make it similar to how you might text or tweet a bible verse, by shrinking the total character count.”

And, no, every single word in Bible Emoji is an emoji — most are just words.

Some of its emojis are obvious choices, such as the lightbulb emoji for “light.” Others are obvious only in context of the emoji Biblical verse, like the smiley face with the halo for God.

There is already a Bible written in tweets. In the Twible, published in 2013, RNS blogger Jana Riess wrote a tweet summarizing each of the 1,189 chapters of the Bible

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