Being the year 2012 also means that the Alkitab has been in existence for 400 years.
To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Alkitab, there will be a 2-day conference to discuss the issues, difficulties, and complications involved in the translation and distribution of the Alkitab.
This conference is organized by the Seminari Theoloji Malaysia and the Bible Society of Malaysia.
On the 2nd of March, the conference will be held for academics at the Seminari Theoloji Malaysia, Seremban from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
The following day, 3rd March, the conference will be open to the public and held at the Trinity Methodist Church, PJ from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
On 2nd March, there will be a special chapel service to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Alkitab, while on 3rd March, there will be a celebration and thanksgiving service, including a special event honouring the translators of the Alkitab.
On both days, there will be discussions and workshops plus an exhibition by the Bible Society of Malaysia.
The speakers for the conference are Dr. Daud Soesilo, from United Bible Societies, Rev. Dr. Simon Wong and Lee Min Choon from Bible Societies of Malaysia and Dr. Ng Kam Weng from Kairos Research Centre.
Closing date for registration is on 29 February, so do hurry. The programme schedule and registration form can be found at the STM website.