Palestinian Bible Society
About Our Partner
The Palestinian Bible Society is a national office of the UBS (United Bible Societies) with its office in Jerusalem. The work was started in the Holy Land in 1816 and is still going on to this date. The work among the Palestinians was established in 1993. It is an inter-confessional Christian society committed to making the Word of God available to the Palestinians and has a strong vision for inviting Muslims to trust in and follow Jesus. A continuing initiative of the PBS, focused especially on Gaza, is providing the Bible on solar-powered MP3 players which also include a re-telling of key Bible stories, contextualized for Palestinian listeners. This is a very relational ministry, and they see that they have an extraordinary opportunity in these days to share the Scriptures and to show the love of Jesus.
With an annual distribution of over 20,000 Bibles, the Word of God is being made available to Palestinians in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Jerusalem. In addition, children’s programs, vocational training projects and leadership development ministries in Bethlehem, Bir Zeit, Jericho, Nablus and Tul Karem serve to strengthen the small Christian community in its work and witness in the Holy Land.
The Outreach Foundation is seeking gifts totaling $25,000 to support the programs of the Palestinian Bible Society.