As soon as 1974 the founders of today's "Albanian Bible Society"
started their work by preparing literature with biblical content in
In 1991, just after the fall of the old system in Albania, the founders
of the Albanian Bible Society launched its greatest project, which was
to have great impact for the people of Albania.
Only three years later, in 1993, the Albanian reader held the whole
39 books of the Old Testament in Albanian in hands - for the first time
in the nation's history. A few months later, in spring 1994, the translation
of the 27 books of the New Testament was finished, so the complete work
could be published - the Book of Books, the Bible in Albanian.
The work started by the famous writer Konstandin Kristoforidhi by tranlating
parts of the New Testament has thus been finished and completed by the
Albanian Bible Society.
A new beginning in Albania went hand in hand with another beginning,
as is written:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and
the Word was God."