Saturday, April 5, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
The intent of the CPV is to provide a clear version of the Scriptures in modern English, which is true to the original manuscripts, and the revealed, sacred Name of YHWH (the Almighty). It also prefers to use the original Hebrew form of our Saviour's Name - Y'SHUA the Messiah.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
so here they are:
- Restored Name King James Version - YHWH Elohim
- Restored Name King James Version - hwhy Elohim, this version is possibly a revision of the above.
- Restored Name King James Version - YAH Elohim, this version is a revision of the following:
- The Sacred Name King James Bible - YHVH ELOHIYM
The ease with which copy/paste can be applied to freely available Bible files means those who study Bible versions face this kind of puzzle all the time. It is almost too easy to "publish" on the world wide web!
Friday, February 21, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
And YAH'HAVAH ELOHIYM formed a man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7).
The beginning of the Gospel of Yeshua HaMashiach, the Son of Elohiym (Mark 1:1).
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
The description on Amazon.com is as follows:
God Is Disappointed in You is for people who would like to read the Bible... if it would just cut to the chase. Stripped of its arcane language and its interminable passages of poetry, genealogy, and law, every book of the Bible is condensed down to its core message, in no more than a few pages each. Written by Mark Russell with cartoons by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, God Is Disappointed in You is a frequently hilarious, often shocking, but always accurate retelling of the Bible, including the parts selectively left out by Sunday School teachers and church sermons. Irreverent yet faithful, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to see past the fog of religious agendas and cultural debates to discover what the Bible really says.
This is definitely intended to be humorous. From what I've seen of the preview on Amazon.com, it is a satire of the Bible. Aside from that, it is a summarized retelling of selected Biblical stories with a touch of commentary thrown in. Cartoons are scattered throughout the text as well. Occasional profanity and satire may offend some readers. Some facts are wrong, such as when Jacob "broke his arm wrestling with an angel."
The book itself is leather like, with gilt edging and a ribbon marker making it look similar to many Bibles. Current retail cost is $19.95 USD. Amazon.com offers it for $15.11 USD. The e-book costs $9.99 USD. It was produced by Top Shelf Productions.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
One more post about the Bibles distributed by the Gideons: This time it is the oldest of the modern English versions they have distributed. It is The Revised Berkeley Version in Modern English. I believe that the Gideons started using this version in 1974. However, I have had difficulty verifying that date. It was discontinued in 1983 in favor of the the New International Version. I have found three different types of changes:
- Footnotes were removed throughout the text.
- Brackets around text were removed.
- Verses, at least in the New Testament, were changed to conform to the Textus Receptus.
An example of the changed verses can be found in John 3:16. In the original Berekeley version of 1969 it had "His only Son." In the Gideons edition it reads "His only-begotten Son."
While these differences are interesting for those of us that study Bible versions, they should not draw attention away from what God is doing through Gideons International. The organization is drawing closer to two billion Bibles and testaments distributed! These are not just in English. There are Gideons in 190 countries across the globe. More than two Bibles or testaments are being distributed every second. Every time I hear a Gideon speak, I hear a new testimony of someone whose life was forever changed because they had a Bible to read. Please support the Gideons in prayer and donations!