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Friday, February 28, 2020

Update / Revision of the Christian Standard Bible

Joshua Holman just notified me that the Christian Standard Bible was updated recently. There is a brief notice of this on the CSB website.  A list of examples of the changes made can be viewed here.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Literal Standard Version

Another new version recently! This is the "Literal Standard Version" - "A Translation that's literal, but easy to read." You can learn more about or read it online at the translation website.  Paperback copies are available for purchase on Amazon.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Alpha & Omega Bible (AOB)

I just received an update on this Bible from Pastor Tim of I Saw The Light Ministries, he writes:

"We now have a new improved update that was just released Feb. 16. I would greatly appreciate it if you would please consider posting about this update

Many things make the AOB very unique, including:
  • The name "Jesus" is used for the name of GOD in much of the Old Testament, instead of "The LORD"
  • The words of GOD are in red or bold in Genesis, Exodus and a few other books and verses in the Old Testament,
  • This study bible has some very interesting notes. Some of these notes proclaim prophecies of the president of Syria, Bashar Assad, being the end time Son of Perdition (Antichrist). It also says that Assad is a fallen angel who will manifest himself in the sky in a fake coming of Jesus on the date of Purim of some year. Then exactly 30 days later, invade Israel. Whether anyone agrees or disagrees with these prophecies, these are significant statements that are worthy of notice.
  • A full PDF file copy is available for free online for inspection before purchasing the paperbacks from Amazon."
Visit the Alpha & Omega Bible page here to learn more & download a preview.

Friday, February 14, 2020

New Catholic Bible

Just heard about this one and don't have much time to research anything. But I will share the link for the New Catholic Bible. You can view some PDF samples on their website.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Father's New Testament

This is called the Father's New Testament.  It is the work of Michael Rajnarine Sawh.  From the Smashwords page:

The Father's New Testament is a precise translation of the Holy Scriptures from ancient Greek. It is a revision of the 1560 Geneva Bible, using the Textus Receptus, to preserve its integrity and improve readability, employing the 1611 King James as the benchmark of a diligent work.

There are free downloads of PDF, epub and Kindle formats.  Thanks to Joshua Holman for this one!

Refreshed American Standard Version

I just ran across this one while looking for something else.  This is the Refreshed American Standard Version. The New Testament and Psalms are finished.  You can download those and the currently finished portions of the Old Testament at their website.

It is available on Amazon as well.  From Amazon:

For decades, scholars have referred to the American Standard Version as the "Rock of Biblical Honesty," and have held convictions that "interest in it should be renewed and increased, with the chief inducement being its recognized value which deserves and demands perpetuation."

Like our ASV predecessors, the RASV is resolutely committed to the Formal Equivalence translation philosophy, and has endeavored to handle the English text with both deference and reserve, intending this standard ought merely to be refreshed, rather than revised, or replaced.

Changes made to the ASV within the limited scope of the refreshing of the English text include archaic personal pronouns (i.e. thee, thou, thine, thy, thyself, ye), archaic verb terminations (i.e. -est, -st, -th), and antiquated vocabulary, spelling, and grammar resulting from semantic shift.
For more information, including additional edition availability, please visit RASV.org.

Evangelical Heritage Version

The full Bible of the Evangelical Heritage Version (produced by Lutheran pastors and professors) is now finished.  You can purchase a copy here.  It is also available to read for free on Bible Gateway.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

AKJV Yehovah Edition Bibles

A friend on Facebook just posted this version. It is the AKJV Yehovah Edition Bible.  It is based on the American King James Version.  It uses "Yehovah"at Genesis 2:4 (for "Lord God") and elsewhere.  "Yehovah" is also used extensively in the New Testament.  PDF copies are available for download on the Berean Full Gospel Church website.

Thank you to Bruno Borba from Brazil for this one!

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Sadducees Torah

I first heard about this one from Simon Birnbaum on Facebook.  It is called Septuagint Torah:  The Sadducees Torah.  It is available on Amazon.  Otherwise, all I know is from the information on Amazon:

The Septuagint was the original Old Testament used by Christians in the first few centuries but was later replaced in western Bibles by the Masoretic Texts. As a result, most early Christian writings are confusing, especially when discussing the chronology of the world. Septuagint Torah is a 21st-century English translation that is easy to understand, using common English versions of Hebrew names instead of transliterated Greek names that are generally found in translations of the Septuagint. When ancient place names are known, such as Uruk, the modern term is used instead of the Greek (Orech) or Hebrew (Erech) translations. Unlike the later Masoretic Texts, the Septuagint was not a monotheistic work, but rather a Hedonistic text, which recognized the existence of many gods, but was dedicated to the worship of one above the others: Ioa, later transliterated as Jehovah or Yahweh.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Plain English Version

Thanks to Joshua Holman for this new version.  It is called the Plain English Version.  From the website:

The Plain English Version (PEV) is an English translation of the Bible designed for Indigenous Australians whose mother tongue is an Aboriginal language. Several books have been published in printed form by the Bible League under the name ‘Simplified English Version’ and can be found on their website in the Indigenous Australians category. A PEV mini-Bible with most of the New Testament and portions from Genesis and 1 & 2 Samuel will be printed in 2020. You can download soft copies below of all that has already been translated.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

NASB 2020

Zondervan has announced that although the NASB will be updated in 2020, the 1995 version will still be published.  Zondervan plans to have new editions in the NASB 2020 starting in the spring of 2021. New editions of the 1995 text (in Zondervan's new "Comfort-Print" typeface) will be out in February 2020.

Read more about it at Zondervan's NAB site:  https://www.zondervan.com/p/newamericanstandardbible/

Thursday, June 20, 2019

American English Version

While this isn't really a new version, this is the first I saw it on Christianbooks.  It is The New Testament: American English Version by Vernon S. Mitchell.  Get more information or buy a copy on Christianbooks.