Monday, May 25, 2015

21st Century Revised King James Version

The 21st Century Revised King James Version is one I just heard about from the Internet Bible Catalog.  It is a revision that was published in South Africa in 2001.  Sample verses and a link to the entire work in PDF are available on that website as well.  It is an immersionist version.  As the title indicates, it is a revision of the King James Version.

Thanks to SR for this version.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Original Pittsburgh Bible

The Original Pittsburgh Bible is a King James New Testament modified to reflect the local dialect of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.  The second person plural "you" has been replaced with "yinz."  Here's a sample:

And he saith unto them, Follow Me, and I will make yinz fishers of men (Matthew 4:19).
You can see more of it on Amazon using their "look inside" feature.

Thanks to BR for finding this one.

The High-Definition King James Version of the New Testament

The High-Definition King James Version of the New Testament was copyrighted by Ted Rouse in 2012.  In a manner similar to the Amplified Bible, Rouse has inserted definitions into the King James text.  Here is Matthew 1:1:
The (book relating to) the (genealogy, manner of the birth, and coming into this world) of Jesus Christ (the anointed Messiah), who was the son of David, and the son of Abraham.
  In some cases, sentence structures were rearranged to fit modern usage.  Words in italics were added to clarify the meaning of certain phrases.  This is an expensive New Testament - $49 USD for the hardback on Amazon.  You can view a sample on Google books.

Thanks to JH for this version announcement.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Bible Exchange

If you have visited the Bible Exchange, you might want to give it a look.  It is a new site to buy, sell and trade high quality Bibles.  Recently, they just removed seller fees and commissions on all auctions.  If you've got some good quality Bibles to sell, now is the time to reach others who also appreciate God's Word.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Shem Qadosh Version

The Shem Qadosh Version is another sacred name version.  It is the work of J. A. Brown.  It can be downloaded in PDF format here.  Here are some samples:
יהוה Elohim planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed (B'reshiyt 2:8).
 The book of the generations of ישׁוּע the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Avraham (Mattithyahu 1:1).
But when he had considered this, behold, a messenger of יהוה appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Yoseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Miryam as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is from the Set-apart Ruach (Mattithyahu 1:20).

Thanks go to JH for this find.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

New Lutheran Bible translation: The Wartburg Project

The Wartburg Project is "a group of Lutheran pastors and professors who are working together to produce a new translation of the Bible."  They recently made a publication agreement with Northwestern Publishing House.  There is more information as well as a sample containing the passion history at the Northwestern Publishing House website.  The Gospel of Matthew and the Book of Psalms are available for the Kindle ($0.99 USD).  They hope to publish the New Testament and Psalms in 2017.  No date is set yet for completion of the Old Testament.

Thanks to NS for this version.

Psalms of Grace

Psalms of Grace contains the first 50 Psalms.  This work, by Justin Capdevila, is only available on iTunes

The description there is as follows:
 This volume is a resounding of the first 50 Psalms of the Old Testament from a New Covenant perspective. It is not a new translation or paraphrase, but partners with the passion of the original authors who looked forward to the abundant gift which we now have in Jesus Christ.

Here is a sample, Psalm 23:

 The Lord Yehovah is my shepherd. I shall not want, for He has fully satisfied me.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, He has lead me to still waters.
He restored my soul. He guides me on the path of the righteousness of Jesus Christ, for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for You are in Union with me. Your rod and Your staff, they protect me.
You have made me to feast together at Your heavenly table with all the most honorable ones. You have anointed my head with the oil of gladness, filling me with the fullness of Your Holy Spirit. My cup runs over with Your New Wine of intoxicating bliss.
Surely, goodness and grace shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the Celestial Heaven of Papa Yehovah for all eternity.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Twentieth Century New Testament

Many of you are familiar with the Twentieth Century New Testament.  The complete tentative edition came out in 1901 and is available here.  In 1904 a final edition was published and is available here.  There is a little more to the history, but that isn't important for this note.  What is important is something I have not noticed before.  While browsing through, I happened upon an edition of the Twentieth Century New Testament published by Moody Press in 1961.  You can check it out of the Open Library at this page.  Readings don't match the editions I have, but the readings from my copy are included as footnotes.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Bible Exchange

The Bible Exchange is a new website where you can "Buy, Sell & Trade New and Used High Quality Bibles."  Part of the site is devoted to auctions of high quality Bibles.  The glossary explains all the terms used to describe Bibles.  I recommend reading it - it is well written and illustrated with clear pictures.  The site also offers new Bibles for sale, a place to list Bibles you want to tradenews about Bibles and reviews of Bibles.  The goal of the founders of the website was to provide a place where high quality Bibles can be bought and sold with honesty.  Too many have had bad experiences buying Bibles on other auction sites where they did not receive what they expected.  Now Bible lovers have a place to exchange Bibles!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bible Giveaway Winner

And the winner is ... Neil Short. Or more accurately, Neil Short's daughter. Please send me an email with your address to receive her new Thomas Nelson NKJV Single Column Bible!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Another Queen Jane Bible

I just heard about this one this morning.  It is called the Queen Jane Bible.  I don't believe it has any relationship to the Queen Jane's Version by Douglas Rankin.  This one is by Peter Kelly who self published it on Smash Words.  He has replaced gender and names throughout the Bible, including God's name.  This will likely be offensive to most believers.  For instance in Matthew we find this:
1:22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lady by the prophetess, saying, 1:23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a daughter, and they shall call her name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, Goddess with us.