Friday, July 30, 2010

Psalmes of King David Translated by King James

I've added a new reprint to the Museum Store. (Under facsimile Bibles, then scroll down to 4. 1611 to 1901 Bibles). It is the Psalmes of King David attributed to King James and published in 1631.

Some believe that King James did not do the translation work and suggest that Sir William Alexander was the translator. Others point to statements by Alexander about James' insistence on his translations to suggest King James did indeed do the translation work. Thomas Young wrote that King James translated only 31 of the Psalms before his death and that Alexander revised and finished the translation. No matter what the actual authorship was, this book of Psalms was published after King James' death by his son, King Charles. It was not well received by the church.

This is a reprint made from scans of an original. There are marks from the original, a very few pages have lost some text in the gutter, several pages have lost part of the catchword. Overall, this is a readable copy of a very rare work.

The Old Testament According to the Septuagint

Asser, Michael. The Old Testament According to the Septuagint a Translation into English of the Greek Text Published by the Orthodox Church of Greece’s Apostoliki Diakonia, 2009. Based on the Authorised Version. Thanks to an anonymous submission.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Common English Bible

The Book of Luke is available for download now at the Common English Bible website. The downloads available differ depending on where on the site you click. Try here for Genesis, Matthew and Luke.

In His Name Bible Version

All I know about this new version is the name I found on this MySpace Page. I'll add it to my watch list and see what comes up!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Bible Version Generator

How in the world do people come up with all those names for new versions? After all, as one friend said "how many combinations of new, revised, english and standard can we have?" One blogger has come up with help for naming those new versions. It is called the "Bible Version Generator." It is on the blog Kouya Chronicle. You should see it in the upper right just below the picture title bar. I clicked a few times and among the many it gave me was "The Simplified Amplified Paraphrase." That should be an interesting one!

(The author is having fun, of course, but also wants to draw attention to the fact that there are 2,000 languages without a single word of the Bible. The bloggers work with Wycliffe Bible Translators UK. Click here to learn more.