Monday, November 29, 2010

Freedom Bible Version --> Free Bible Version

The Freedom Bible Version which was previously a project at Pine Knoll is now a project of Free Bible Ministry and is called the Free Bible Version. The Book of Colossians is available for now at the Free Bible Version website. The translator is Dr. Jonathan Gallagher.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Accurate New Testament, Second Edition

Mark Harness has posted a second edition of his Accurate New Testament. Both the first and the second editions are available at his website. The first edition is available on in paperback, hardback or on CD.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wycliffe Old Testament

Many of you have probably seen the work done by Terence Noble in editing the Wycliffe New Testament in 2001. He has, after many years of hard work, now finished the Old Testament as well! He makes it freely available at this web site. The New Testament is available in print at the Bible Reader's Museum. The Old Testament will eventually be ready in print through Terry's site (stay tuned - I'll let you know when it is ready). Congratulations, Terry, on an amazing work for the Word of the Lord!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Douay Rhemes Bible!

I have added the Rhemes New Testament of 1582 in one volume and the Douay Old Testament of 1609-10 in four volumes to the Museum Store. This was the first Catholic translation of the entire Bible in English. Click on "Facsimile Bibles" on the left, then scroll down to "Pre-1611 Bibles."

Friday, November 12, 2010

Bibles for sale

Here are a couple more Bibles for sale from my personal stock: I have just added a paperback facsimile of the 1538 Illustrated New Testament by Miles Coverdale to my Special Sales page. I've also temporarily reduced the price of the Bishops' Bible of 1568. Please see the Special Sales page for details on each of these facsimiles. There is just one of each available so it is first come, first served!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lexham English Bible NT Reverse Interlinear

The Lexham English Bible New Testament Reverse Interlinear is now available for download. The Greek text is the SBL Greek New Testament. Visit the SBL Greek New Testament page for downloads. The interlinear is at the bottom of the page.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Holy Bible: Quatercentennary Edition

Oxford University Press (USA) has produced a King James Bible for the 400th anniversary next year. It is a Roman text reprint of the original 1611. They have left in any errors, spellings and special features of the original. The "Translators to the Reader" and other preliminary material are there as well. At the back, an "errata" page shows some of the misspellings of the original.

It looks similar to the one Hendrickson did in 2003, though the Oxford Bible is 9.1" x 11.3" - much larger. It is available on and most likely many other sellers as well.

I first heard about this new Bible from Gconan, on the Bible Versions Discussion Board. He frequently catches new Bibles as they come out.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Start! The Bible for New Believers

I was recently given a free copy of Start! The Bible for New Believers through Thomas Nelson publisher’s BookSneeze program. This is a study Bible edited by Pastor Greg Laurie. It is a paperback with a bright red cover that has a large white arrow pointing up on the front. The paper is very thin (typical Bible paper) so print on the reverse does show through. The thin paper also serves to make this a thin, easily handled volume.

The text is the New King James version with the slight updates that were made in 1984 (the copyright is dated 1982). The additions are found in several features sprinkled throughout the Bible. Sections titled “Know” deal with core beliefs of the Christian faith, “Learn” - mini commentaries , “Grow” - guidance on key principles of Christian life and “Live” - short articles on various aspects of being a Christian.

The articles I read were helpful, clear and practical. Simple theology and personal application are both covered in the various features. I found several that were personally encouraging. I have read some of Greg Laurie’s writings and heard some of his preaching - I found the notes in this Bible to be as well grounded and spiritual as his other work.

I had only one minor criticism: I expected some kind of “start” or path through the Bible. There are initial sections on the plan of salvation and secrets to spiritual success. But I would like to have seen something on getting started with reading the Bible.

I would feel comfortable recommending this Bible to both new converts and existing believers. The text is not cluttered and notes do not overtake the Scriptures. This is a simple and helpful edition of the Bible.

Friday, November 5, 2010

NIV Comparison

There are, of course, many blog posts showing up about the New New International Version. Two very helpful ones I read today are both comparisons of the NIV (1984), TNIV and the new NIV (I've see it called the NIV2011, N2IV and enjoy calling it the NNIV). Those two comparison sites are by Robert Slowley and John Dyer.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Versery Rhymes Update

I recently had a comment on an old blog from Dr. Reece Sherman, which I moved here. He writes:

I have completed The Gospels of John and Mark, as well as the books of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, James and Revelation. I am more than halfway through Matthew. I will complete the New Testament w/in the next year & a half.
You can read samples on website. They can also be downloaded as e-books.

See samples, purchase downloads or buy Versery Rhymes in print at

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 specials

If you've been waiting to buy a Bible Reprint (I have) now might be the time. has a special - buy two get one free. The offer ends on November 7th. Visit Lulu's specials page for more information. The code is 3FOR2, but double check their page to make sure.

Monday, November 1, 2010

New International Version Online

The newly updated New International Version is available online now at Bible Gateway. You can read more about the translation and read the translators notes as well.

It is also available at Biblica (formerly IBS-STL Global, formerly International Bible Society).