Monday, July 25, 2011

Win a Haydock Bible Set!

The blog Catholic Bibles is giving away a two volume set of the Haydock Bible.  Click this link to visit his blog and see the details.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Rheims/Vulgate New Testament

I just noticed a new addition to the Internet Archive.  It is a parallel New Testament containing the Rheims New Testament and the Vulgate Latin.  Visit The Vulgate New Testament : with the Douay version of 1582 in parallel columns (1872) to read it online or download a PDF.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


There is some interesting work going on at As the home page states, their purpose is:
Bibleartbooks is a Christian arts ministry whose purpose is to bring people into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, through the use of comic books, art and stories.
Click on Publications, then books or digital books to view some of his illustrated Bible stories.

New NIV Study Bible

Thanks to Catholic Bibles  for this link to a sample of the new NIV Study Bible.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Two Interesting Notes

I just got back from a much needed vacation.  I've got a couple interesting items to share today.  The first is a title page of a 1532 Tyndale New Testament.  I won't steal any thunder from Bibles of the Past who was the one who first showed it to me.  Visit his site for a scan of the page, information about it and a link to a biography where this edition is mentioned.

The other concerns the Christian Community Bible.  It has been through many editions.  The copy I have is the seventeenth edition.  But the Internet Bible Catalog recently posted samples of the 1st and 2nd editions.  Many differences in the texts show up in these samples.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Waterproof Bibles

A visit to a local Christian book store turned up an interesting new Bible.  It is the Waterproof Bible series from Bardin and Marsee Publishing.  I've see similar Bibles before, but those were coil bound or folding New Testaments.  These are full Bibles and are normally bound.  Each is 5 7/8" by 8 3/4" in an 8 pt font.  The pages are made of a synthetic plastic material that is indeed completely waterproof.  According to the publisher, you can still write and underline on these pages!

The Bibles I've found on so far are:

There are also smaller editions containing just the New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs.  These are 4 1/4" by 7" in a 7 point font.  The editions available are:

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Helen Spurrell's Old Testament Translation

I can't remember who asked me about Helen Spurrell's Old Testament translation. But one has come up for sale on E-Bay. The seller has several other unique translations for sale as well.

UPDATE: This is not an original (Thanks, Pastor Stephen!) - it is a reprint. In an answer to a question, the seller stated, "This reprint, was a small run of copies, published by Penfold Book and Bible House and actually printed in Great Britain at the University Press, Oxford."

English Bible Version Explorer

There is always something new and unusual popping up over at Bibliographic, a blog dedicated to "Bible Visualization and Analysis Tools and Techniques." The latest, English Bible Version Explorer, makes use of the links list from my site. He has processed the list of links and built them into an interactive graph and listing. The graph shows the number of Bibles by year and the listing shows the corresponding titles. You can click on the titles in the list to visit the websites of those versions.

One limitation I can see is that the data only shows those Bibles that have websites listed. Also, every Bible published is counted - so it isn't an accurate picture of how many distinct versions came out. These limitations are caused by the way my listing is put together. However, it is amazing to see how he has taken my simple listing and turned it into an interactive, visual application.

You'd do well to add BiblioGraphic to your list of blogs to watch. He is great at turning huge databases into fascinating and informative visual applications.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Recommended Bibles

Some of the folks at church have asked what Bible they should get. I've added some lists of recommended Bibles on my website. There is also a page about Pocket, Purse and Personal sized Bibles. Another page lists daily reading (scheduled) Bibles. View the lists at the Bible Reader's Museum.