Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Critical Emphatic Paraphrase of the New Testament

If you've never read Vincent Price's Critical Emphatic Paraphrase of the New Testament, you are not alone. Only 120 copies of the first edition were produced. It was "published" on a spirit process duplicator. Does anyone know what that was? Was it that big round metal drum with those awful smelling chemicals?

The Bible Museum in Michigan loaned a copy to Richard Estes who re-published this rare New Testament. Richard scanned the pages, ran them through an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) process and then edited the resulting text. I browsed a copy at the the recent convention of the International Society of Bible Collectors. It appears very well done. Since it is re-typeset the text is much clearer than a picture of the original.

It is a bit pricey, but I have not seen any copy available before this. It is available through in hardback for $85 or in paperback for $60.


  1. Please, can you give us a sampling of how Roth had opted to render some of the more controversial verses; e.g., John 1:1, 8:58, 10:30-34, etc.

  2. I don't have a copy since it was produced by somebody else. Maybe the producer will give us some quotes?