Saturday, December 29, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
UPDATE: I tried both Adobe Digital Editions in Windows and eBooks.com's reader on my android phone - neither could successfully download this Bible.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Matthew Gospel is a new translation of this great Book of the Bible based on the KJV. Great effort has been expended to preserve as much as possible of the KJV original, while re-creating it in poetic lines and stanzas.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Each version is available in four volumes:
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Parallel Apocrypha
The publisher also worked with BibleGateway.com to make the translation available on their website. You can visit BibleGateway's Blog to read about it or visit BibleGateway's Knox Bible page to read the translation for yourself.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Drawing the Old Testament from the Greek Septuagint LXX, (dated by scholars about 1000 years older than the oldest copies of the Hebrew Masoretic Text), and the oldest sources for the New Testament, the Native Bible project is an effort to accurately translate the Bible from the oldest sources into the newest English words, without concern about the resulting message coming across as "primitive." It is an effort akin to the Transparent Bible Project...This version is available online or in TheWord.net software or as an Android app.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
This New Testament is "A new edition of the New Testament, edited by Father Peter Bowes, Priest, Master Teacher and Co-Director of the Order of Christ Sophia. This version speaks to the spirit of the Law of Jesus and the message of the apostles."
If, like me, you've never heard of the Order of Christ Sophia, try reading the Wikipedia Article for some background.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Thank you to the Internet Bible Catalog for this information!
It will be published in 28 volumes at the rate of 4 or 5 volumes per year. Individuals can get a 50% discount on each volume by signing up now to receive them as they are published. The cost (with discount) per volume is $75.00! That means the total cost for an invdividual will be $2,100! Institutions will be charged $100 (with discount) per volume. Full price will be $150 per volume.
The format is a parallel with the Aramaic on the left and a new English translation on the right. A sample of Isaiah can be downloaded in PDF format.
A sample of this new translation:
Praise the Lord with new praise, his praise from the ends of the earth, those who go down to the sea in its fullness, the islands and those who dwell in them (Isaiah 42:10)
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Acks o the Apostles, Chaptir 14, verse 8
**Noo, at Lystra, there was a cripple mannie vrang amo e feet fae e day he wis born, nivver haein waalkit. He wis hearknin tae Paul as he spak, an Paul, leukin him straicht in e ee an seein he hid e faith tae be made aa better, says till him wi a lood vice: "Stan straicht up on yer feet!" He jumpit up an set oot waalkin. An fan e crood saa fit Paul hid deen, they roart oot o them in their ain tongue, "E gods hiv come dooon till hiz in e form o a mannie."
Monday, September 24, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
By archiving nearly four hundred former Bible verses that promoted rape, genocide, human sacrifice, slavery, sexuality and homosexuality, subjugation of women, cannibalism and other highly problematic practices, The Pacific Bible promotes exactly what most modern religions preach. In its newly revised form, The Pacific Bible is more consistent with the messages people hear from their churches and synagogues today everywhere in the world."Archiving" means "removing" since the verses in question are replaced with the word "archived." Here is another article on her site discussing the Bible.
If you happened to notice her mention of another Bible, by Pink Cross Publishing, don't go looking for it the way I did. According to Snopes.com, the "Gay Bible" is a rumor started by those who failed to realize that an article about it on Dead Serious was a satire.
Updates: Many thanks to Eliza Wood for a fast and informative reply to a request for more information. Neither the Pacific Bible nor the section of removed verses will have commentary. The Pacific Bible is based on the World English Bible, a modernized English text. Publication is set for January 15, 2013.
What do you think of the idea of making a Bible with "offensive" materials removed?
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Update: I found a download for the Scripture of Truth. There are also downloads here for Halleluyah Scriptures, Word of Yahweh and The Scriptures.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
In a beginning [eternity past] the Word [Jesus Christ] was [continued existence]. Moreover, the Word [Jesus Christ] was face-to-face with God [intimate fellowship with the Father]. In fact, the Word [Jesus Christ] was God [deity].
Monday, September 3, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Kevin sent me a couple more links. One I've heard of, but didn't realize it had progressed so far. It is the translation of the "Going to Jesus" ministry. For more information visit their website here. Pastor John Clark, Sr. is one of the translators. The others aren't named. It doesn't appear the translation has been named yet.
The second NT is The Little Watchman Translation.
Friday, August 31, 2012
I discovered a new book about Bible versions today, 250 English Translations of the Bible, ...and Counting, which briefly lists many Bible versions. The list has a mixture of full Bibles and scripture portions. I haven't gotten my copy yet, so I don't have a review now.
I did notice one version (after reading the preview) that I haven't seen before. It is the two volume Compact Fully Translated Bible (Volume One, Volume Two) by William Harwood. There are no previews and the price is high, so I don't have a review of this either.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Here is a great web resource for you: The Bible Browser. In one column are Hebrew (2 choices) or Greek (6 choices) texts. The next column is one of four English texts: New American Standard, King James Version, New English Translation or the Apostolic Bible Polyglot. There is also a Greek and Hebrew Reader's edition with a pop up lexicon. There is a "version 2" of the browser here. There you will choose either the mobile or the desktop versions. The desktop browser is a full featured (and, if you like, full screen) viewer for the King James Version, New American Standard Bible, New English Translation, Open English Bible or the World English Bible. The next column shows the Hebrew (Westminster Leningrad Codex) or the Greek (Tischendorf 2.7 or SBL Greek). One can control the morphology highlighting, the font & size and whether to show chapters, verses, etc. You can also add columns to put additional versions in parallel.
This great resource is the work of John Dyer who works at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Thanks for the link, Kevin!
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
How many versions of the Bible are available in your primary language? Mine is English and there are hundreds of different versions available to me. That study has been a major project for me over the past few years. But a far more important one has been my reading the Bible.
I read an article this morning, The English Translation Deluge, by Rob J. Hyndman. He brings up the very important point that there are still many people who do not have any Bible in their language.
We can help right this problem. No, I can't translate the Bible. But Rob lists several organizations that can and do. Please read his article. Then consider supporting the United Bible Societies, Wycliffe Bible Translators or SIL International.
I remember how excited I was when I got my first Bible and read it through. I pray everyone will have that opportunity!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A big thanks to my friend at Bibles of the Past for this link! The Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart has scans of the 1526 Tyndale New Testament kept there. Click here to go directly to the image viewer. The cover has "1550" but the pages inside match the Hendrickson facsimile of a 1526 edition.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Craddock uses the KJV text, but he emphasizes every word, name or pronoun that refers to Christ. So, in the passage from John, the words JESUS, I, and ME are in all caps and italics. The passage from 2 Timothy is exactly as it appears in the KJV (no words emphasized).
From the Preface: "The CHRIST Emphasis Bible or the CHRIST Emphasis New Testament is based on the fact that the Bible is God's message by the Holy Spirit. God's word, each book and chapter, emphasizes CHRIST in JESUS, the SON OF GOD, the SON OF MAN, the LORD. God speaks by the Holy Spirit through His SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, in the message of the scriptures. God's word has its own emphasis and application"
"All references to CHRIST are capitalized and italicized to show the CHRIST emphasis of God's word."
"Each chapter has a CHRIST emphasis, contextual heading and CHRIST emphasis contextual subheadings."