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Monday, July 30, 2012

Randy Reed Paraphrased Version

So far all I have found is a few verses scattered around the web. I first found the Randy Reed Paraphrased Version on a blog called "Your Daily Verse." It is also featured on the Facebook page, The Psalms a ministry that seeks to make Bible reading a part of your daily life.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

HCSB Bible free for Kindle

The HCSB Bible is free for the Amazon Kindle. I'm not sure how long this will last, so grab your copy now!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The God of Israel

There is an exciting new project in the works by Richard Brodie, one of the two authors of The Anagrammed Bible. Richard's upcoming work has "Over 2,100 apt biblical anagrams, each one a sermon in 14 letters!" Visit his website for details.

In Depth Bible Commentaries

Kevin recently sent me a link for In Depth Bible Commentaries by Dr. David Darnell. Each commentary also has translations at the end of the file.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Catholic Bibles Contest

Timothy at Catholic Bibles is giving away a selection of N. T. Wright's "For Everybody" series. Visit his blog for details on entering the contest.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Follow this blog by eMail

I added the ability to follow this blog by e-mail. Actually, I just clicked on the option provided by Google to enable it. But on the left hand side (you may have to scroll down) you will see "Follow by Email." Enter your e-mail address and click "submit." You will receive a daily digest any day that I post to the blog. This uses feedburner.com - I don't maintain or even see your e-mail address. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

How Many Bibles?

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!

Links Updated

I've added over 20 new links at the Bible Reader's Museum in large part thanks to contributions from fellow Bible surfers. Thanks to Milt and Kevin for providing all these links. The others are mostly older, partial translations utilizing a dialect or of a unique nature. These have been added as I continue to prepare my sites for release of the Encyclopedia of English-Language Bible Versions.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Latin English Interlinear?

A friend is looking for a Latin/English Interlinear. He wants a line by line edition, not a verse by verse or a parallel. Does anybody have suggestions? Links with examples would be very helpful!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tyndale 1526 New Testament

The Newe Testament as it was written


A big thanks to my friend at Bibles of the Past for this link! The W├╝rttembergische 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

Christ Emphasis New Testament

When I sent my book, the Encyclopedia of English Bible Versions, off to the publisher, I didn't have much information on the Christ Emphasis New Testament by Edward J. Craddock. My book hasn't been released yet, but I now have more information about Craddock's NT, thanks to the Internet Bible Catalog:

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."