This is a very close revision of the New Testament of the American Standard Version of 1901. Just as a good word for word translation of the Bible seeks to be as close to the original Hebrew and Greek as it can, the American Standard Version Lightly Revised seeks to be as close to the American Standard Version of 1901 as it can, even when it could be more literal in both vocabulary and verb tense. It has been “cleaned up” to make it accessible to the modern reader. Accessibility does not necessarily mean smooth reading; but you will find it more understandable.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
American Standard Version of 1901 New Testament, Lightly Revised
While looking at different Bibles in print, I discovered the American Standard Version of 1901 New Testament, Lightly Revised. It is on the website of American Bible Sales. The preface has this to say about this version:
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