Sunday, November 7, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021
I just heard about this new work: The First Nations Version.
From their website:
First Nations Version of the New Testament is a new translation, attempting to capture the simplicity, clarity, and beauty of our Native storytellers in English while remaining faithful to the original language of the New Testament.
The entire New Testament is expected on August 3rd, 2021. Part of the New Testament is available as a free download or for purchase on Amazon. The description on Amazon is as follows:
The First Nations Version was first envisioned by the author Terry M. Wildman and with the help of OneBook.ca and Wycliffe Associates has expanded into a collaborative effort that includes First Nations/Native Americans from over 25 tribes. This book is the introductory publication of the First Nations Version of the New Testament. A translation in English by First Nations/Native Americans, for First Nations/Native Americans. This project was birthed out of a desire to provide an English Bible that connects, in a culturally sensitive way, the traditional heart languages of the over six million English-speaking First Nations people of North America. The First Nations Version Translation Council has been selected from a cross-section of Native North Americans-elders, pastors, young adults and men and women from differing tribes and diverse geographic locations. This council also represents a diversity of church and denominational traditions to minimize bias. For more information visit firstnationsversion.com.
Monday, September 21, 2020
This one is a revision of the King James Version done by a Christian Scientist. It isn't clear who did the revision, only that it was a "Christian Scientist who is also a Bible scholar."
In it the writer says this about inclusive language in the 2019 revision:
Following the lead of many recent mainstream translations, the 2019 KJV is dedicated to the use of inclusive language, with the intention to avoid usage so common in previous centuries which appears to exclude women by the constant use of the word “man” where more modern writers would use “person” or “one.”
While updating language, punctuation and spelling this is not intended to replace the 1769 King James Bible:
The 2019 version in this column builds on the inspiration of the 1769 KJV of the Bible. The 2019 KJV updates the vocabulary, punctuation, and spelling of words in the 1769 KJV, adds quotation marks, and capitalizes pronominal references to God the Father consistent with Mary Baker Eddy’s system of capitalization. When it is not certain whether a pronoun refers to God, the pronoun was not capitalized.
The 2019 KJV demonstrates that it would be possible to publish a KJV with limited updating which retains the majesty, power, and above all spirituality of the beloved 1769 KJV. To produce a modified KJV retaining these characteristics, as well as the theology of the 1769 KJV to a great extent, has been the goal of those who have labored to bring forth the 2019 KJV.
This Bible is not intended as a replacement for the 1769 KJV. Rather it is being presented to demonstrate the feasibility of producing an updated alternative to the 1769 KJV.
Dr. John MacArthur and the Master's University are working on an update to the 1995 New American Standard Bible. It will be called the Legacy Standard Bible.
Friday, August 14, 2020
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
"We now have a new improved update that was just released Feb. 16. I would greatly appreciate it if you would please consider posting about this update
Many things make the AOB very unique, including:
- The name "Jesus" is used for the name of GOD in much of the Old Testament, instead of "The LORD"
- The words of GOD are in red or bold in Genesis, Exodus and a few other books and verses in the Old Testament,
- This study bible has some very interesting notes. Some of these notes proclaim prophecies of the president of Syria, Bashar Assad, being the end time Son of Perdition (Antichrist). It also says that Assad is a fallen angel who will manifest himself in the sky in a fake coming of Jesus on the date of Purim of some year. Then exactly 30 days later, invade Israel. Whether anyone agrees or disagrees with these prophecies, these are significant statements that are worthy of notice.
- A full PDF file copy is available for free online for inspection before purchasing the paperbacks from Amazon."