Wednesday, July 30, 2008

PG-13 Bible

This isn't a new version - it's the Pentateuch of the American Standard Version. But it does have an interesting twist I haven't seen before: "with passages that conflict with contemporary Western moral values and religious standards in bold face." I first saw it on

Monday, July 28, 2008

Feast of Pentecost Holy Bible

Around the 4th of July I ran across this New Testament in a half price book store. It is called the Feast of Pentecost Holy Bible and was edited by Elijah M. Bailey. It was published in 1999 by International Scholars Publications (ISBN 1-57309-375-0). A sample scripture is "But he answered and said, Every transplanting, which the heavenly Father hath not implanted of Me, shall be rooted up" (Matthew 15:13).

Modern Young's Literal Translation

Not sure how I missed this one. The New Testament was published in 2005 and the Old Testament was expected this spring. It is a modern language update (and sentence restructuring) of Young's Literal Translation. There is an announcement about it over at Greater Truth Publishers.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

New New Living Translation

Many are blogging about the upcoming release of the New Living Translation study Bible. I haven't seen much mention that it will also contain an updated NLT text. Rick Mansfield, at his blog, gives us an excellent review including a comparison of the 1996, 2004 and 2007 NLT texts.

Green Bible

Here's an unusual choice: "Green Letter Edition - verses that speak to God's care for creation will be highlighted in green ink." That's the new Green Bible from HarperOne - a Bible for the Green movement. It is printed on recycled paper using soy based ink. Visit for more information. I should add a thank you to the blog Pensive Application for the heads up on this one.

The Voice New Testament

"The Voice" is a new translation of the Bible that's released some of the NT books already. They now have a web site. There is a free PDF download of the book of John available. The full New Testament is due to be released in October of this year (2008).

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Comprehensive New Testament

It isn't clear yet whether this is a new translation or not. It does look interesting! See the information about the Comprehensive New Testament at Cornerstone Publications. They promise "Verse by verse textual comparisons for 20 major versions of the New Testament citing 15,000 textual variants and providing the most complete list of textual variants categorized in a New Testament." Sounds great!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Mechanical Translation of the Bible

This is by Jeff A. Benner. Genesis is now finished. Here is his website.

Anagrammed Psalms

The authors of the anagrammed Bible (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon) are working on the Psalms now.

Story of the Tower of Babel

Here's an unusual one for you: The story of the Tower of Babel in "Chromaphonoglyphics." Read it here.

New Page at my Site

I've added a new page to my web site. It is a rough listing of Bible links that I have found (especially facsimiles). Many won't show up in my other listings, but I thought they should be shared. Here is the current list:

Rough Bible Links Listing

Links added 07/04/08

Here is a Harmony of the Gospels by Carpenter Lant:

A translation of the four Gospels by Nathaniel Smith Folsom:

A Harmony of the Gospels by Frederick Gardiner:

A Harmony of the Gospels by Edward Robinson (looks to be the the Authorized Version):

A Harmony of the Gospels by Arthur Weber:

A. T. Robertson's Harmony:

This one is a New Testament arrangement. I haven't examined it to see if it is a new version.

A Harmony of the Gospels by Benjamin Davies:

A Harmony of the Gospels by William Henry Withrow:

Westminster version, vol 1 pt 2:

Westminster version, vol 3:

Westminster version, vol 4 pt 3:

A Harmony by James Mee Fuller:

Harmony, William James Herschel,

Harmony, William Arnold Stevens,

A New Version of the Psalms of David, by Nicholas Brady,

The Psalms, books of Wisdom and Canticle of Canticles, Francis Patrick Kenrick,

Translation of the Psalms and Canticles with Commentary, James McSwiney,

The Psalms in Metre, Charles Bagot Cayley,

The Book of Psalms, A New Translation, Horace Howard Furness,

Psalms, T K Cheyne,

Psalter, In English Verse, John Keble,

Psalms, J J Stewart Perowne (part 1),

Psalms, J J Stewart Perowne (part 2),

Odes and Psalms of Solomon, J. Rendel Harris,

Odes, Harris, part 2,

Gospel of John in Greek and English, E. Friederici,

Gospel of Jesus Critically Reconstructed, Clayton Raymond Bowen,

Isaac Leeser Old Testament,

A New Version of the Book of Matthew,

Jewish Publication Society, 1917, (Much nicer than the google sourced copy),

Zechariah, commentary with new translation,

Ecclesiastes, new translation (poss. only part 1 of 3),

Song of Songs, new translation, Morris Jatrow

Ecclesiastes, new translation, Samuel Cox,

Song of Songs, new translation by Thomas Williams,

Psalms, new translation by Richard Cunningham Didham (possibly just volume 1 of 2),

Psalms Chronologically Treated with a New Translation, Moses Buttenweiser,

The Four Gospels, A New Translation, Charles Cutler Torrey,

New Translation and Exposition of the Book of Ecclesiastes, Benjamin Weiss,

Thursday, July 3, 2008

American Standard Version, 21st Century Edition

This one showed up as a text file on a CD I purchased. I haven't found any more information about it anywhere. It is a revision by Heinz Schmitz of the American Standard Version. Here is a quote from it: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was deity (John 1:1)."

New Testament

A new translation of the New Testament is available through print-on-demand. It is by Rev. William H. Carey (copyright 2003). You can purchase it in print or in PDF here.

The Gospels in Black Country Dialect

The Black Country Society of England defines "Black Country" as "that area of South Staffordshire and North Worcestershire (excluding Birmingham) which was on the famous 30 foot seam of coal." I couldn't find an original web site for this, but a UK store has it available here. A sample of the Gospels is "Wile the shepuds wus waatchin' oover thayer flocks..a brite lite shon all rahnd 'em. It day 'arf put the wind up 'em"

Guid Unkens efter Mark

If you've never seen the Scriptures in Shetlandic, visit Guid Unkens efter Mark. There is even a glossary to help with those unfamiliar words! The main page is here.

Gaun Yersel Moses!

This one is described at "A Light Hearted Trip Through the Old Testament in Glaswegian Verse." It is by Tom C. White. Visit The "Gaun Yersel Moses!" website and get a taste.

Free Bible

Another one of the "wiki" projects is a free Bible translation. Visit it here. The Gospels, a few letters and a couple OT books are done so far.

American Revised Version, Improved and Corrected

This is another one brought to my attention by the work of William Chamberlin. It is the American Revised Version, Improved and Corrected. See John 1:1 for an indication of the possible influences on this revision.

A Translation of Colossians

Brian Lilly, an M.Div student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminar, is translating Colossians here.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

International Authorized Version

Just ran across this one searching for something else entirely. It is by Dr. Michael Bisconti. Information about it is here and a free copy of an interlinear of the book of Jude is here. There is also an interesting discussion on modern translations, as well as mention of 16 "corrected" editions yet to be released here.

Digital American Standard Version

Some days the number of jumps is even more, but this morning was interesting. I was visiting the Biblical Studies and Technological Tools blog. There is an entry there with a link for Dr. Hildebrandt's program "Get Lost in Jerusalem." But when I went to the site I was first struck by a link for the Digital American Standard Version. It is a free, non-copyrighted, modern language update of the American Standard Version. So far Matthew, Mark and the Epistles are finished.