Thursday, April 30, 2009

Links and more links

I've added many links to my links page lately. A couple more sets have been added too. There are now over 700 entries in the database. As always, if you find a link I don't have, please let me know.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Revised English Version

No, I didn't think to see yet another combination of those words for a Bible Version title. But this revision of the American Standard Version did that, just don't confuse it with the Revised English Bible published in 1989 or the Revised English Bible of 1877 done by Benjamin Davies and others. I ran across this version after doing a search (in Google, where else?) for "Unitarian Bible." That led me to an entry on the blog, Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth. There, sure enough, I discovered that there was indeed a Unitarian based group conducting a new version of the Bible. The Revised English Version is being done by the group "Spirit and Truth Fellowship International." Their work can be viewed/downloaded in PDF at the website.

They have posted the entire New Testament, but much of that will be the unaltered ASV as work is still underway. Their intention is to have something for readers to use as work progresses. Updates will be posted as it goes along.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Catholic Public Domain Version

The Catholic Public Domain Version is now finished (as of March 28, 2009). It is available in print or as a free download. There are also many Latin resources at this site.

Bible Facsimiles

I love to see old Bibles. I also love collecting old Bibles. Unfortunately, many of the old Bibles are extremely expensive. But I am delighted to have facsimiles (like photocopies) instead. That's why I made the Bible Reader's Museum Store - to share those facsimiles with others.

Today, a site visitor asked to see a page from a Greek New Testament I suddenly realized I needed samples on my site. It would be a big help to be able to see what the print will look like before purchasing. Even these inexpensive facsimiles are a significant investment for many of us. So I spent the morning posting a random page from every Bible and book in the store. You should now see a link for a sample page at the end of each description. Sorry I didn't think of it before!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

YPTC Psalms and Selected Scriptures

Here is another sacred name scripture portion. This the book of Psalms and Selected Scriptures. Visit the Yahweh's Philadelphia Truth Congregation for more information. This version uses "Yahweh" and "Yahshua" for God and Jesus' names, respectively.

New Translation, details unknown

Another translation of the New Testament is being planned. I know, it is a shock, but yes, there is one more. I don't know much about it yet. I discovered the news when Matthew in the Majority Text was published on The base text will be used for a new translation of the New Testament.

Positive Infinity New Testament

The Positive Infinity New Testament is available as a PDF download or in print via It is the text of The Twentieth Century New Testament with spelling corrections and "missing" verses restored (from the Authorised Version or from Weymouth's New Testament). I don't know if any other modifications were made to the text.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Pioneers' New Testament

I just discovered that the Pioneers' New Testament by Ruth P. Martin is available for download at the blog for the version. It is the "Second Digital Edition, Revised 2008." I am interested to finally take a look at this one.

Inclusive Bible

The editor of the Inclusive Bible is Craig R. Smith. If you visit his blog you'll find a link (lower right, scroll down) to a sample of the twelve prophets from that Bible.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Numerical Bible

I've been looking for the Numerical Bible by Frederick W. Grant for some time. Today, checking again on the usual scanned book sites, I discovered that the Internet Archive has it! Visit my website and click on "Links/Newest Links" to get this and other links. Here is the seven volume set of the Numerical Bible:
Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6
Volume 7

Wycliffe Bible

The Wesley Center Online has the Wycliffe Bible (in old spelling minus Anglo-Saxon letters) in text files online. They have also added a PDF version for download.

Friday, April 10, 2009

King James Version -- Twentieth Century Edition

Question of the week here: "Did Jay P. Green make a Bible called the King James Version - Twentieth Century Edition?" I've got quite a list of his translations, but can't substantiate this one.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Revised Translation by J. M. Ray

I added this to my links page, but don't believe I mentioned it here. This is a rare one, so it is great to find it in a downloadable scan. It is titled A Revised Translation and Interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures, After the Eastern Manner: From Current Authorities. It was translated by J. M. Ray, who may also be known as "J. M. Macrae," "James M'Crae," "J. M. Ray," "D. McRae," or "McRay." This unique volume is available at Google Books.

One of the best scanners of Bibles I've ever seen is our friend at The Digital Christian Library. He has a new scan up - the 1866 H.T. Anderson NT (revised edition). He also has a new scan in the works - be watching for that one (it is mentioned on the main page)!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Robert Crumb's version of Genesis

Robert Crumb, a cartoonist, is going to release his version of Genesis this year. Look for it to be subversive and probably offensive. Here's an picture and article, working drawing and Crumb's official website.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New Link Section

I've started a new link section on the Bible Reader's Museum (click Links). It's a section linking to Bible sets. It's rough right now, but features the first set, the Expositor's Bible set from the late nineteenth century.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Leet Bibles

Someone mentioned the "Leet Bible" to me recently. "Leet" means "elite." It's the so called hacker language that represents letters with other characters. An example is Isaiah 1:1 "tHe v!sioÑ oF ISa!a# t#E s0Ñ 0F @MoZ, WHi¢H hE S4W (øNCe®n!Ñ' JµÐ@# and JerUsa1Em N ThE Ð4yZ øF UzzI@h, jøT#4M, aHAz, AND #EZEkIA#, KiNGz øf JuDAH."

I got to thinking they might have seen one I didn't so I went looking. I found some I hadn't seen before (note that these are not serious translations or revisions and may contain offensive material):

  1. 1337 Bible (Leet Bible) is 50% done.
  2. Alan Gerow started making the 8i8l3 but suffered some system failure and lost the files. The link provided here is an example of using Internet Archive's Wayback Machine
  3. Gerow next developed a script to convert an existing text into the "Leet Speek" created the 1337 5p35K 8i813 (Wayback Machine link again). Gerow is not (or was not at the time of the projects) a Christian.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Holy New Covenant - update

Last time I visited the web site for the Holy New Covenant all I could find were .doc files for the Palm device. Now they offer PDF files for the rest of us. Thanks to Internet Bible Catalog for making me look again.

Bible Web Links

If you haven't browsed around the Bible Reader's Museum then you haven't seen my ongoing attempt to collect internet links for English Bible versions. Click up the website, then click on "Links" in the left hand menu. If you want to see the links organized by the date they're added, click on "Newest Links." Click here to just call up that page.

This is an ongoing effort, obviously. Web links good today may disappear tomorrow. If files are available for download - grab them if you are at all interested. I've seen many sites disappear and the files cannot be found. Sometimes you can use the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine to view an evaporated web site.

And of course, if you know of a new version on the web please let me know.

Bible Museum Store - printing problems

Some of you may have gotten an e-mail from about a recent order. I'm not sure what message they send to customers, but often it says "this order will not rip." That means the current printer couldn't get it to print. If you tried to order one of the Forshall-Madden Wycliffe volumes that problem should be fixed now. You will probably have to reorder, but wait till you hear from about the status of your order. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.