Thursday, July 30, 2009

MacDonald's Idiomatic Translation

This is a call for getting a couple Scripture quotes. If you have access to Bibleworks 8 - I have a favor to ask. There is a new Bible version in Bibleworks 8 that isn't available anywhere else (yet). It is MacDonald's Idiomatic Translation. If someone could send me John 14:6 and 2 Timothy 3:16-17 I would be much obliged. Update:
The best email to request the Idiomatic Translation by Dr. William G.MacDonald is: Hope that helps! Grace and Peace, Laurie MacDonald.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Non Ecclesiastical New Testament

Frank Daniels has a new website for his Non Ecclesiastical New Testament. It is now available in print for $70 and in a PDF for $10. I don't know yet if this is updated from his 2007 third edition.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Geocities and the New Anglo Saxon Bible

I read in a forum that Geocities will be closing in October of this year. Any Bibles that are hosted there will have to be relocated or lost.

One of those is the New Anglo Saxon Bible. He has already relocated to a very nice looking new website. It also sounds like work may pick up again on this interesting project!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hebraic Roots Bible

Somehow, I missed this one till Bill Chamberlin showed me a copy at the Bible Museum. It is the Hebraic Roots Bible by Don Esposito. Don was raised Catholic, joined the Worldwide Church of God, then started the Congregation of YHWH, Jerusalem. The church's website has a download for a PDF copy of the Bible.

The Truth New Testament

Here is a new translation of the New Testament for this year. It is called "The Truth New Testament." It was translated by Colin Urquhart. More information about it can be found at the Kingdom Faith website. Some sample pages and an audio reading by Urquhart are available there as well.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Great Versions Listing

I just got an e-mail from Steven DeRose about his page, List of English Bible Versions. His page lists Bible versions chronologically and includes the version name, the translator(s), contents, the language, source, publisher, copyright, ISBN, links, affiliation and has notes for each version. There has obviously been a lot of research put into this site - go take a look for yourself!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Holy Scriptures Translated Version

An update on yesterday's post about the Judaean Bible by Perry Peña: It has the JPS 1917 text with a slightly modified HSTV New Testament. The title page lists the New Testament as "The Bound Up Testamony [sic] of the Torah Sealed Disciples of Rabbi Joshua". The HSTV is the "Holy Scriptures Translated Version." It is also available on (free download as well) by clicking here.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Judaean Bible

Bill Chamberlin deserves the credit for finding this one: The Judaean Bible by Perry Pena. It is being offered on in print or in a free downloadable PDF. The description given is: "This Bible is a strictly Jewish based RE-translation of the Scriptures which Christianity labels the "Old Testament" and the "New Testament". The Tanakh of this Bible is a reprint of the 1917 Jewish Publication Society's Tanakh, a translation now in the public domain. The Apostolic writings are also RE-translated through their orthodox Jewish and synagogue centered lens. The Second Temple period writings have had the stigma of a "New Testament" removed from them as their composition was never intended to be considered this by those who composed them. Copyright is held on the RE-translation of the Apostolic Scriptures of this volume. In honor of the history involved in this translation this Bible is called the Judean Bible. Judea was the name of the Messiah expectant Jewish kingdom during the second temple period, a period in which the last of these writings were composed."