Friday, May 28, 2010

King James 1611 Bible 400th Anniversary Edition

Thought some of you might like an opportunity to get an actual sized Authorised Bible facsimile. The seller bought several to give as gifts, then got stuck with extras. Normally this sells for about $750 with a 1611 Bible leaf. On he is selling them for $375. It doesn't come with the leaf, but is a brand new, full size facsimile.

This is a "He" Bible since Ruth 3:15 reads "he went into the city." This is, according to Herbert's "Historical Catalogue of Printed Bibles" #309, the first edition of the Authorised or "King James" Bible. It is printed on heavy paper - just as the original is described. The covers feel like a leather covered box lid. It gives this Bible a true sense of majesty. The print is dark and clear to read. The calendars which originally had red print still have their color. The binding is a glued binding, unlike the original, but opens nicely and appears to lay reasonably flat. Mine does not appear to be numbered. The size is at least as big as the original - the measurements listed in Herbert's book are actually slightly smaller. This Bible has a wonderful feel and appearance whether you are displaying it or reading the text. There were 10 available originally - no idea how many are left.

Catholic Bibles

Since the title, Catholic Bibles, says it all - let me just make this notice of an interesting blog for Bible lovers!

Bible In Its Traditions

This has been announced earlier on other blogs, but I didn't realize that it may have an updated Bible text. The web site is the Bible In Its Traditions (abbreviated BEST because the French title is "La Bible en ses Traditions"). My guess is that the Bible text used is an updated New Jerusalem Bible, but it could be a new translation entirely. The original Jerusalem Bible was a translation and minor revision from the French. Does anyone know for sure what this version really is? More information about the project can be found at Ecole biblique.

{Corrected, 2010-06-01} I should have spent less time comparing this to Jerusalem Bible and the New JB. Then I might have noticed it is the KJV text. Not sure why they posted this version, but I'll watch their website for future developments.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Matthew Bible

Another new project to announce today: This is a project to "republish" the Mathew Bible. The editor(s) are working from an actual 1549 reprint of the 1537 Matthew Bible. The project website has several articles including one titled "Editing the Matthew Bible for Today" which also gives some samples of the New Matthew Bible (NMB) text. There is an interim PDF of Romans available on the Topics Page.

{corrected 5-28-2010}

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Christogenea New Testament Translation

Just found another new version this morning. This translation is by William Raymond Finck, Jr. His translation are "with a few exceptions are based upon the 27th edition of the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece." You can read his work online or download PDFs of each book of the New Testament at the Christogenea Website.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Project Just Started

Another new project just got started. This one is by "The Potluck Catholic." It looks like it will just be the Gospels and Revelation. He has posted the introduction. Reading through his post, it sounds like it may be finished, but is just now being posted on his blog.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hebrew to ... Music???

Here is a project that claims to translate directly from the Hebrew to musical notes! Music samples and a videos explaining the process are available on their website. A very interesting idea I just had to mention!

Halleyujah Scriptures

This appears to be a sacred name style version. It is to be a literal translation. It is about 50% finished. Visit their website for more information.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Universal Bible Project

I just ran across another new project for a new version of the Bible. It is sponsored by the Arian Catholic Church. The project is just beginning - you can read about it here. It is also mentioned on the "Unitarian Ministries International" page on facebook.