Monday, August 30, 2010

New NT Translation

Retired Pastor Bob Fenstermacher is translating the New Testament. He started on his translation and exposition in 2008. I read about on the Marion County Record page.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Modern Young's Literal Translation

I had already listed Modern Young's Literal Translation on my links page but just recently discovered the actual text of this revision is also online. Thought you might like to have that link!

Monday, August 23, 2010

More Twitter Bibles

I've just discovered some more attempts at twittering the Bible.
  1. FakeBible - attempt at humor (warning: profanity)
  2. Twible - another attempt at humor
  3. What Would God Tweet - appears to be just select verses.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Amended King James Version

I ran across some references to a Bible called "Holy Bible: Amended King James Version." This page has references to it as well as pictures of the cover and a scan of one page. I cannot find any other references to this Bible. Anyone have a copy and is willing to help with some references?

A Description of the Great Bible...

Earlier this year I was looking for a book titled "A Description of the Great Bible, 1539, and the Six Editions of Cranmer's Bible, 1540 and 1541, Printed by Grafton and Whitchurch: Also of the Editions, in Large Folio, of the Authorized Version of the Holy Scriptures, Printed in the Years..." by Francis Fry. I finally was able to use a friend's access to ATLA but discovered their copy was incomplete. Another friend loaned me a copy of Vance publications "The Works of Francis Fry." After seeing this excellent book, I purchased a copy.

It is expensive - $100 USD. However, it includes four books: 1. "A Brief Memoir of Francis Fry" by Theodore Fry (Francis' son). 2. "The Bible by Coverdale" 1867. 3. "A Description of the Editions of the New Testament, William Tyndale's Version in English..." 1878 4. "A Description of the Great Bible..." 1865. All four are bound together in one hardback volume. It appears to be a glued spine. It includes a chart from the fourth book printed on one sheet 3 foot by 3 foot! It is folded and kept in a sleeve in the back of the book. The binding includes a spacer to allow for the thickness of the chart (this prevents stress and cracking of the binding). All the charts and plates are very readable.

The books by Francis Fry are excellent. I recently worked through the book on Tyndale's versions. It covers more variants and details than any other book I've read. I am just starting on the book about the Great Bible. I highly recommend this volume to anyone researching historical English Bibles.

Vance Publications is online at Click here for a list of the reprints. The works of Francis Fry is #53.

Common English Bible

The New Testament of the Common English Bible is available at Christian Books Distributor, and probably many others. I signed up when they had the free copy offer on the website but haven't seen anything of it yet. Anyone get their free copy yet?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

King James Bible Anniversary

As most of you already know, next year is the 400th anniversary of the Authorised Bible of 1611. Known commonly as the "King James Bible," it is already receiving a great deal of attention for next's years anniversary. One website with many resources is the King James Bible Trust. Amongst their resources are:

The Digitized KJV of 1611 (facsimile images with limited zoom)
Read and Search (text and video of real people reading)
KJV Timeline (short history)
Music (sheet music based on KJV Scriptures)
YouTube Bible (people (maybe even you!) reading the KJV Bible)

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Twitter Bible

Twitter is a site that allows users to post messages up to 140 characters. These messages are called "tweets." A new project has been started on Twitter called Bible Summary. It is the work of Chris Juby, who plans to summarize a chapter a day. He will finish sometime in 2013. There's an article about it at The Daily Mail online.

Just found Juby's main website for his project. This is a better place to start.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Catholic Bible

In February of next year, a new Catholic Bible will be released. It will be the NRSV text with the Grail Psalms. I do not know if the Grail Psalms will replace the NRSV or if it will be added. I read about it over at Catholic Bibles and that linked also to a page on Harper Collins.