Thursday, June 28, 2012

Open Source Bible Translation

Just a notice about a new Bible project. Kevin sent me a link for the Open Source Bible Translation. It is a open collaborative project. Only a few chapters have been finished so far.

Text Bibles Online

Thank you to Kevin for pointing out the site Inspirational Bible Verses and Quotes. It has more than 20 Bible versions available for online reading. There are literal Bibles such as Julia Smith's and Robert Young's. Historical Bibles such as Wycliffe's, Coverdale's and the Geneva Bible are also included.

The Book of Books: The Bible Retold

I just read a review of this work on Vic's Media Room. It is a retelling of the Biblical stories by Trevor Dennis.

The Book of Books: The Bible Retold

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New American Bible New Testament Update

I just read that the New American Bible New Testament is going to be updated again. I read it in this article on "The Sacred Page" blog. It sounds as though the process will take several years. It says:
The U.S. bishops have announced a plan to revise the New Testament of the New American Bible so a single version can be used for individual prayer, catechesis and liturgy.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Encyclopedia of English Bible Versions web home

Since the online sellers are now listing my book, I have activated my own web site for it. Visit for more information.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Encyclopedia of English-Language Bible Versions

My book has a page on McFarland Publishing's website now. I don't know if this is the final cover. I wasn't contacted about it yet, so I'm not sure. It is listed for publication in the fall/winter of 2012. It may be a while yet as it has just gotten turned over to the production department. Also, no word yet on the final number of pages.

It is also available for pre-order on

Spoken English New Testament

Good news about the Spoken English New Testament! Bradley Cobb and the author, Webb Mealy, worked together to produce an eSword version. You can download it at Bradley writes:
It includes a bible file with 6,000+ footnote references in it. It includes a commentary file with the text of those 6,000+ footnotes. It also includes a dictionary file with 107 entries that explains words and concepts that many modern people wouldn't understand initially. Words such as "apostle" and "high priest" are explained, as well as many other things.


Bradley Cobb solved the mystery of the new NT coming out in the UK. It is called "Who?" and is the work of Paul Langham. Who? features:
  • a door into Scripture, an appetite-whetter that points the way to the whole Bible
  • easy to read and understand
  • faithful to the text and meaning of the original
  • verses grouped in passages without verse numbers
  • order of New Testament books changed with the Synoptic Gospels presented as one narrative
  • brief introductions to each New Testament book offer a summary of the book and an insight into it from the author

It is available for pre-order at the Bible Society Website. It will be available on July 23rd, 2012.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Digital, Handwritten Bible in the UK

The Bible Society UK sponsored a project to produce a digital handwritten KJV Bible. You can view "The People's Bible" online. After visiting the page, I discovered they've also done the Good News Bible in the same format.

New NT released in the UK?

I ran across this article about a new New Testament released in the UK. It was produced by the Bible Society U. K. The synoptic Gospels are combined; the book of John is moved to the end. However, I have not found any more information about this NT yet.