Friday, August 31, 2012

250 English Translations of the Bible, ...and Counting

I discovered a new book about Bible versions today, 250 English Translations of the Bible, ...and Counting, which briefly lists many Bible versions. The list has a mixture of full Bibles and scripture portions. I haven't gotten my copy yet, so I don't have a review now.

I did notice one version (after reading the preview) that I haven't seen before. It is the two volume Compact Fully Translated Bible (Volume One, Volume Two) by William Harwood. There are no previews and the price is high, so I don't have a review of this either.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Bible Gateway

I'm sure many of you are familiar with the website, Bible Gateway. But did you know they now have an application for the iPhone and iPad? It is free and is available on iTunes. It also supposed to be available for android soon.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Testament for Everyday People

The New Testament for Everyday People is a translation by Hugh Lawrence. It is copyrighted 2005 but I've only found it recently. There is a preview of this NT on the page for the Kindle Edition

Saturday, August 18, 2012

New full featured Bible browser

Here is a great web resource for you: The Bible Browser. In one column are Hebrew (2 choices) or Greek (6 choices) texts. The next column is one of four English texts: New American Standard, King James Version, New English Translation or the Apostolic Bible Polyglot. There is also a Greek and Hebrew Reader's edition with a pop up lexicon. There is a "version 2" of the browser here. There you will choose either the mobile or the desktop versions. The desktop browser is a full featured (and, if you like, full screen) viewer for the King James Version, New American Standard Bible, New English Translation, Open English Bible or the World English Bible. The next column shows the Hebrew (Westminster Leningrad Codex) or the Greek (Tischendorf 2.7 or SBL Greek). One can control the morphology highlighting, the font & size and whether to show chapters, verses, etc. You can also add columns to put additional versions in parallel.

This great resource is the work of John Dyer who works at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Thanks for the link, Kevin!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Urim Thummim Version is now The Holy Bible, RLP Version

Dallas James, the creator of The Urim Thummin Version has updated his work and renamed it The Holy Bible, RLP Version. "RLP" stands for "Renewed Levitical Priesthood."

Holman Christian Standard Bible epub download

Holman Bibles has an epub ebook download available of the Holman Christian Standard Bible. Get yours here.

Full Lexham English Bible Available

The Lexham English Bible now has a download of the full Bible available. The full Bible is available for Logos Bible Software as well as TXT, XML and EPUB.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Bob MacDonald's Translations

Kevin just sent me another link. He's been finding quite a few lately. Today's discoveries are translations by Bob MacDonald. They are sprinkled around his blog. Scroll down to the bottom and you'll find links to his translations on the right side.

The New Compromise Version

OK, it isn't really a new version. It is a theological satire. But it is a different rendering of several Scripture passages, so I'll mention it here. Since this is an opinion piece, it may offend some (especially those mentioned in the comments). If after this intro you still wish to read the New Compromise Bible Version then click away!