Friday, February 21, 2014

Modern Evangelical Version

This new find comes courtesy of William Paul, author of English Language Bible Translators. He notified me of the Modern Evangelical Version New Testament by Robert Thomas Helm. It was published about one year ago through Xlibris books. It is based largely on the UBS 1993 Greek text. It is a dynamic equivalent translation into the colloquial English of the 21st century.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hebrew Roots Bible

I just discovered this Bible while searching for something else: The Hebrew Roots Bible. I don't know yet if it is related to any other sacred name Bible. It was published in 2012 - I don't know why I've missed it until now. Here are a couple samples from that version:
And YAH'HAVAH ELOHIYM formed a man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7).
The beginning of the Gospel of Yeshua HaMashiach, the Son of Elohiym (Mark 1:1).

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The New Covenant: Paleo Signature Edition

This morning I discovered a new version that I missed before it disappeared. It was mentioned on a website that is now offline. It appears the site offered a New Testament version I haven't seen before. The group or site was called the Remnant of YHWH. The NT was called The New Covenant: Paleo Signature Edition. I cannot find a copy of it so far. Does anyone know anything about this version? I would like to find an electronic or printed copy. The site has been archived on the Internet Archive.

Monday, February 10, 2014 Translations

I recently discovered this site: This is an Ebionite Jewish Community website with a couple books translated. The copyright reads "Copyright © 1997/5757 Shemayah ben-Avraham." You will need to visit their fonts page to display the works correctly. The name of God and some words are in a transliterated Hebrew font. I do not know if this is a new translation or a revision of an existing one. So far, only part of Genesis and James are available.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

God is Disappointed in You

"God is Disappointed in You" is a recent work written by Mark Russell and illustrated by Shannon Wheeler.

The description on is as follows:

God Is Disappointed in You is for people who would like to read the Bible... if it would just cut to the chase. Stripped of its arcane language and its interminable passages of poetry, genealogy, and law, every book of the Bible is condensed down to its core message, in no more than a few pages each. Written by Mark Russell with cartoons by New Yorker cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, God Is Disappointed in You is a frequently hilarious, often shocking, but always accurate retelling of the Bible, including the parts selectively left out by Sunday School teachers and church sermons. Irreverent yet faithful, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to see past the fog of religious agendas and cultural debates to discover what the Bible really says.

This is definitely intended to be humorous. From what I've seen of the preview on, it is a satire of the Bible. Aside from that, it is a summarized retelling of selected Biblical stories with a touch of commentary thrown in. Cartoons are scattered throughout the text as well. Occasional profanity and satire may offend some readers. Some facts are wrong, such as when Jacob "broke his arm wrestling with an angel."

The book itself is leather like, with gilt edging and a ribbon marker making it look similar to many Bibles. Current retail cost is $19.95 USD. offers it for $15.11 USD. The e-book costs $9.99 USD. It was produced by Top Shelf Productions.