Saturday, March 29, 2008
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Thursday, March 13, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
This is a translation of the Gospels (plus other portions?) done by Joel L. Meredith. Released in 2001. The translator believes that Christians do not need the "Jewish" parts of the Bible. He removes the Old Testament and parts of the New Testament that are addressed to the Jewish people. The four Gospels are combined. This is "paraphrased KJV in modern English."
Meredith, Joel L, The Gentile Bible: God's Great Gift. Authors Choice Press, 2001. ISBN 0595135153. Available on Amazon among others.
I lost track of which blog had this item listed. Along the lines of The Picture Bible there is now a Manga Bible. Manga is the Japanese word for comics. This rendering covers stories from Genesis to Revelation.
There are at least two different versions. One, The Manga Bible - Extreme, combines the "manga" with TNIV text. The other, The Manga Bible: From Genesis to Revelation, appears to be a revision, condensed, and uses slang language. The website for this book is here.
After cruising around Amazon.com for a bit, I discovered there are several different authors and publishers producing manga "Bibles." Both Zondervan and Tyndale House have published one. Not as uncommon as I initially thought.
Visit The Internet Bible Catalog for an excellent reference that even includes covers and/or title page scans for many versions.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Why a Bible Reader's Museum blog?
I've been reluctant to start a blog because I'm not a "daily diary" type person. But I've discovered lately that blogs are turning out to be an excellent way to get new news about Bible versions and translation issues. There is a lot of discussion going on about translation especially.
My intention with this blog is to simply provide news about Bible versions, translations and new Bibles. Listing something here does not indicate that I approve of it nor that I recommend it.
While my website Bible Reader's Museum does list this information as "news," it doesn't have the capacity for comments from users. This format should allow expansion of topics listed here by others.