The version I noticed is called the Context Group Version and "is fairly literal, but takes into account the cultural insights of the Context Group scholars." The version, by Joseph Morovich, is to be found here, more about the version here and information about the Context Group is here.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
When I first made an entry in my book The Bible Version Encyclopedia (the second edition will be called The Encyclopedia of English Bible Versions), the Spoken English New Testament wasn't finished yet. When mention of it was made over on the Better Bible Blogs, I naturally clicked to visit it again. Dr. Mealy has all the books ready (it may still be in translation/revision) and available at his website, Simple Gospel.
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Friday, April 25, 2008
Here's something different for you - "The Book of King Solomon." This isn't a translation of a canonical Scripture. William Chamberlin sent this one along to me. The Book of King Solomon was supposedly written by a court historian to the king. The translation is reportedly from a manuscript given to the translator by an elderly relative. What do you think?
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Thursday, April 17, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
This is included with the Bible Library software from Ellis Enterprises. The copyright (for the translation) in the old version I have is 1988. However, a recent article in the Journal of the International Society of Bible Collectors, Bible Editions and Versions, brought this to my attention. The article is a regular column by William Chamberlin titled The Bible Online. While this literal translation is obviously an older version, it doesn't appear to be mentioned much. Thanks to Mr. Chamberlin for this one!
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