Specialty Bible Translations
The Bible has all the words of God that we need. But some publishers see a need for commentary or emphasis directed to specific audiences. Got Questions investigates Bibles aimed at environmentalists, early readers and more.
Day One: New English Translation
The New English Translation is a free online English translation of the Bible, sponsored by the Biblical Studies Foundation. In November 1995, twenty biblical scholars, working directly from the best currently available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts, began work on a digital version of a modern English translation to be accessible over the Internet...
Day Two: The Green Bible
The Green Bible, published in 2008 by Harper Collins Publishers, is not a new translation...The Green Bible prints in green ink verses and passages which, according to the publisher, deal with environmental topics or creation care...
Day Three: The Jewish Bible
The Jewish Bible (also called the Hebrew Bible or Tanakh) is another term for what Christians call the Old Testament portion of the Bible. More specifically, a 1917 English version of the Old Testament was called the Jewish Bible and was prepared by the Jewish Publication Society of America...
Day Four: The Dake Bible
The Dake Bible itself is an extensive work, with some 35,000 commentary notes and over 50,000 cross references, using the King James Version as its basic text. Most Bible scholars consider Dake's notes to be the personal viewpoints of Finnis Jennings Dake...
Day Five: The Recovery Version
The Recovery Version of the Bible is a direct English translation of the Scriptures, produced and published by Living Stream Ministries, part of the Local Church movement. The relationship between the Local Church and the Recovery Version of the Bible may or may not raise questions about its trustworthiness...
Day Six: New International Readers Version
The New International Reader's Version (NIrV) was a new Bible version developed to enable early readers to understand God's message...The NIrV was designed to make the Bible clear and understandable to early readers and can be read by a typical fourth grader...
Day Seven: The Complete Jewish Bible
The Complete Jewish Bible was translated by David H. Stern, an Israel-based Messianic Jewish theologian. Published in 1998 by Jewish New Testament Publications, the CJB claims to be "Jewish in manner and presentation"...
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