Re: [Covenanted Reformation] Bible translations and reformed churches
- In a message dated 9/29/2004 10:31:03 AM Eastern Standard Time, email@example.com writes:
I was wondering what bible translations other reformed denominations
use officially, or what some people here personally prefer.To evaluate any translation one can refer to:
Young, Robert, Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible, 2nd revised edition (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1956, 1898, 1887, 1862).
Robert Young is the author of the ANALYTICAL CONCORDANCE TO THE BIBLE, and CONCISE CRITICAL COMMENTS: YOUNG'S BIBLE. CONCISE COMMENTARY ON THE HOLY BIBLE, BEING A COMPANION TO THE NEW TRANSLATION OF THE OLD AND NEW COVENANTS. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1898 2nd revised edition (3rd edition).
"YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY BIBLE is vitally significant in our day when a host of Bible versions and paraphrases present conflicting verbal images to the minds of readers. It equips Bible students to capture accurately the intent of the writers of Scripture. With this foundation, they can expertly compare Young's direct translation of the original Biblical authors with the modern paraphrases and translations that seek to express the Scripture in modern idioms. A book of 765 pages." -- CBD
Jerome H. Smith used YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY BIBLE, which retains the Hebrew and Greek grammatical structure, and CONCISE CRITICAL COMMENTS: YOUNG'S BIBLE in the preparation of THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE. Thomas Scott used THE HOLY BIBLE, 1611 EDITION, KING JAMES VERSION in the compilation of the original TREASURE OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE.
Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible
Jerome H. Smith used YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY BIBLE, which retains the Hebrew and Greek grammatical structure, and CONCISE CRITICAL COMMENTS: YOUNG'S BIBLE  in the preparation of THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE [10082, 30532]. Thomas Scott used THE HOLY BIBLE, 1611 EDITION, KING JAMES VERSION  in the compilation of the original TREASURE OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE.
New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Available in Logos Library System (LLS) format.
The only contemporary Reformed Study Bible:
The Reformation Study Bible: The Word That Changes Lives--the Faith That Changed The World, New King James Version (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, March 2001). Previous published under the title New Geneva Study Bible: Bringing the Light of the Reformation to Scripture (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995).
"The NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE offers a restatement of Reformation truth for Christians today. The first Geneva Bible was a pivotal force in the Reformation. Using the everyday language of its time, it opened the pages of Scripture to readers and provided helpful notes to assist them in understanding its message. It became the family Bible of the English people, and was the Bible that the Pilgrims brought to the New World. Since that time a multitude of English translations and study Bibles have appeared, but none of these has incorporated a summary of Reformed theology." -- Thomas Nelson Publishers
The New Geneva Study Bible (NKJV)
A Review of The Reformation Study Bible
Readers of THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE should also be familiar with The Westminster Family of Documents, the doctrine of the Mediatorial Dominion of Jesus Christ, and the literature of the Covenanted Reformation.
And of course:
King James Bible With the Geneva Bible Notes, 1672 (Cerlox Bound Photocopy Series. Edmonton, AB, Canada: Still Waters Revival Books, 1998, 1672).
"The best Reformation translation (King James Version) combined with the best Bible notes of the first Reformation, the GENEVA BIBLE notes. A great tool for public, family and private worship and study. Printed from a marvelously clean original copy, surpassing the quality of all other printings (of the GENEVA BIBLE NOTES in particular) we have seen. Contains almost 1000 (8.5 X 11 inch) pages with notes on the complete Bible (Old and New Testaments) making this a veritable library of study and classic Protestant commentary in just one book." -- SWRB
Geneva Bible, 1599, Additional Title: (Bible. English. Geneva. 1599.) The Bible, that is, the Holy Scriptures conteined in the Olde and Newe Testament: translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conferred with the best translations in diuers languages; with most profitable annotations upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance ... (London: Imprinted by the Deputies of C. Barker, 1599),
Geneva Bible Notes, 1599
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