A Summary of the Holy Bible Paraphrased

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One reason is that we can rejoice in being free from them! For Christ has set us free.

Well does the old hymn remind us: "Free from the law, oh, happy condition! As a pacifist, I am devastated that God is a God of war and judgment and vengeance However, the worst result from reading only this version may not be false doctrines or twiggy arguments, but rather a lazy approach to Bible study, and a lack of awe for the pure Word. Of course, you have seen The Living Bible quoted on occasion in our articles, but that has been only to add color and life to already clearly understood verses.

The Living Bible is meant to be read and scanned for story flow, but not to be "studied.


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We can't afford to let one man's paraphrased version lead us astray in the slightest! Follow Us:. All TW thru Good News Staff. The CEV began as a result of studies conducted by biblical scholar Dr.

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Barclay M. Newman in into speech patterns used in books, magazines, newspapers, and television.

These studies focused on how English was read and heard, especially by children. This led to a series of test volumes being published in the late s and early s. The translators of the CEV followed three principles; that the CEV: must be understood by people without stumbling in speech must be understood by those with little or no comprehension of "Bible" language must be understood by all.

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It has involved a wide variety of persons beyond the core team of ABS translators and the consultant experts who have worked closely with the team. The creative process has also involved scholar consultants and reviewers representing a wide range of church traditions and with expertise in such areas as Old Testament, New Testament, Hebrew language, Greek language, English language, linguistics, and poetry.

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I would paraphrase it for them and give them the thought. It suddenly occurred to me one afternoon that I should write out the reading for that evening thought by thought, rather than doing it on the spot during our devotional time. So I did, and read the chapter to the family that evening with exciting results—they knew the answers to all the questions I asked! The Living Bible was well received in many Evangelical circles. In Billy Graham received a copy of Living Letters — a paraphrase of the New Testament epistles and the first portion of what later became The Living Bible — while recuperating in a hospital in Hawaii.

He was impressed with its easy readability, and he asked for permission to print 50, paperback copies of Living Letters for use in his evangelistic crusades. Over the next year he distributed , copies of Living Letters. The Catholic Living Bible does not use the word "paraphrased" on the front cover; instead it places the word on the title page, underneath which is written "A Thought-For-Thought Translation".

The Living Bible was a best-seller in the early s, largely due to the accessibility of its modern language, which made passages understandable to those with weak reading skills, or no previous background in Bible study. It uses lingual contractions such as "don't" for "do not". In and , The Living Bible was the best-selling book in the U.

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During this period, work started on foreign translations in, eventually, around languages by Living Bibles International which merged with IBS in This use of the term is not regular, sometimes it uses "Lord" to translate the identical Hebrew word. From the very beginning of its publication, Taylor had assigned the copyright to Tyndale House Foundation, so all of the royalties from sales of The Living Bible were given to charity.

In the late s, Taylor and his colleagues at Tyndale House Publishers invited a team of 90 Greek and Hebrew scholars to participate in a project of revising the text of The Living Bible. After many years of work, the result was an entirely new translation of the Bible. Measurements quoted in this version are converted into metric and in the British version of The Living Bible money sums are converted into pound sterling.

At 1 Samuel , The Living Bible has "Saul went into the cave to go to the bathroom", using a contemporary North American euphemism where the original Hebrew also a euphemism literally translates as "to cover his feet".