Thursday, June 28, 2007
The English Bible in a New Format
In August of 2007 The International Bible Society (Colorado Springs, Colorado) will release a new printing of the Bible entitled The Books of The Bible. Though this edition features the text of Today’s New International Version (TNIV), it is formatted in a way designed to reflect more accurately the intentions and thought forms of the original authors and to allow more transcending of a particular reader's theological and presuppositonal baggage. In this edition all divisions of chapters and verses are removed, and instead there is a setting forth of the natural literary breaks in each biblical book. Furthermore, there are no headings, cross references, or notes included, the text is printed in a single column, and the books are presented in an order intended to give the reader more help in understanding the text. It is hoped that this format will make the Bible easier to read and encourage more reading of the text. See the following site for more information: http://thebooksofthebible.info/.