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The Living Bible, paraphrased (edition 1973)

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The popular Living Bible is available in several editions to meet a wide variety of customer needs. The Deluxe Award Bible and Personal Gift Edition offer numerous features and a value price.-- Words of Christ in red letter-- Presentation page-- Full-color maps-- Textual notes-- Key Bible story index-- Topical concordance-- Gold-embossed, imitation leather cover-- Value priced… (more)
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Info:Tyndale House (1973), Hardcover
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The Living Bible by Kenneth Nathaniel Taylor

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The Living Bible Paraphrased by Kenneth N. Taylor is a popular Bible. It was written for parents who wanted to read the Bible for children to understand. The problem is that this Bible is paraphrased using the American Standard Version and does not go back to the original languages of the Bible. “Despite its great popularity (Tyndale House reports that by 1997 its sales of the Living Bible had exceeded 40 million copies), and despite the claims made by the publisher in its advertisements, very few scholars have given any encouragement to its use, and most have either ignored it or have strictly warned against it. 5 There are many problems. These involve much more than the general blurring and loss of significant details which must always accompany a reduction in reading-level. This loss of detail is regrettable enough; but aside from that, Taylor’s version contains venturesome interpretations that no scholar is likely to approve. Some of the misinterpretations are downright ludicrous—the sort of mistakes that only an uneducated man could make.” It can be found under the number 220.5/Bib.
  salem.colorado | Dec 3, 2019 |
Oscar A Hoyt 111 Given by Eula & Grady for Christmas one year ( )
  lshjs2007 | Sep 28, 2011 |
Paraphrased New and Old Testaments
  Folkshul | Jan 15, 2011 |
Great Bible, easy to understand
  SheilaVCR | Nov 16, 2009 |
I dislike this translation very very much. This seems like a watered down version. It might as well be named, Bible of Dummies. Hmmmm, there's more truth in that than meets the eye. ( )
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I have here translated, brethren and sisters most dear and tenderly beloved in Christ, the New Testament for your spiritual edifying, consolation and solace, exhortynge instantly and besechynge those that are better sene in the tongues than I, and that have higher gifts of grace to interpret the sense of Scripture, and meaning of the Spirit, than I, to consider and ponder my labor, and that with the spirit of meekness.  And if they perceive in any places that I have not attained the very sense of the tongue, or meaning of the scripture, or have not given the right English word, that they put to their hands to amend it, remembering that so is their duty to do.  For we have not received the gifts of God for ourselves only or for to hide them;  but for to bestow them unto the honoring of God and Christ and edifying of the congregation, which is the body of Christ. -From Wm. Tyndale's Prologue to the first printed English New Testament published in 1525
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When God began creating the heavens and the earth, the earth was at first a shapeless, chaotic mass, with the Spirit of God brooding over the dark vapors.
When God began creating the heavens and the earth, the earth was at first a shapeless, chaotic mass, with the Spirit of God brooding over the dark vapours. (British edition)
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The popular Living Bible is available in several editions to meet a wide variety of customer needs. The Deluxe Award Bible and Personal Gift Edition offer numerous features and a value price.-- Words of Christ in red letter-- Presentation page-- Full-color maps-- Textual notes-- Key Bible story index-- Topical concordance-- Gold-embossed, imitation leather cover-- Value priced

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