Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Recommended Bible Translation: The Third Millennium Bible (New Authorized Version)

The Authorized Version of 1611 is possibly the most notable achievement in English Literature, and forms part of the back drop for the heritage of the English Language.

The New Authorized Version (NAV) of the Holy Bible, also known as the Third Millennium Bible (TMB), is a modestly updated edition of the 1611 King James Bible. The NAV updates only the most obscure words, but otherwise does not change the language of the venerable Authorized Version. It does not modernize the language as the New King James Version does. It simply makes the Authorized Version easier to read by eliminating words that are no longer used in everyday English, or correcting words that have a different meaning now than in 1611. Like the Authorized version, the New Testament is based on the Traditional Byzantine text.

The typeface is large, 12-pt type, easy to read in single column. This Bible is ecumenical; as the original Authorized Version does, it has the Apocrypha, and so includes the books used and read by the Orthodox, Catholic, and Anglican Churches. The quality of the actual binding is excellent, and the publisher offers a life time guarantee. I highly recommend the New Authorized Version, Third Millennium Bible.  It is now my work Bible, and my preferred version for devotions.

"…We most highly commend the Third Millennium Bible as a masterpiece of English literature and would further its study and use by the faithful of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tawahedo Church and by all congregations affiliated with the historic traditions of Ethiopian Christendom, the sole, authentically African Christianity."

- Princess Esther Sellassie Antohin, Chief Executive Officer, the Imperial House of Sellassie


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