Twentieth Century Bible Translations

The Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Museum Collection, held by the Library, contains seventy-four translations into English of the Bible, or parts of it, made in the twentieth century.  These range from those made by official church groups or committees, such as the New Revised Standard Version, or the New Jerusalem Bible, to efforts to put the Scriptures into very colloquial English, as typified by the Cotton Patch Version and the Black Bible Chronicles. Many individual translators have also issued their own version of Scriptures, notably Goodspeed and Moffatt early in the century, and more recently William Paul and Eugene H. Peterson.

1901-1923

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Translations of the New Testament
Translations of the New Testament
from the Original Greek
Rev. W.B. Godbey, A.M., 1902
Holy Bible in Modern English     Holy Bible in Modern English
The Holy Bible in Modern English
Ferrar Fenton, 1903
New Testament, An American Translation
The New Testament, An American Translation
Edgar J. Goodspeed, 1923
American Standard Version, 1901
American Standard Version, 1901
The New Testament
The New Testament
James Moffatt, 1922

 

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