The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised

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673, 211 p. 13 cm

Abstract

The American Bible Society is an interconfessional, non-denominational, nonprofit organization, founded on May 11, 1816 in New York City, which publishes, distributes and translates the Bible and provides study aids and other tools to help people engage with the Bible. It is probably best known for its Good News Translation of the Bible, with its contemporary vernacular. They also publish the Contemporary English Version.
The American Bible Society was founded in 1816. The first President was Elias Boudinot, who had been President of the Continental Congress from 1782 to 1783. John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was named President in 1821. Francis Scott Key, the writer of the United States' National Anthem, was a Vice President of the organization from 1817 until his death in 1843.

The American Bible Society used the King James Bible, and indeed starting in 1858 appointed committees to be sure to avoid any textual corruption. The American Bible Society provided the first Bibles in hotels and the first pocket Bibles for soldiers during the American Civil War.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Bible_Society

See also:

http://www.americanbible.org/

Leather tooled cover
Pink end papers, gold edges
[Diamond 32mo]
Text printed in double column, verse form, single rule down center of page, verse nos. indented in matching type
New Testament and separate t.p. and pagination

Date

1863

Subject

Has Version

Identifier

b29097782
BS185 1863 .N4

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“The Holy Bible : containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.” Rare Books. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 12 Dec. 2019.

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