A completely new translation of the Bible, unlike such translations as the Revised Standard Version which stands in the tradition of the King James (Authorized) Bible. Sponsored by the various Protestant communions of the British Isles, it was produced by biblical scholars who were aided by authorities in English literature. Its purpose was to render the original into contemporary English, avoiding all archaic words and expressions. The translation was under the direction of the noted NT scholar, C. H. Dodd. It is authorized by the Episcopal Church for use in worship.
New English Bible with the Apocrypha (1970)
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