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The Holy Bible: International Standard Version
     

The Holy Bible: International Standard Version

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by The ISV Foundation Committee on Translation
 
“Contemporary.” “Accurate.” “Distinct.” Scholars are already calling the International Standard Version (ISV 2.0) “the King James Bible for our time.”

The ISV has been released in a variety of popular ebook formats, including editions readable on the Amazon® Kindle,® the Barnes and

Overview

“Contemporary.” “Accurate.” “Distinct.” Scholars are already calling the International Standard Version (ISV 2.0) “the King James Bible for our time.”

The ISV has been released in a variety of popular ebook formats, including editions readable on the Amazon® Kindle,® the Barnes and Noble® Nook,® mobi pocket readers, and other popular formats. The current edition is ISV Release 2.0, build 2014.01.14

“Scheduled for release soon are iPhone and iPad editions,” says Dr. William Welty, Director of the ISV Foundation. “The ISV is not a revision, but an entirely new translation from the original languages—the first time this has been done in decades,” Welty continued. “And it’s been developed with a critical eye toward the computer age. As the first translation completely developed for a computer-literate generation, readers will have the confidence they’re reading the latest edition scholarship can make available.”

Why a New English Translation Now?

“A new English Bible was deemed necessary for a number of reasons,” Dr. Welty explained. “One very important reason for developing the ISV was for mission work. Every English Bible translation without exception charges royalty fees for missionary printing, such as evangelistic crusades and the like. Ten or fifteen cents per New Testament adds up, and when your organization can barely cover the cost of the paper, you can really use a royalty-free printing contract. The ISV doesn’t charge royalties for copies that are given away by the mission groups.”

The second reason for developing the ISV has to do with improved textual evidence. “The ISV is the first and only translation to feature a translation directly from the Great Isaiah Scroll instead of the Masoretic text,” Dr. Welty remarked. “This is absolutely unique.”

A third reason for developing the ISV concerns the changes in language every generation. “The English language is constantly changing and every generation sees new means of expression,” Dr. Welty explained. “By issuing release and build numbers like finely crafted software, the reader knows the text of the ISV is up to date.”

History of the ISV

Started in 1996 from the roots of a non-profit organization in California, the original goal was to produce a modern-language version of the Hebrew Old Testament. The project grew to comprise both Old and New Testaments and used renowned scholars from around the world to translate the original ancient Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts. A list of the contributing scholars and their qualifications can be found at the ISV Foundation's website.

The ISV has proved to be especially sensitive to the latest scholarship available from the Dead Sea Scrolls; Dr. Peter Flint, one of the foremost authorities in world on the Qumran discoveries, was retained to make a fresh translation of the Great Isaiah Scroll for the ISV’s book of Isaiah.

Hundreds of footnotes documenting differences between the text of the Great Isaiah Scroll and the traditional Masoretic Text of the book of Isaiah form a textual apparatus that is unique to the ISV. “There is nothing like it in any translation of the Bible in any language, anywhere,” Dr. Welty explained.

Future ISV Projects

Future projects from the ISV Foundation will include Bible-related computer software, critical commentaries, the Apocrypha, and a network based on biblical texts located in different countries.

ISV Reviews and Information Resources

Reviews, information on the translation committee, and sample text from the ISV can be viewed on the ISV’s web site at isv-dot-org.

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ISBN-13 Numbers for Ebooks:
amazon.com Kindle (mobi) format: 9781891833359.mobi
apple.com (epub) format: 9781891833342.epub
barnesandnoble.com Nook (epub) format: 9781891833342.epub

Editorial Reviews

http://davidsonpress.com - Rich Buhler
For years I have had two Bibles, one for study and one for public use, such as speaking. My study Bible was reliable, but not very readable, even out loud. My preaching Bible was wonderful, but not a completely reliable translation. The International Standard Version is a perfect blend of the two. Now I can have readability for preaching or personal devotion, but with a reliable and up to date translation from Evangelical scholars who believe in the inspiration of the scripture.
http://khouse.org - Dr. Chuck Missler
"I have not been a fan of the modern translations, but the International Standard Version® New Testament is a refreshing exception! Terrific! In my opinion, the ISV® truly is the most readable and accurate English language translation of the Bible ever produced. When the Old Testament is completed, I plan to undertake a Prophecy Bible using the ISV®."

Chuck Missler
Koinonia House Ministries
Coeur d'Alene, ID
http://davidsonpress.com - Dr. Gleason Archer
"A truly excellent version, combining both dignity and fine taste. Personally I think it has succeeded in achieving what the most recent publications have attempted. Hearty congratulations. This should be adopted for Sunday School purposes, and easily equals the NIV and NAS, so far as I have sampled it."

The Late Dr. Gleason Archer
Professor of Old Testament emeritus
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Deerfield, Illinois
http://davidsonpress.com - Dr. Jack MacArthur
"After perusing the ISV®, I was agreeably surprised and impressed. The goal of making the translation "literal and idiomatic" has certainly been achieved. The readability and reliability is delightful. I believe this translation should be well received and appreciated."

The Late Dr. Jack MacArthur
Voice of Calvary
Eugene, Oregon
Dr. Jack MacArthur
"After perusing the ISV®, I was agreeably surprised and impressed. The goal of making the translation "literal and idiomatic" has certainly been achieved. The readability and reliability is delightful. I believe this translation should be well received and appreciated."

The Late Dr. Jack MacArthur
Voice of Calvary
Eugene, Oregon
Dr. Chuck Missler
"I have not been a fan of the modern translations, but the International Standard Version® New Testament is a refreshing exception! Terrific! In my opinion, the ISV® truly is the most readable and accurate English language translation of the Bible ever produced. When the Old Testament is completed, I plan to undertake a Prophecy Bible using the ISV®."

Chuck Missler
Koinonia House Ministries
Coeur d'Alene, ID

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012501622
Publisher:
Davidson Press, LLC
Publication date:
07/15/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
265,803
File size:
27 MB
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