COMING November 24, 2009: The new, 2nd Edition of The Holy Bible In Its Original Order
The Holy Bible In Its Original Order is an extraordinary Bible unique in two ways. First, it is the only complete Bible ever published that follows the original inspired manuscript order of all the books of the Old and New Testaments. With the original order of the 49 biblical books restored, the Seven Divisions of the Bible are also re-established: The Old Testament contains: 1) The Law, 2) The Prophets, and 3) The Writings. The New Testament contains: 4) The Gospels and Acts, 5) The General Epistles, 6) The Epistles of Paul, and 7) The Book of Revelation. With this restoration, Gods purposeful design of the Scriptures begins to unfold, revealing His divine inspiration.
Second, this version is a new translation--A Faithful Version--that reflects the true meaning of the original Hebrew and Greek with fidelity and accuracy. Today, in the face of rampant religious confusion, those who read the Bible deserve a translation that can be trusted. Reviewer Dan Decker of Bible Editions and Versions (June 2005) writes of this Faithful Version of the New Testament: It [is] an excellent translation for those desiring a literal one. Likewise, the Old Testament rendition faithfully conveys the clear meaning of the Hebrew.
Why another Bible? After the publication of the King James Version in 1611, the English Bible remained virtually unchanged. Beginning in the late 1800s, however, inferior Greek texts began to gain in popularity among scholars, from which sprang several corrupt translations. Over the decades, scores of such revised translations have been produced, collectively documenting the insidious corruption of the Word of God.
Most alarming is the recent trend toward contemporary versions ranging from the inadequate to the blasphemous in which the emphasis on an accurate translation has been abandoned in favor of a liberal paraphrase. The more popular translations are nothing but freewheeling renderings that destroy the meaning of the Word of God and dangerously corrupt its teachings. Yet, when the apostle Paul wrote, he used very precise Greek to fully explain Jesus teachings.
Indeed, the foundation of Christianity is being subverted and corrupted with new easy-to-read translations that alter the Word of God so dramatically that the true message of God has become lost. Numerous contemporary translations omit or add words even whole verses. Some translators have boldly added entire books that were never part of the original canon. And todays higher criticism has purported to expose so-called weaknesses and discrepancies in the authentic texts, undermining the faith of many.
Author Fred Coulter contends that the current assault on the Word of God must not go unchallenged. It is against this backdrop that Coulter was moved to produce a new translation free from scholarly corruption, political correctness and crude language. After publishing The New Testament In Its Original Order in 2004, Coulter teamed up with biblical Hebrew consultant Michael Heiss to produce a faithful translation of the Old Testament from the Hebrew Masoretic text. With both the Old and New Testaments faithfully translated, Coulter then published The Holy Bible In Its Original Order--A Faithful Version With Commentary in an effort to preserve the Word of God in an understandable, easy-to-read manner.
Included are over 250 pages of commentaries and appendices covering virtually every aspect of the history, preservation and canonization of the Bible as well as covering numerous teachings of Jesus and the apostles. Historical chronologies, detailed footnotes and marginal references are also included.
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