Encyclopedia of English Language Bible Versions


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About the Book

This encyclopedia is the first book to identify, explain and categorize more than 1,400 versions of the English Bible. This includes 407 different Bibles, 53 Old Testaments, 407 New Testaments, more than 180 variants of the Authorized Version, 50 unfinished Bible versions and many others. It is an up-to-date and comprehensive reference work that includes internet versions along with print versions and offers details not found in other reference works. Scripture samples, bibliographic entries, translator lists, revision connections, variations of the texts, word substitutions and source texts are just some of the information found in this work. Biographical information about key translators is provided as well. Also unique to this work are difference tables which help differentiate among revisions of a particular Bible. An extensive index includes version titles, nicknames, abbreviations, translators, dates, source texts, and more.

About the Author(s)

Bradford B. Taliaferro is a Bible hunter, collector, reader and researcher. He lives in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Bibliographic Details

Bradford B. Taliaferro
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 556
Bibliographic Info: appendices, glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7121-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0138-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

List of Tables viii

Preface 1

Abbreviations 5

Glossary 8

The English Language Bible Versions 13

Translators, Revisers and Editors 261


  A: Tyndale New Testament Variants 381

  B: Geneva Bible Variants 388

  C: Douay/Rheims-Challoner Variants 389

  D: Authorised Version Variants 399

  E: Confusing Bible Names 411

  F: Unfinished Bible Versions 416

  G: Abandoned Bible Versions 423

  H: Notable Bible Portions 424

  I: Dialect and Slang Bible Portions 436

  J: Version Number Cross Reference Tables 444

Bibliography 473

Index 479

Book Reviews & Awards

“without question, this is one of the most specialized reference tools in biblical studies to come out in years. Recommended”—Booklist; “very valuable…excellent”—BiblesofthePast.com; “this remarkable volume is a godsend and answer to prayer for bible collectors…should be on every Bible collector’s bookshelf. This encyclopedia is the first book to identify, explain, and categorize more than 1400 versions of the English Bible. It is an up-to-date and comprehensive reference work…. Bible collectors welcome this book indeed”—Bible Editions & Versions; “I am not aware however of any recent reference book which covers the ground as specifically as Taliaferro’s new volume. This work is definitely worth including in the reference section of any library, undergrad or graduate, with any sort of Biblical studies program. It is hard to argue with the comprehensive scope of it. The writing is clear and easy to understand, and it is arranged for ease of use”—Theological Librarianship.