POPULAR HOLY BIBLE TRANSLATIONS                                By JCShook 12/16/2017
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       31 prominent, well-known bible translations, editions and revisions in English.
       For the most part, they are available today. Listed in alphabetical order.
Abbr   TRANSLATION NAME                    Publishing Introductions   Roots / Basis
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AHP    Amplified Holy Bible                1958, 1965, 1987, 2015     AMP, ASV 1901
BBE    Bible in Basic English (1000 word)  1941, 1949, 1965           Hebrew/Greek
CEB    Common English Bible                2010, 2011                 NA/BH
CEV    Contemporary English Version        1991, 1995                 ABS, Original langs.
DRB    Douay-Rheims Bible (aka DRV)        1582, 1609                 Latin Vulgate
ESV    English Standard Version            2001, 2007, 2011, 2016     Revised Std Ver 1971
GW     God's Word Translation              1995                       NA/BH
GNT    Good News Translation               1966, 1976, 1992           ABS, GNB/TEV

HCSB   Holman Christian Standard Version   1999, 2004, 2009           NA/BH
ISV    International Standard Version      2011                       NA/BH/DS
JSB    Jewish Study Bible 2ed, The         1917, 1985, 2004, 2014     JPS Tanakh, MT
KJV    King James Version (aka AV)         1611, 1769                 Bishop's Bible
LEB    Lexham English Bible                2010, 2011                 SB
MLB    Modern Language Bible (Berkeley V.) 1945, 1959, 1969, 1984     Original languages
NAB    New American Bible                  1970, 1986, 2011           Confraternity Bible
NASB   New American Standard Bible         1963, 1971, 1977, 1995     Amer Std Ver 1901

NCV    New Century Version                 1978, 1986, 1991           UB/BH/ST
NIrV   New International Reader's Version  1994, 1995, 1996           New Int'l Ver 1984
NIV    New International Version           1973, 1978, 1984, 2011     NA/BH/MT/DS
NJB    New Jerusalem Bible                 1985                       Jerusalem Bible
NKJV   New King James Version              1979, 1980, 1982           KJV, TR/MT
NLV    New Life Version (850 word vocab.)  1969, 1986                 Other translations
NLT    New Living Translation              1996, 2004, 2007, 2015     TLB, UB/NA/BH/ST
NSRV   New Revised Standard Version        1989                       RSV, BH/DS/ST

NWT    New World Translation               1950, 1961, 1984, 2013     Original languages
REB    Revised English Bible               1989                       New English Bible
MSG    The Message (Bible)                 1993, 2002                 Original languages
NET    The NET Bible (New English Trans.)  2005                       NA/BH/ST
TV     The Voice                           2008, 2011, 2012           Original languages
TNIV   Today's New International Version   2002, 2005                 New Int'l Ver 1984
WEB    World English Bible                 2000                       ASV, BM/BH/DS
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A few popular bibles listed above may be in decline, such as: GNT, MLB, NIrV, NJB or TNIV.
Four up coming bible translations are possible replacements or additions to the list:
CSB    Christian Standard Bible            2017
TPT    Passion Translation, The            2017
MEV    Modern English Version              2017
EXB    Expanded Bible, The                 2009, 2011
Recently released bibles have no established track record. Monitor their progress.
The KJV (Protestant) & DRB (Catholic) have been work-horse bibles for over 400 years.
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Below is a list of 14 complete English bible translations, each made by only 1 or 2
translaters since 1862 that are not on the above list of 31. In chronological order.

Abbr TRANSLATION NAME                                   Authors         Release Dates          Roots / Basis
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YLT  Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible      R. Young        1862, 1898             TR/BM
DAR  Holy Scriptures: A New Trans. from the Orig. Lang. J.N. Darby      1867, 1872, 1884, 1890 Original languages
EBR  Emphasized Bible, The                              J.B. Rotherham  1872, 1878, 1897, 1902 WH/BH
MRB  Modern Reader's Version, The                       R.G. Moulton    1895, 1917             ERV
FHB  Holy Bible in Modern English, The                  F. Fenton       1903                   Original languages
MNT  Holy Bible, A New Translation, The                 J. Moffatt      1913, 1922, 1926, 1935 Original languages
G&S  The Bible: An American Translation                 Goodspeed/Smith 1923, 1927, 1935, 1939 Original languages
PES  Holy Bible from Ancient Eastern Manuscripts, The   G.M. Lamsa      1933                   Peshitta
KNX  Holy Bible A Trans. fron the Latin Vulgate, The    R. Knox         1945, 1949, 1955       Latin, Heb, Greek
HNB  Holy Name Bible, The                               A.B. Traina     1950, 1963             Hebrew, Aram, Grk
AAT  Holy Bible, An American Translation, The           W.F. Beck       1962, 1976             Original languages
TLB  Living Bible, The                                  K.N. Taylor     1963, 1971             ASV, KJV, Greek
STB  Bible in Living English, The                       S.T. Byington   1972                   Original languages
CJB  Complete Jewish Bible                              D.H. Stern      1998                   Greek/MT
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Original language source texts:          NA = Nestle Aland greek text
BH = Biblica Hebraica hebrew text        SB = SBL Greek New Testament
BM = Byzantine Majority text             ST = Septuagint OT greek text
DS = Dead Sea Scrolls                    TR = Textus Receptus greek text
MT = Masoretic OT hebrew text            UB = United Bible Societies greek text
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7 Important but superceded bibles not on the above lists 3:
Abbr BIBLE                         Abbr SUPERCEDED BY
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ASV  American Standard Version  >  NASB New American Standard Bible
AMP  Amplified Bible            >  AHB  Amplified Holy Bible
GNB  Good News Bible (aka TEV)  >  GNT  Good News Translation
JB   Jerusalem Bible, The       >  NJB  New Jerusalem Bible, The
TLB  Living Bible, The          >  NLT  New Living Translation
NEB  New English Bible          >  REB  Revised English Bible
RSV  Revised Standard Version   >  ESV  English Standard Version
RSV  Revised Standard Version   >  NRSV New Revised Standard Version


The 56 different bibles (31+4+14+7) on the 4 lists above constitute the lion's share (80%+)
of bibles bought by and being read by people in the US. Wikipedia asserts that 450 million
copies the NIV have been sold worldwide.
See circulation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_International_Version


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Here is a list of 60 websites that have various types of information about the bible.

               C - comparisons of bible translations & bible guides
               D - downloadable bibles
               H - bible history
               I - bible information
               L - lists of bible translations
               S - searchable online bibles
               W - links to other websites with bible information
L - abibleverse.org L - gotquestions.org L - wikidot.com L - wikidot.com
L - holywordcafe.com L - libguides.lib.msu.edu L - ovc.edu L - tripod.com>
L - cokesbury.com L - bible.com L - textus-receptus.com L - thywordistruthkjv.com
L - tyndalearchive.com L - google.com L - allbibles.com L - auburn.edu
L - bessel.org L - bible-history.com L - wikipedia.org L - bible-researcher.com>
L - biblia.com L - blainerobison.com L - dailybibleonline.com L - derose.net
L - hickoryrock.org L - swapmeetdave.com L - masters-table.org L - net-comber.com
L - s8int.com L - onlinebaptist.com L - solarmythology.com L - thefullwiki.org
L - sacred-assembly.org L - thebaptistpage.net L - bibletranslations.info LS - htmlbible.com
LS - studybible.info LS - biblegateway.com LS - biblestudytools.com LS - studylight.org
S - unbound.biola.edu S - bible.com S - biblija.net S - blueletterbible.org
S - americanbible.org S - biblehub.com CI - skypoint.com I - wikipedia.org
C - christianbook.com C - apbrown2.net C - solagroup.org C - compassdistributors.ca
H - wikipedia.org H - greatsite.com D - ebible.org D - jw.org
W - net-comber.com W - net-comber.com W - ntgateway.com W - bible-researcher.com


By JCShook - 12/16/2017