WEB World English Bible

World English Bible [WEB]

Summary

The World_English Bible (also known as the WEB) is a freeware updated revision of the American Standard Version (1901). It is one of the only public domain, modern-English translations of the entire Bible. It is freely distributed using electronic formats. The Bible was created on the base of the ASV by volunteers on the ebible.org project and edited by Rainbow Missions, Inc., a Colorado nonprofit corporation. The translation also includes the following Apocryphal books. Translation theory…

Translation philosophy

The work is based on the 1901 American Standard Version English translation, the Greek Majority Text, and the Hebrew Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia with some minor adjustments made because of alternate readings found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Septuagint. These alternate readings are usually ignored or restricted to the footnotes. The translation process included seven passes of editing and proofreading for each book. An initial automated pass updated approximately 1,000 archaic words, phrases and grammatical constructs. The first manual pass added quotation marks (the ASV had none) and other punctuation and compared the translation to the Greek and Hebrew texts in areas where significant textual variants or meanings were unclear.

Features

The World English Bible claims to be one of the few English-language Bibles custom translated to be understood by most English-speakers worldwide, eliminating the need for data-processingbased or computer operating system-specific internationalizations. Work on the World English Bible began in 1997 and it was first known as the American Standard Version 1997.

The World English Bible project was started in order to produce a modern English Bible version that is not copyrighted, does not use archaic English (such as the KJV), and is not translated intoBasic English (such as the Bible In Basic English). The World English Bible follows the American Standard Version’s decision to transliterate the Tetragrammaton, but uses “Yahweh” instead of “Jehovah” throughout the Old Testament. The British and Messianic Names editions as well as the Apocryphal books and New Testament use the traditional forms (e.g., the LORD). wikipedia.org

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