The Bible is a collection of Christian scripture. It is composed of the Old and New Testament. The Old Testament is recognized by the Jews and the Christians. The New Testament consists of books recognized by the Christian church from the 4th century. The Roman Catholic Bible also includes the Apocrypha.
The first English translation of the Bible is by Miles Coverdale (priests) in 1535. The Authorized or King James Version was followed in 1611. You can navigate to this site to know more about the bible timeline poster.
The Authorized Bible was revised in 1959 by the British and Foreign Bible Society. It is named Revised Standard Version and is widely used and very popular because of its more simple written form.
Language in the King James Version of the beautiful and poetic though sometimes difficult to understand, especially for children. Another revision is underway around the same time.
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It is known as The New English Bible. The New Testament portion of The New English Bible first appeared in 1961 and the Old Testament and the Apocrypha were published in 1970.
Since the publication of this translation, many others have appeared on the market. Among them is The Living Bible, The Good News Bible, and the New International Version. The latter first appeared in 1973 and then revised in 1983.
Bible options today are wide and very much a matter of personal choice. There was a study of the Bible, the Bible of the Child, Large Print Bible, Teenage Bible, Reference Bible, Bible reflection, and many others.