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Version 2.17 (In Progress)

This version is expected to be released before the end of 2022.

Changes to be made:
  • Incorporate changes from recently released critical text NA28.
  • Incorporate changes from recently released CTAT Volume 5.
  • Complete Book of Sirach.
  • Several other misc. updates.

  • Version 2.16

    This version was released for publishing on February 24, 2012.
    Title: "UPDV Updated Bible Version 2.16"
    ISBN: 978-1470070830

    Changes made:
  • Luke Chapters 1 and 2 removed.
  • Further changes made to the endings of Luke and Mark.
  • Several other misc. updates.
  • Click Here for the list of all changes from Version 2.15 to 2.16.

  • Version 2.15

    This version was released for publishing on April 25, 2011.
    Title: "UPDV Updated Bible Version 2.15"

    Changes made:
  • Abhor translated more literally as stink in some places.
  • Several instances of 'that' changed to 'who'.
  • Several instances of 'candlestick' changed to 'lampstand'.
  • Several other misc. updates.
  • Click Here for the list of all changes from Version 2.14 to 2.15.

    Version 2.14

    This version was released for publishing on July 6, 2009.
    Title: "UPDV Updated Bible Version 2.14"

    Changes made:
  • Sirach is now included through and ends at Chapter 16:23.
  • The word 'belt' has been translated more literally as loincloth.
  • Several instances of 'that' changed to 'who'.
  • Several other misc. updates.

    Version 2.13

    This version was released on May 12, 2008.
    Title: "UPDV Updated Bible Version 2.13"

    Changes made:
  • Chapter 6 of the Wisdom of Sirach is now included through verse 17.
  • References to the root word meaning silver is now translated literally as silver instead of money.
  • Several instances of 'that' changed to 'who'.
  • Several other misc. updates.

    Version 2.12

    This version was released on January 5, 2008.
    Title: "UPDV Updated Bible Version 2.12"

    Changes made:
  • Chapters 4 and 5 of the Wisdom of Sirach are now included.
  • Several instances of 'that' changed to 'who'.
  • Several other misc. updates.
  • The Laridian and Palm Bible Plus formats are now discontinued. Please try using the iSilo format for a portable device.


    Version 2.11

    This version was released on September 11, 2006.
    Title: "UPDV Updated Bible Version 2.11"

    Changes made:
  • Identified use of 'Memra' in some parts of the Old Testament. This may serve as the background to understanding the meaning of The 'Speech' in John 1:1. This is indicated by underlining which is only visible in the printed, PDF, Word, and .lit formats. Click here for more information about The Speech in John 1:1.
  • The word for 'mouth' was more consistently translated as 'mouth' instead of using words such as 'commandment'. For example: Gen 45:21, Exo 17:1, and Num 4:49.
  • Matthew 3:4 and 15:33 (new numbering) were revised to follow parallel accounts in other Gospels (see Matthew Reconstruction documents on the web site home page).
  • Several other misc. updates.

    Version 2.10

    This version was released on February 1, 2006.
    Title: "UPDV Updated Bible Version 2.10"

    Changes made:
  • Several instances of 'that' changed to 'who'.
  • 1 Samuel 13:1 follows literal Hebrew text. See footnote at that verse.
  • Typographical errors corrected.
  • Several other misc. updates.

    Version 2.09

    This version was released on September 26, 2005.
    Title: "UPDV Updated Bible Version 2.09"

    Changes made:
  • The Book of Acts was removed.
  • The Book of John ends at John 19:35.
  • The ending of Luke was reconstructed.
  • Several other misc. updates.
  • Additional information on changes to this version can be found by reviewing the footnotes and the Appendix.

    Version 2.08

    This version was released on June 19, 2005.
    Title: "UPDV Updated Bible Version 2.08"

    Changes made:
  • 1 Maccabees added.
  • Several other misc. updates.
  • Additional information on changes to this version can be found by reviewing the footnotes and the Appendix.
  • Click Here for the list of all changes from Version 2.07 to 2.08.

    Version 2.07

    This version was released on May 5, 2005.
    Title: "UPDV Updated Bible Version 2.07"

    Changes made:
  • Chapters 2 and 3 of the Wisdom of Sirach are now included.
  • Several other misc. updates.
  • Click Here for the list of all changes from Version 2.06 to 2.07.

    Version 2.06

    This version was released on April 2, 2005.
    Title: "UPDV Updated Bible Version 2.06"

    Changes made:
  • Additional information on changes to this version can be found by reviewing the footnotes and the Appendix.
  • Information about the translation of John 1:1 is available by clicking below:
         Web Format or PDF Format
  • Click Here for the list of all changes from Version 2.05 to 2.06.

    Version 2.05

    This version was released on November 12, 2004.
    Title: "UPDV Updated Bible Version 2.05"

    Changes made:
  • Spelling of Nathanael changed to Nathaniel.
  • Updates to Matthew 7:29, 11:19, 14:4,5,9,10,11, 14:33, 17:10, Rev 2:23, 11:1-2, Psa 68:1, Jer 4:22,25, and Lam 5:11.
  • Small number of formatting changes made.
  • Some information in the Appendix updated.

    Version 2.04

    This version was released on September 22, 2004.

    Changes made:
  • Matthew contained a significant number of verses which were unattested or lacked appropriate context. As a result, Matthew is now reconstructed and renumbered. See the appendix for more information.
  • John Chapter 21 is likely to be the addition of someone other than the original author of the first 20 chapters. Accordingly, Chapter 21 has been placed into the appendix. See the appendix for more information.
  • Several other misc. updates.

    Version 2.03

    This version was released on September 2, 2004.

    Changes made:
  • Research into the early history of the Book of Matthew has revealed passages which are not likely to be original. These have been placed in the footnotes or the appendix. See the appendix for more information.
  • Updates to Matthew 1:16, Luke 1:27, 1:34, 2:5, 3:23, and Isaiah 7:14. See footnotes at these passages for further information.
  • Several other misc. updates.

    Version 2.02

    This version was released on July 17, 2004.

    Changes made:
  • Chapter 1 of the Wisdom of Sirach is now included. Due to new manuscripts found in the last 110 years, the Book of the Wisdom of Sirach is being carefully reviewed and integrated into the Bible. This will be done on a chapter-by-chapter basis as completed. See the appendix for more information.
  • Due to technical issues involving the integration of Sirach, only some of the downloadable formats are available in this version. Other formats may be downloaded from previous versions.
  • Some instances of 'whoever' corrected to 'whomever'.
  • Several other misc. updates.

    Version 2.01

    This version was released on June 14, 2004.

    Changes made:
  • Names and titles of God in the New Testament were matched to the Old Testament when possible. See the appendix for more information.
  • Matthew 11:19 and Luke 11:41-42 reviewed and updated. See appendix.
  • 2 Samuel 12:31 and 1 Chronicles 20:3 were reviewed and updated. See appendix.
  • Malachi 2:10-16 was reviewed and updated. See footnotes there.
  • Several other misc. updates.

    Version 2.0

    This version was released on April 11, 2004.

    Changes made:
  • Most instances of the word 'shall' changed to 'will'.
  • The word 'that' was generally replaced by 'who' when referring to people.
  • Book order changed to place the New Testament before the Old Testament, and the Book of John before Matthew in the PDF, Word, iSilo, and MS Reader formats.
  • Proverbs, Job, and Song of Songs formatted in poetical form.
  • Font changed to Tahoma in printed edition reducing size by about 100 pages.
  • Several other misc. updates.

    Version 1.9

    This version was released on December 4, 2003.

    Changes made:
  • Clarifications made in Daniel 9 (seventy weeks), 1 John 5 (sin to death).
  • Psalm 2 and 30 formatted and updated.
  • Small number of misc. changes for consistency.
  • Chapters containing changes: Ge 16, 42, 1Ki 8, 2Ki 1, 2Ch 6, Job 9, 19, Ps 2, 30, 37, 127, 135, 138, 142, Isa 22, Da 9, 10, Mt 1, 3, 10, Mr 1, 1Co 7, 1Jo 5

    Version 1.8

    This version was released on October 31, 2003.

    Changes made:
  • Additional archaic words and forms updated in those books not indicated below in version 1.7.

    Version 1.7

    This version was released on October 15, 2003.

    Changes made:
  • Additional archaic words and forms updated, especially Genesis-2Kings.
  • PDF file to provide better quality and include linking to the Table of Contents and footnotes.
  • Paragraph spacing in John and Acts.
  • iSilo file updated for recently released iSilo version 4. Works with iSilo versions 3 and 4.

    Version 1.6

    This version was released on September 5, 2003.

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