|The Bible Designed to Be Read as Literature|
|Old Covenant||Apocrypha||New Covenant|
This volume is designed to present a selection of the greater part of the English Bible as literature. It is intended for all readers, of whatever belief, opinion, or bringing-up. It is not the first attempt, but the selection and arrangement of it are new. Ernest Sutherland Bates is the editor and arranger.
The following purposes are given:
There is an introduction to each book. Within this is described the literary type of the book. At the back are two short appendices: "A Note on Translations" and "Dates of the Books."
It contains much of the Old Testament and the New Testament, and part of the Apocrypha.
William Heinemann (1930??)
[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.