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The purposes were, first, to adhere as closely as possible to the original languages of the Holy Scripture and, secondly, to make the translation in a fluent and readable style according to current English usage.
The King James Version is the basis for the English Revised Version (New Testament, 1881; Old Testament, 1885). The American Standard Version (1901) is the American counterpart. The American Standard Version is the basis for the New American Standard Version, started in 1959. There was an attempt to preserve the qualities of scholarship and accuracy of the American Standard Version. Decisions about English renderings were made by a team of educators and pastors. A review and an evaluation were made by other Hebrew and Greek scholars.
The aids used were as follows: the latest edition of Biblia Hebraica; recent light from lexicography, cognate languages, and Dead Sea Scrolls; and the twenty-third edition of Novum Testamentum Graece. "Elohim" was translated to God; "Adonai" to Lord; and "YHWH" to Lord usually, but to God when it appears with "Adonai."
Footnotes are used only for clarification. Thou, thee, and thy are used only when addressing Deity. Personal pronouns for Deity are capitalized. In the New Testament, small capitals are used to indicate quotations from the Old Testament or allusions to Old Testament texts.
Lockman Foundation (1977)
[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with
God, and the Word was God.
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Additions and Omissions in the Synoptic Gospels
Entering His Rest
The Epistle of James
From Eternity or From Ancient Times?
The Fringe on the Borders of a Garment
God So Loved the World
The Hebrew Synoptic Gospels
Horses from Egypt and Kue
The Israelites and Baal-Peor
The Letters of Paul
Offering Sacrifices to the He-Goat
Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread
Sabbaths and Sundown
Scripture Inspired by God
The Sides of the Court of the Tabernacle
Some Variations in the Book of Acts
The Song of Solomon
The Story of the Adultress
Those Who Work Iniquity
Words with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures