|The Word Made Fresh|
|Old Covenant||New Covenant|
This version was written by Andy Edington, President Emeritus of Schreiner Junior College and High School, in Texas. Through his work with young people at school, with inmates of a state prison, and with church groups, the author has tried to create an interest in reading the Bible among the uninterested.
It is neither a commentary nor a new translation, nor is it a substitute for reading one of the excellent modern translations. This paraphrase is not the work of a professionally trained Biblical scholar, even though Dr. Edington spent countless hours of devoted study and rich experience in preparing it.
He recognized how stale we can make the Bible seem when we read it with dull and imaginative hearts. He accepted a challenge from friends to create this work. In this version he has used familiar places and personal names, but footnotes them. It is also full of humor and wisdom.
I had the privilege of speaking with one of Dr. Edington's colleagues about his work and this version. I learned how successful he has been in teaching and lecturing people of all ages about the Bible.
Eakin Press (1988)
[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]
In the beginning God created everything from nothing, for there was no earth or heaven and darkness was total and only the spirit of God moved.
In the very beginning was the Word. God made all things, nothing has ever existed, or will ever exist, except it be made by God.
Comparisons which include this version:
Commandments or Clean Robes?
God So Loved the World
The Hebrew Synoptic Gospels
The Israelites and Baal-Peor
Jude's Advice About Saving People
The Lord Is My Shepherd: An Anthology
Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread
A Reference to the Trinity
Sabbaths and Sundown
The Song of Solomon
The Speech Problem of Moses
The Story of the Adultress