Bibliotheca: Complete Clothbound Set
FREE U.S. SHIPPING (Contiguous)
Note: Signature not required for delivery*
About the Translation, The American Literary Version of the Biblical Library
Reviewed by Ph.D. biblical language experts holding positions at institutions such as Oxford, Emory, Wheaton, Fuller, and Ashland Theological Seminary – who, without damaging the literary quality of the base translation, suggested many changes to bring the translation up to par with where textual criticism and Greek and Hebrew lexicography currently stand.
Exceptionally literal among contemporary translations, preserving considerably more of the concreteness, strangeness, ambiguity, repetition, and grammatical structure (parataxis and syntax) of the original languages, and allowing the reader to more closely encounter the intricate, often perplexing texts of the biblical library.
Archaic pronouns and verbs have been replaced with modern equivalents—“thou” with “you,” “doth” with “does,” etc.
While explicitly archaic and obscure English vocabulary has been removed, the characteristic literary quality of the base translation has been preserved wherever possible; e.g.
*All orders placed through the shop will be delivered without signature-required service (if no one is present to receive the package when it is delivered, it will be left). The customer is responsible for providing a secure delivery address. The seller is not responsible for items stolen or lost after confirmed delivery. If you would like to place an order with signature-required delivery service, please contact email@example.com.