Works Begins on the English Revised Version of the Bible

Works Begins on the English Revised Version of the Bible

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Scholars begin work on the English Revised Version of the Bible. The New Testament will be released in 1881, the Old Testament in 1885, and the Apocrypha in 1894.

The purpose this revision of the King James Version of the Bible is to adapt it "to the present state of the English language without changing the idiom and vocabulary" while also adapting it to the "present standard of Biblical scholarship."

The work on the English Revised Version is conducted by scholars from different Christian denominations in Britain with a few American scholars contributing via correspondence. The ERV translations will become the basis for the American Standard Version (ASV) which will be published in America in 1901.

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