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Translation Of the Bible Diagram

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A) INTRODUCTION.

B) THE VULGATE.

C) THE TEXTUS RECEPTUS.

D) THE NESTLE-ALAND TEXT.

 

 

A) INTRODUCTION

 

 

See my Bible Study:  “BIBLE VERSIONS AFTER 1881.”

 

Almost all translations use the “Masoretic Text” to translate the Old Testament.  Therefore, I will only discuss the New Testament translations here.

 

There are basically Three used Manuscripts for the translations used today for the New Testament.

 

1) The “VULGATE,” which is Catholic in origin.

2) The “BYZANTINE” or “TEXTUS RECEPTUS.”

3) The “CRITICAL TEXT” or “ALEXANDRIAN” or better known today as the “NESTLE-ALAND TEXT.”

 

 

B) THE VULGATE

 

 

From the “Vulgate” was translated the “Wycliffe Bible,” the “Douay-Rheims Bible,” which is the standard Roman Catholic bible used today, and the “William Tyndale Bible.”

 

From the “William Tyndale Bible,” was translated the “Great Bible.”

 

 

C) THE TEXTUS RECEPTUS

 

 

From the “Textus Receptus” was translated both the “Bishops Bible” and the “Geneva Bible.”  From Both of these originated the “King James Version.”

 

From the “King James Version” came the “New King James Version.”

 

 

D) THE NESTLE-ALAND TEXT

 

 

Here is where it can get a little confusing, as most Bibles tend to barrow from previous versions.  However, the “English Revised Version” heavily barrowed from the “King James Version,” but used the “Nestle-Aland Text” for its basis.

 

From the “Nestle-Aland Text” was translated the “New International Version” and the “New American Bible” and the “Holman Christian Standard Bible.”

 

From the “New American Bible” came the “New American Bible Revised Edition.”

 

From the “Holman Christian Standard Bible” came the “Christian Standard Bible.”

 

From the “Nestle-Aland Text” and the “English Revised Version” was translated the “American Standard Version.”

 

From the “American Standard Version” came the “Revised Standard Version” and the “New American Standard Version” and the “Living Bible.”

 

From the “Revised Standard Version” came the “New Revised Standard Version” and the “English Standard Version.”

 

From the “New Revised Standard Version” came the “New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition.”

 

From the “Living Bible” came the “New Living Translation Bible.”

 

Now you need to see my Bible Study:  “BIBLE VERSIONS AFTER 1881.”  See also, “BIBLE, VERSIONS (NEW) EXPOSED.”

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