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The Bible (Fenton) 01-07, 09-10: Holy Bible in Modern English: Genesis - Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel

Ferrar Fenton Bible

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Work on the translation began in 1853 by a London businessman called Ferrar Fenton (1832–1920). The complete Bible was first published in 1903, though parts were published as separate volumes during the preceding 11 years. The translation is noted for a rearranging of the books of the Bible into what the author believed was the correct chronological order. In the Old Testament, this order follows that of the Hebrew Bible. The name of God was translated throughout the Old Testament as "The Ever-Living". The Bible is described as "translated into English direct from the original Hebrew, Chaldee, and Greek languages." For his translation of the Book of Job which appeared in 1898, Fenton was assisted by Henrik Borgström. This was "rendered into the same metre as the original Hebrew, word by word and line by line". His translation of the New Testament is based on the Greek text of Westcott and Hort. The ordering novelty in the New Testament is that it places the Gospel of John and the First Epistle of John at the beginning before the Gospel of Matthew, thus placing the Acts of the Apostles immediately after the Gospel of Luke. Notable as well, is Ferrar Fenton's restoration of the Psalms into the musical verse form as close to the original as he could get. The Psalms were, quite literally, songs, complete with instructions for the "choirmaster" as well as descriptions of the appropriate musical instruments to be used. Today Psalm 48, Psalm 137, and Psalm 23 are still sung in churches, albeit to tunes not the original. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

21h 34m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:03


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:08


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

22:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

28:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:12


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

21:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

29:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

28:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

33:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

31:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

31:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

24:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

35:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

25:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

28:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

26:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

22:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

33:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

31:10