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  Bible Societies
Some efforts were made to provide a systematic dissemination of Bibles as early as the time of Charles I of England, and before the formation of Bible societies on a scale of world-wide activity, there existed a number of organizations which made Bible distribution a feature of their work.
At present, the British and Foreign Society is governed by an executive committee of 36 laymen, 15 from the Church of England, 15 dissenters, and 6 foreign members who must reside in or near London.
The Danish Bible Society dates form 1814, the Russian from 1812; a Bible society was founded in Finland in 1812, one in Norway in 1815, and one in the Netherlands 1813, one in Malta in 1817, and one in Paris 1818.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/b/bible_societies.html   (1884 words)

 New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. II: Basilica - Chambers | Christian Classics Ethereal ...
1.Precursors of the British and Foreign Bible Society.
Precursors of the British and Foreign Bible Society.
The constitution of the society was soon afterward prepared; the Rev. John Owen, of the Church of England, was added to the staff of the society as a third secretary, and on nomination of Lord Teignmouth, a former governor-general in India, the Rev. C.
www.ccel.org /ccel/schaff/encyc02.bible_societies.html   (4920 words)

 The Bible Societies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The attitude of the church toward the Bible societies is one of unmistakable opposition.
You are aware, venerable brothers, that a certain Bible Society is impudently spreading throughout the world, which, despising the traditions of the holy Fathers and the decree of the Council of Trent, is endeavoring to translate, or rather to pervert the Scriptures into the vernacular of all nations.
The distribution of Arabic Bibles in North Africa and the Middle East by the United Bible Societies is a combined effort of Protestants and Roman Catholics.
www.temcat.com /Liberty/standish/bibletrans/mbtu23.htm   (2397 words)

 The Clapham Sect, The Ghost Society, & The Word of God
British and Foreign Bible Society ~1804~Founder was Lord Teignmouth of the Clapham sect.
Eugene A. Nida wrote in his book, "Bible Translations: An Analysis of Principles and Procedures, with Special Reference to Aboriginal Languages", that the revisers of the New Testament recommended the use of the Greek text edited for the British and Foreign Bible Society.
Bible reviser, B.F. Westcott wrote in 1886 to the Archbishop of Canterbury, "No doubt the language of the rubric is unguarded, but it saves us from the error of connecting the presence of Christ's glorified humanity with place: heaven is a state and not a place."
www.seekgod.ca /ghostsociety.htm   (2537 words)

 P.E. Church Net - Bible Society
The Bible Society was established in Cape Town on 23 August 1820 as a branch of the British and Foreign Bible Society which had been founded in London 16 years earlier.
By publication: The Bible Society is primarily responsible for the publication of Bibles and Bible portions in all the official languages of South Africa.
The Bible Society of South Africa is, in close co-operation with, and by commission of the Church of Jesus Christ, the only organisation responsible for making the Bible available to ALL PEOPLE in their OWN LANGUAGE at an affordable price.
www.pechurchnet.co.za /resource/biblesoc.htm   (785 words)

 The British & Foreign Bible Society in London 1819   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The British and Foreign Bible Society in London 1819
The auxiliary societies, which exist to an amazing extent, in the metropolis and suburbs, as well as throughout the kingdom, are entitled to purchase at prime cost; and subscribers procure them at 25 per cent.
Of the efficiency of the Russian Bible Society alone, some idea may be formed from the fact, that within four years of its establishment, it had published, or was engaged in publishing, not fewer than forty-three editions of the Sacred Scriptures in seventeen different languages, forming a grand total of 196,000 copies!
www.londonancestor.com /leighs/rel-bible.htm   (326 words)

 William Carey, D. D. (1761-1834): Colleagues/ Bible Translation
From their work came six complete Bibles, three others that were nearly so, 20 New Testaments, and at least a gospel in five more languages." Further, related to Bengali, "Carey's translation of Matthew was printed in 1800, his first NT in 1801, and the first complete Bengali Bible in 1809.
Martin, Roger H. "Anglicans and Baptists in Conflict: The Bible Society, Bengal and the Baptizo Controversy," The Journal of Ecclesiastical History.
Lord Teignmouth, President of the British and Foreign Bible Society, on the Present Character of the Institution.
www.wmcarey.edu /carey/bib/colleagues_bible.htm   (1115 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) was founded on the 8th of February, 1966.
Before then, the Society was under the supervision of the British and Foreign Bible Society (BFBS), which had operated in Nigeria as far back as 1954.
The United Bible Societies (UBS) is a world-felllowship of National Bible Societies joined together for consultation, mutual support and action in their common task of archieving the widest possible, effective and meaningful distrbution of the Holy Scripture and of helping people interact with the word of God.
www.biblesociety-nigeria.org   (482 words)

 Bible Network News :: Europe & Middle East - Approaching the Bible through the arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Bible Society is providing financial support for the 'pop opera' Luv Esther, which is based on the biblical story of Esther.
The British and Foreign Bible Society is supporting the show, which may later tour Europe, the USA and South Africa.
Partners of the Bible Society in the campaign include Watershed, Bristol's art house cinema, and Circomedia, a Bristol-based circus training school.
www.biblenetworknews.com /europe_middleeast/061505_uk.html   (560 words)

 Janus: Cambridge University Library: British and Foreign Bible Society's Library
The library and archives of the British and Foreign Bible Society (founded 1804) were deposited in Cambridge University Library in 1984/5.
Records of local Bible Society branches and papers of people employed by the Society would be accepted.
George Browne The history of the British and Foreign Bible Society to the close of its Jubilee in 1854, 2 vols (London 1859).
janus.lib.cam.ac.uk /db/node.xsp?id=EAD/GBR/0374   (236 words)

 British and Foreign Bible Society
This event took place four years before the society was formed and it is believed that it was Mary's determination to obtain a Bible that inspired him to found the society.
An interdenominational Protestant lay society with international representatives in London, its aim was to provide vernacular translations of the Scriptures available to people of all races at an affordable price.
It is now often known as the Bible Society and is part of a global alliance of the one hundred and thirty societies which form the world wide fellowship of United Bible Societies.
www.fulwood.org.uk /magazine/fmcmag/2004/harvest/bfbs.php   (395 words)

 British and Foreign Bible Society Act 1955
Being an Act to incorporate the British and Foreign Bible Society in Papua New Guinea, and for related purposes.
The corporation shall hold all Society property on trust to use and appropriate it, or permit the use and appropriation of it, for the purposes of the Society as contained in the Charter, as amended from time to time.
A lessee, mortgagee, purchaser, person taking on exchange or other person paying rent or other money to the corporation is not bound to see to the application of the rent or other money, and the receipt of the corporation or of the Secretary is a sufficient discharge.
www.worldlii.org /pg/legis/consol_act/bafbsa1955296   (709 words)

 December 10: Publication of Borrow's Bible in Spain
Its author was George Borrow, an agent for the British and Foreign Bible Society.
His Bibles were seized, but demand for them was so great that the greedy officials became the distributors, selling the confiscated books to the highest bidders and lining their own pockets with the money.
History of Christianity is a survey course designed to stimulate your curiosity by providing glimpses of some of the pivotal events in the spread Christianity and sketches of great Christian figures who have significantly affected Christian history thereby shaping the history of the world.
chi.gospelcom.net /DAILYF/2001/12/daily-12-10-2001.shtml   (631 words)

 UNITED BIBLE SOCIETIES AND ROME   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Thus the Trinitarian Bible Society’s birth in 1831 was a testimony to the apostasy of the British and Foreign Bible Society, a founding member of the United Bible Societies.
That was the year the UBS presented a copy of the new Italian interconfessional Bible to the Pope: “The Italian Bible Society recently presented Pope John Paul II with a copy of a new Italian interconfessional Bible in a ceremony at the Vatican.
The presentation of the Bible to Pope John Paul II was made by Luca Bertalot, the young grandson of the Italian Bible Society’s general secretary Revd Dr. Renzo Bertalot.
www.wayoflife.org /fbns/ubsrome.htm   (4269 words)

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Not only do the Bible societies have a great influence around the world through their Bible translation and distribution activities, but their influence is increased by the fact that their Greek text and vernacular versions are used by most Christian groups, even many which are strongly Bible-based.
If the Bible societies are correct in their assumption that the text of the Protestant Reformation was gravely defected, the great work of God during the hundreds of years prior to this century was based upon a corrupted Bible.
Bratcher and his companions in the Bible societies who hold similar views are evil false teachers, wolves in sheep's clothing, and should be dismissed from their churches and denominations as such.
www.textfiles.com /occult/CHRISTIAN/unholy.txt   (17806 words)

 British and Foreign Bible Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
These Bible Societies expanded rapidly at the end of the 18th century as a result of the establishment of various Missionary Societies.
The most important of the Bible Societies was the British and Foreign Bible Society that produced biblical texts in 700 languages and dialects.
The United Bible Societies was established in 1946 to improve cooperation between the various societies.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /REbible.htm   (183 words)

 Bible Society of South Africa - Good news for all for ever
Radio interview about the 200th anniversary of the Bible Society movement with the Rev Gerrit Kritzinger, General Secretary of the Bible Society of South Africa.
Special event in Knysna, Sedgefield and Wilderness to mark the 200th anniversary of the Bible Society movement.
Special event in Durban to mark the 200th anniversary of the Bible Society movement — Festival of song and praise at the 'Ned Geref' Church, Westville at 16:00.
www.biblesociety.co.za /biblesociety/events.asp   (682 words)

That was a year before the first Bible Society was formed in 1780 to circulate the English Bible among soldiers and sailors; and, a quarter of a century before his own success led to the formation in 1804 of the British and Foreign Bible Society.
From the time of his youth, when he realised the self-evidencing power of the Bible, Carey’s unbroken habit was to begin every morning by reading one chapter of the Bible, first in English, and then in each of the languages, soon, numbering six, which he had himself learned.
Three months after the complete and magnificent plan of translating the Bible into all the languages of the far East, which the assistance of his two colleagues and the college of Fort William led Carey to form, had been laid before Fuller in Northamptonshire, the British and Foreign Bible Society was founded in London.
www.biblebelievers.com /carey/Carey10.html   (8355 words)

Word in Action – News for Bible Society supporters.
It's 8:32: Time to set the truth free – New campaign launched as 'Bible poverty' still exists on a global scale.
Your gift can help people who have not experienced the Bible in their language.
www.biblesociety.org.uk   (99 words)

 March 7: What's a Bible worth to you?
Her pluck and determination led to the formation of a major Bible society.
Key supporters of the nascent society were members of the Clapham sect, those well-placed evangelicals who did so much to improve society in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
When the Society did not decide quickly enough against the practice, the Scottish withdrew and formed their own highly effective society.
chi.gospelcom.net /DAILYF/2001/03/daily-03-07-2001.shtml   (595 words)

 Cheap Bibles: Nineteenth-Century Publishing and the British and Foreign Bible Society (Cambridge Studies in Publishing ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The cheap Bibles of nineteenth-century Britain were not only read in millions of homes, embodying the Protestant principle of access to the Scriptures, but were also potent symbols of national virtue.
In an age of social ferment cheap Bibles--most published by the British and Foreign Bible Society--represented both the promise of mass literacy and the benefits of industrialization.
In an age of social ferment, cheap Bibles - most published by the British and Foreign Bible Society - represented both the promise of mass literacy and the benefits of industrialisation.
www.campusi.com /isbn_0521393396.htm   (406 words)

 Translations of the Bible Used by Abdu'l-Baha
According to the note on the title page, this Bible was translated in Beirut by the American Bible Society, and was circulated from New York as early as 1816.
The Bible was translated from Hebrew, Chaldean and Greek texts by the British and Foreign Bible Society.
The Bahá'í World Centre Library holds copies of other old editions of Arabic and Persian translations of the Bible that were widely used by the Bahá'ís in the East from the early days of the Faith.
bahai-library.com /?file=uhj_translations_bible_abdulbaha   (376 words)

 History of English Bible Revision
The Baptist Board of Foreign Missions have not been under the impression that the American Bible Society was organized upon the central principle that baptizo and its cognates were never to be translated, but always transferred, in all versions of the Scriptures patronized by them..." [Armitage pp.
Then in the heat of the Society it so far forgot the object of its organization as to vote down by an overwhelming majority the very principle on which it was organized.
One of the enduring creations of the Cecil Bloc is the Society for Psychical Research, which holds a position in the history of the Cecil Bloc similar to that held by the Royal Institute of International Affairs in the Milner Group.
watch.pair.com /revision.html   (11281 words)

 Andover-Harvard Library - Bible Exhibit - 6. Bible Translations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Although the Jesuits, who began missionary work in China in the sixteenth century, had translated portions of the Bible, it was not until 1810 that Protestant missionaries began to translate and publish systematically the Scriptures into Chinese.
Robert Morrison (1782-1834), the first Protestant missionary to China, was a British Presbyterian appointed by the London Missionary Society.
On receiving a copy of this Gospel, the British and Foreign Bible Society made a grant of £500 to Morrison as an incentive to continue his work.
www.hds.harvard.edu /library/exhibits/online/bible/6.html   (461 words)

 American Bible Society - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The American Bible Society (ABS) is a group, founded in 1816, that publishes, distributes, and translates the Bible.
In 2000-2001, ABS distributed 4,113,106 Bibles and 8,322,112 copies of the New Testament.
ABS is headquartered in New York, where it also maintains an extensive archive of editions of the Bible, many of them rare or otherwise unusual.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_Bible_Society   (220 words)

 World Report 346, December 1999 -- Looking Back
The British and Foreign Bible Society was founded in 1804; the following extracts are taken from its annual reports.
The Committee authorised Mr Heath to dispense free grants of Bibles and Testaments among those who had lost their copies by the hurricane last year which devastated Bermuda, St Kitts, and Nevis.
A similar gift to the value of £10 was sent to the Rev J H Darrell, Wesleyan Minister, of St Vincent, for discreet distribution by himself and his colleagues among the sufferers there.
www.biblesociety.org /wr_346/346_look.htm   (374 words)

 British and Foreign Bible Society Annual Reports | CWC Periodical Detail
Officers, Committees, the Report itself, laws and regulations of the Society, an Appendix of correspondence referred to in the Report, a list of subscribers and a balance sheet.
Contributions from auxiliary societies are later added, as well as cash grants made to sister societies abroad.
The Appendix of letters swells greatly until 1840, but is thereafter used for lists of contributions, statements of accounts, grants made, etc. 35,000 Abstracts of the Report were printed in 1871, and 13,000 Welsh Abstracts.
research.yale.edu:8084 /missionperiodicals/viewdetail.jsp?id=675   (145 words)

 Knight of Columbus Scribe/Exegete reviews Zondervan's Today's New International Version Bible. It's Not Complete! Los ...
The 19th century saw publishers, led by the British and Foreign Bible Society, voluntarily omit them.
Here is a quote from Memorial Bibles International of Nashville, TN from their authorized King James Version's Introduction.
When Luther translated the Old Testament from Hebrew, those books were of course absent; but recognizing their presence in the Latin Bible, Luther translated them and put them in a group by themselves, between the Testaments.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2005/2/emw206538.htm   (806 words)

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