Work on the 'The Holy Bible in Modern English' began in 1853 by a London businessman named Ferrar Fenton (1832–1920). The complete Bible was first published in 1903, though some individual bible 'books' were published as separate volumes during the preceding 11 years.
Fenton is well known 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".
Fenton is an exciting translation that shows respect and gives clarity in many areas where other translations fall short. This Bible is described as being "translated into English direct from the original Hebrew, Chaldee, and Greek languages."
Welcome to the new blog section. Join us in this exciting effort to display the works of Ferrar Fenton! The Holy Bible in Modern English is now fully digitized and can be seen for it's creative and artistic beauty as well as for the spiritual edification that we all need through the daily study of the scriptures.
This project actually began in 2012 when the conversion of scanned images, using OCR software, revived a very beautiful but tangled digital version of Ferrar Fenton's work. The major part of the editing, including verse alignment, OCR errors and chapter breaks took over one year. Still, as we go there are minor fixes to punctuation and a few odd necessary edits.
In its very raw form, 'The Holy Bible in Modern English' went online with a free but very undependable web hosting service in 2014, where it has been ever since.
With thanks to the generosity of others, just recently, the site has been moved to its current home. This hosting service is by far superior to the previous but costs are high so we are maintaining an ad service to help offset the costs.
|ARA JO1 1:1||
We evangelize to you that which was from the beginning, that which we have heard and we have seen, that which we have perceived with our eyes and we have touched with our hands- him who is The Word of Life.
|ARA JO1 1:2||And The Life was revealed and we perceived and we testify and we proclaim to you the Life Eternal, that which was with The Father and was revealed to us.|
|ARA JO1 1:3||And the thing which we have seen and heard we show also to you, that you will have communion with us, and our communion is with The Father and with his Son Yeshua The Messiah.|
|ARA JO1 1:4||And these things we write to you that the joy which we have in you may be complete.|
|ARA JO1 1:5||And this is The Good News that we have heard from him and we evangelize to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness at all in him.|
|ARA JO1 1:6||And if we say that we have communion with him and we walk in darkness, we are lying, and we are not informed of the truth.|
|ARA JO1 1:7||But if we walk in The Light as he is in The Light, we have communion with each other and the blood of Yeshua his Son purges us from all of our sins.|
|ARA JO1 1:8||And if we shall say we do not have sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.|
|ARA JO1 1:9||But if we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and he will purge us from all our evil.|
|ARA JO1 1:10||And if we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar and his word is not with us.|