Bible in BASIC English

basic English translation of the Bible

The Bible in BASIC English (also known as the BBE) is a translation of the Bible into BASIC English. The BBE was translated by Professor S. H. Hooke using the standard 850 BASIC English words. 100 words that were helpful to understand poetry were added along with 50 "Bible" words for a total of 1,000 words.

Bible in BASIC English
Full name: Bible in BASIC English
Abbreviation: BBE
NT published: 1941
Author(s): S. H. Hooke (ed.)
Textual basis: Hebrew / Greek
Version revised: 1965
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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At the first God made the heaven and the earth. And the earth was waste and without form; and it was dark on the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God was moving on the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Genesis 1:1 in other translations
For God had such love for the world that he gave his only son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.

John 3:16 in other translations

The New Testament was published in 1941 and the Old Testament was published in 1949.[1]

References change

  1. Metzger, Bruce M. (2001). The Bible in Translation: Ancient and English Versions. Baker Books. pp. 163–164. ISBN 978-1-58558-349-2.

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