NRISEV Update by Christopher Bailey

NRISEV Update

Christopher Bailey presents: The Preface to the New Revised International Standard English Version

In April of 1947, the Standing Committee on Biblical Affairs issued an invitation to a number of other Committees to meet for the purpose of considering the basis on which a body might be formed to establish the parameters for issuing a call to a number of religious bodies to address the question of the process to adopt for beginning to assemble a Commission to meet the long-felt need for an up-to-date translation of the Holy Bible into English.

By the beginning of 1948, the various Committees invited had agreed on a location for their meeting, and within less than two years a document had been drafted that specified the principles on which invitations were to be issued. It was decided to issue invitations to religious bodies representing major English-speaking denominations on both sides of the Atlantic. (The idea of inviting representatives from Australia had been considered, but without a suitable research budget the Committees were unable to establish with certainty that English was spoken in Australia.)

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Christopher Bailey , a Lutheran, writes about everything from Arthurian mythology to wireless networking. He spent a decade on the Upward Path in corporate America, but now must be counted among the backsliders.

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