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.)
THIS ARTICLE ONLY AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS.
FOR QUICK ACCESS:
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.
Get six issues (one year) of Touchstone PLUS full online access including pdf downloads for only $39.95. That's only $3.34 per month!
Get a one-year full-access subscription to the Touchstone online archives for only $19.95. That's only $1.66 per month!
Order Touchstone subscriptions in bulk and save $10 per sub! Each subscription includes 6 issues of Touchstone plus full online access to touchstonemag.com—including archives, videos, and pdf downloads of recent issues for only $29.95 each! Great for churches or study groups.
Transactions will be processed on a secure server.
more from the online archives
calling all readers
"There are magazines worth reading but few worth saving . . . Touchstone is just such a magazine."
—Alice von Hildebrand
"Here we do not concede one square millimeter of territory to falsehood, folly, contemporary sentimentality, or fashion. We speak the truth, and let God be our judge. . . . Touchstone is the one committedly Christian conservative journal."
—Anthony Esolen, Touchstone senior editor