Common English Bible
AUTHOR: 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 denominations worked on the translation team
AVAILABILITY: Immediate download and unlock of module
- It’s easier than any other Bible translation to read and understand
- It’s broader in its development than any other translation for greater trustworthiness.
- 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 denominations worked on the translation team
- 77 reading specialists did field testing in 13 denominations
Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible combines a commitment to both accuracy and readability. The result is a new version of the Bible the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand with ease. Written in today's modern English, the Common English Bible was created through the careful work of 120 leading biblical scholars from 24 faith traditions and thorough field tests by 77 reading groups.
The Common English Bible is not simply a revision or update of an existing translation. It is a bold new translation designed to meet the needs of Christians as they work to build a strong and meaningful relationship with God through His Word.
A key goal of the translation team is to make the Bible accessible to a broad range of people; it’s written at a comfortable level for over half of all English readers. As the translators have done their work, reading specialists from more than a dozen denominations have reviewed the texts to ensure a smooth and natural reading experience. Easy readability can enhance church worship and participation, and personal Bible study. It also encourages children and youth to discover the Bible for themselves, perhaps for the very first time.
The Common English Bible is committed to the whole church of Jesus Christ. To achieve this, the CEB represents the work of a diverse team with broad scholarship, including the work of over one hundred and seventeen scholars—men and women from twenty-two faith traditions in American, African, Asian, European and Latino communities. As a result, the English translation of ancient words has an uncommon relevance for a broad audience of Bible readers—from children to scholars.
Read more at www.CommonEnglishBible.com
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