Bible (Fenton) 08, 13-14, 16-22, 25, 27: Holy Bible in Modern English, The: Psa…


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The Holy Bible in Modern English, commonly known as the Ferrar Fenton Bible, was one of the earliest translations of the Bible into "modern English" (i.e., English as spoken and written in the 19th and 20th centuries).

Work on the translation was begun in 1853 by a London businessman named Ferrar Fenton (1832–1920). The complete Bible was first published in 1903, though parts were published as separate volumes during the preceding 11 years. Fenton spent approximately fifty years working on his translation, with his sole goal 'to study the Bible absolutely in its original languages, to ascertain what its writers actually said and thought'. Fenton had acquired a great learning and understanding of ancient Sanskrit, Greek, Hebrew and Latin through being a distinguished member of the Royal Asiatic Society. As a tradesman he also had access to numerous ancient Septuagint and Masoretic manuscripts to aid in his translation, and he also used Brian Walton's Polygot Bible (1657) for minimal referencing.

The translation is noted for a rearranging of the books of the Bible into what Fenton 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", but to a lesser degree as "LORD" and to a much lesser degree as "JEHOVAH" (such as in Numbers chapter 15). The Bible is described as "translated into English direct from the original Hebrew, Chaldee, and Greek languages."

Notable as well, is Ferrar Fenton's restoration of the Psalms into the musical verse form as close to the original as he could get. The Psalms were, quite literally, songs, complete with instructions for the "choirmaster" as well as descriptions of the appropriate musical instruments to be used. Today Psalm 48, Psalm 137, and Psalm 23 are still sung in churches, albeit to tunes not the original. Summary by Wikipedia. (18 hr 25 min)

Chapters

Psalms 1-20 29:20 Read by Mark Penfold
Psalms 21-40 41:51 Read by Mark Penfold
Psalms 41-60 35:35 Read by Mark Penfold
Psalms 61-80 47:53 Read by Mark Penfold
Psalms 81-100 34:23 Read by Mark Penfold
Psalms 101-118 39:28 Read by Mark Penfold
Psalm 119 15:15 Read by Mark Penfold
Psalms 120-135 14:43 Read by Mark Penfold
Psalms 136-150 25:18 Read by Mark Penfold
Proverbs 1-6 17:50 Read by Mark Penfold
Proverbs 7-12 18:14 Read by Mark Penfold
Proverbs 13-18 19:01 Read by Mark Penfold
Proverbs 19-24 20:24 Read by Mark Penfold
Proverbs 25-31 22:25 Read by Mark Penfold
Job 1-7 21:57 Read by Mark Penfold
Job 8-14 21:51 Read by Mark Penfold
Job 15-21 21:37 Read by Mark Penfold
Job 22-28 16:34 Read by Mark Penfold
Job 29-35 23:03 Read by Mark Penfold
Job 36-42 21:24 Read by Mark Penfold
Song of Songs 18:10 Read by Mark Penfold
Ruth 15:31 Read by Mark Penfold
Lamentations 21:24 Read by Mark Penfold
Ecclesiastes 33:41 Read by Mark Penfold
Esther 33:00 Read by Mark Penfold
Daniel 1-6 40:02 Read by Mark Penfold
Daniel 7-12 30:47 Read by Mark Penfold
Ezra 1-5 21:30 Read by Mark Penfold
Ezra 6-10 26:01 Read by Mark Penfold
Nehemiah 1-6 22:50 Read by Mark Penfold
Nehemiah 7-13 42:16 Read by Mark Penfold
1 Chronicles 1-7 44:09 Read by Mark Penfold
1 Chronicles 8-14 30:10 Read by Mark Penfold
1 Chronicles 15-22 32:06 Read by Mark Penfold
1 Chronicles 23-29 33:25 Read by Mark Penfold
2 Chronicles 1-9 36:15 Read by Mark Penfold
2 Chronicles 10-18 30:35 Read by Mark Penfold
2 Chronicles 19-27 36:51 Read by Mark Penfold
2 Chronicles 28-36 48:40 Read by Mark Penfold

Reviews


(3 stars)

Read very clearly and the person reading tried to emphasize different people's voices. My only complaint is I don't thing some of the pronunciation was correct, but otherwise seemed accurate.