It was billed back in the 70s as the Simple English Bible. So far, it’s just the New Testament, no word on the whole Bible. The people broke away from World Bible Translation Center in Dallas. Became International Bible Translators. Had Jack Lewis, Hugo McCord, and Clyde Woods as translators, among others. Put it in the hands of a denominational publisher, Destiny Image. Renamed it The Great Book: Plain English Bible. Google Books has much of it in their collection.

Cover of New Jerusalem Bible

* I’m always on the lookout for good stuff on the Internet relating to the Bible. I have my ultrasecret list of online Bible versions. But this find I’ll share with you, discovered this morning, which stamps the “wealth” part of the post title as genuine: the New Jerusalem Bible. A shame the notes don’t come with it, but freebers can’t be freeloaders. Request: could some geek set this up for MacSword (after getting permission)? Continue reading