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Comment: Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication: 1941
Binding: cloth
Edition: First Edition
Condition: Good
Description: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall The New Testament rendered into the Basic English system which uses a vocabulary of only 1000 words to give the sense of anything which may be written in English. Solid clean copy.
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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Cambridge; First Edition edition (1941)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000GKU0J0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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This out of print translation can be got online but its useful to have a copy. The Bible In Basic English (BBe) was translated by Professor S. H. Hooke using 850 Basic English words, with 100 words that were helpful to understand poetry added along with 50 "Bible" words. This is the New Testament which was published in 1941 originally.

The 1,000 words were designed for communicating the Bible to those with limited education or where English is a second language, and this still functions. However, there is a secondary benefit, that for some will be a reason to make this favoured choice. It moves the Bible from being a literary text to one laden with punchy, earthy meaning, a lively communication to people that has its own merit. Remember that fishermen were not scholars. There are versions of the two separate part Old Testaments and a combined Bible and collectable editions, but it is maybe time it was reissued.
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