A Twenty-First-Century Bible

A Twenty-First-Century Bible recognises that the Bible is not the easiest book to read. As a consequence, it presents the Bible in a new and perhaps more readable way.

It uses the complete text of the Bible and rearranges the narrative into historical order, with two or more versions of the same story merged together. It recognises that the modern reader does not always know the culture and thinking behind the biblical events; it irons out some of the anomalies in the original text; and it reinstates cultural aspects of biblical thinking which have been lost in modern translations.

The text is presented in two types: a translation of the original languages in normal print; and some additions—to help the flow of the narrative and to enlighten the reader to some of the cultural background and meaning—in italics. Each volume is divided into two parts for easier reading.

1. The Promised Land

The first book in the series. It is divided into two sections (A. The Narrative; and B. YHWH’s Laws) and takes the reader on a journey from Abraham to Joshua.

Pages: 507
Published: October 2013, through Xlibris
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-4836-9431-3
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-4836-9430-6

2. Establishing the Kingdom

The second book in the series . It is divided into two sections (C. The Narrative; and D. Songs, Sayings, and YHWH’s Temple) and continues the journey from the Judges to Solomon.

Pages: 527
Published: April 2016, through Xlibris
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-5144-4593-8

Paperback: ISBN 978-1-5144-4592-1

3. Prophets and Kings

The third book in the series. It is divided into two sections (E. Narrative, and F. Songs) and continues the journey from the division of the kingdom to the destruction of Jerusalem.

Pages: 437
Published: May 2018, through Xlibris
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-5434-0777-8

Paperback: ISBN 978-5434-0776-1

4. Exile and Restoration

The fourth book in the series. It is divided into two sections (G. Narrative, and H. Songs) and continues the journey from the destruction of Jerusalem to the restoration of Israel.

Pages: 331
Published: June 2019, through Xlibris
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-7960-0279-9
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-7960-0278-2

5. The New Covenant

The fifth, and last book in the series. It is divided into two sections (I. Narrative, and J. Letters) and continues the journey from the birth of Jesus to the apostle John’s revelation on Patmos.

Pages: 501
Published: 5th November 2020, through Xlibris
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-6641-0022-0
Paperback: ISBN 978-6641-0021-3