Publishing and more
Another COG member, Philip Neal of Collinsville, Miss., who helped edit the translation and its helps, including commentaries and maps, comments in an essay in the front of the volume:
"While no translation is flawless, this translation far surpasses the standards of many recent English translations and has indeed fulfilled the requirements for a faithful translation."
Orders keep coming
Mr. Ellsworth reported that the first printing of 7,000 copies of the Bible is almost sold out, and 10,000 more are on order.
"A couple of weeks ago a Christian Science lady from Boston, in her 80s, ordered the Bible," he said, "because she had been looking 25 years for a Bible that was the way it was before the Catholics started fiddlin' with it, as she put it.
"I think something your readers need to know is this is the first complete Bible translation to emerge from the Ambassador College-Church of God arena."
Mr. Coulter credits the late Ernest Martin, Ph.D., Bible scholar, historian, educator and elder of the Worldwide Church of God, who began his study on the subject of the "inspired order" many years ago.
Dr. Martin wrote a scholarly thesis called The Design and Development of Holy Scripture concerning, among other things, what he concluded was the proper order of the biblical books.
"Some of Dr. Martin's original research is in the commentaries that make up this body of work," Mr. Ellsworth said.
The Bible, complete with its impressive leather binding, is available from Century One Books, 111 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Suite 300, Pasadena, Calif. 91105, U.S.A., at a special price for Journal readers of $95 plus $8 shipping and handling. The book can also be ordered by phone (800) 852-8346 or by postal mail.