Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Digital American Standard Version (DASV)

Yesterday I ran across a fascinating project by Dr. Ted Hildebrandt, Professor of Biblical Studies and Greek at Gordon College. He took the (now) public domain American Standard Version of 1901 and modernized the language. Hildebrandt copyrighted his new translation only so another couldn't come along and steal his work but he has released the complete Bible over the internet for free use.

In the few places I've looked I agree with the translation philosophy; Hildebrandt apparently hasn't made it gender neutral (one big reason I love and preach from the ESV). It appears to be a solid update to a solid translation.

(By the way, I bought two programs on CD-ROM years ago, Hebrew and Greek tutorials, that Hildebrandt wrote. He is the one who taught me to sing the Hebrew alphabet to the tune of Yankee Doodle Dandy!)

DASV Old Testament
DASV New Testament