|New Century Version|
|Full name:||New Century Version|
|Other names:||The Youth Bible|
|Complete Bible published:||1991|
|Textual Basis:||NT: United Bible Societies' Greek text, third edition. OT: Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, with Septuagint influence.|
|Translation type:||Free translation|
|Reading Level:||Fifth grade|
The New Century Version of the Bible is a revision of the International Children's Bible. The ICB is aimed at young readers and those with low reading skills/limited vocabulary in English. It is written at a 3rd grade level (from the introduction) and is both conservative and evangelical in tone. The New Testament was first published in 1978 and the Old Testament followed in 1986. The ICB was revised somewhat to be a bit more sophisticated (reading level grade 5) and was dubbed the New Century Version. This revised version was first published in 1991.
Recently, the New Century Version text has been combined with notes containing advice on teenage issues to form "The Youth Bible", and was updated in 2007. The NCV is now available as a stand alone version.
- Article by Michael Marlowe
- Article by Ken Anderson
- Comparison of English Bible versions (by Thomas Nelson Publishing)
Shows the approximate reading levels, distinctive features, theological affilitation and sample text (based on Heb 1:1,2).
|This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at New Century Version. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.|