Bible (Fenton) 01-07, 09-10: Holy Bible in Modern English, The: Genesis - Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel

FERRAR FENTON BIBLE ( - )

Work on the translation began in 1853 by a London businessman called Ferrar Fenton (1832–1920). The complete Bible was first published in 1903, though parts were published as separate volumes during the preceding 11 years. The translation is noted for a rearranging of the books of the Bible into what the author believed was the correct chronological order. In the Old Testament, this order follows that of the Hebrew Bible. The name of God was translated throughout the Old Testament as "The Ever-Living". The Bible is described as "translated into English direct from the original Hebrew, Chaldee, and Greek languages." For his translation of the Book of Job which appeared in 1898, Fenton was assisted by Henrik Borgström. This was "rendered into the same metre as the original Hebrew, word by word and line by line". His translation of the New Testament is based on the Greek text of Westcott and Hort. The ordering novelty in the New Testament is that it places the Gospel of John and the First Epistle of John at the beginning before the Gospel of Matthew, thus placing the Acts of the Apostles immediately after the Gospel of Luke.

Notable as well, is Ferrar Fenton's restoration of the Psalms into the musical verse form as close to the original as he could get. The Psalms were, quite literally, songs, complete with instructions for the "choirmaster" as well as descriptions of the appropriate musical instruments to be used. Today Psalm 48, Psalm 137, and Psalm 23 are still sung in churches, albeit to tunes not the original.

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Genre(s): Bibles

Language: English

Group: Bible (Fenton)

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Genesis 1-7 Mark Penfold
00:26:49
Play 02 Genesis 8-14 Mark Penfold
00:23:02
Play 03 Genesis 15-21 Mark Penfold
00:27:52
Play 04 Genesis 22-28 Mark Penfold
00:37:04
Play 05 Genesis 29-35 Mark Penfold
00:32:51
Play 06 Genesis 36-42 Mark Penfold
00:33:33
Play 07 Genesis 43-50 Mark Penfold
00:37:18
Play 08 Exodus 1-8 Mark Penfold
00:30:45
Play 09 Exodus 9-16 Mark Penfold
00:37:44
Play 10 Exodus 17-24 Mark Penfold
00:29:42
Play 11 Exodus 25-32 Mark Penfold
00:37:05
Play 12 Exodus 33-40 Mark Penfold
00:35:45
Play 13 Leviticus 1-7 Mark Penfold
00:25:07
Play 14 Leviticus 8-14 Mark Penfold
00:36:57
Play 15 Leviticus 15-21 Mark Penfold
00:30:35
Play 16 Leviticus 22-27 Mark Penfold
00:33:54
Play 17 Numbers 1-5 Mark Penfold
00:29:01
Play 18 Numbers 6-10 Mark Penfold
00:25:24
Play 19 Numbers 11-15 Mark Penfold
00:23:47
Play 20 Numbers 16-20 Mark Penfold
00:23:13
Play 21 Numbers 21-25 Mark Penfold
00:21:40
Play 22 Numbers 26-31 Mark Penfold
00:30:13
Play 23 Numbers 32-36 Mark Penfold
00:22:07
Play 24 Deuteronomy 1-5 Mark Penfold
00:28:15
Play 25 Deuteronomy 6-10 Mark Penfold
00:19:21
Play 26 Deuteronomy 11-15 Mark Penfold
00:21:50
Play 27 Deuteronomy 16-21 Mark Penfold
00:22:23
Play 28 Deuteronomy 22-25 Mark Penfold
00:15:30
Play 29 Deuteronomy 26-29 Mark Penfold
00:23:28
Play 30 Deuteronomy 30-34 Mark Penfold
00:23:11
Play 31 Joshua 1-6 Mark Penfold
00:21:01
Play 32 Joshua 7-12 Mark Penfold
00:29:17
Play 33 Joshua 13-18 Mark Penfold
00:22:30
Play 34 Joshua 19-24 Mark Penfold
00:28:40
Play 35 Judges 1-7 Mark Penfold
00:33:27
Play 36 Judges 8-14 Mark Penfold
00:31:52
Play 37 Judges 15-21 Mark Penfold
00:31:42
Play 38 1 Samuel 1-6 Mark Penfold
00:24:22
Play 39 1 Samuel 7-12 Mark Penfold
00:22:58
Play 40 1 Samuel 13-18 Mark Penfold
00:35:51
Play 41 1 Samuel 19-24 Mark Penfold
00:25:49
Play 42 1 Samuel 25-31 Mark Penfold
00:28:07
Play 43 2 Samuel 1-6 Mark Penfold
00:26:05
Play 44 2 Samuel 7-12 Mark Penfold
00:22:19
Play 45 2 Samuel 13-18 Mark Penfold
00:33:13
Play 46 2 Samuel 19-24 Mark Penfold
00:31:09