The Bible (Fenton) NT06-NT27: Romans to Revelation

FERRAR FENTON BIBLE ( - ), translated by Ferrar FENTON (1832 - 1920)

Work on the translation began in 1853 by a London businessman named 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. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Bibles

Language: English

Group: Bible (Fenton)

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Romans 1-5 Mark Penfold
00:19:07
Play 02 Romans 6-10 Mark Penfold
00:20:31
Play 03 Romans 11-16 Mark Penfold
00:21:26
Play 04 1 Corinthians 1-5 Mark Penfold
00:14:51
Play 05 1 Corinthians 6-10 Mark Penfold
00:19:14
Play 06 1 Corinthians 11-16 Mark Penfold
00:26:35
Play 07 2 Corinthians 1-6 Mark Penfold
00:17:31
Play 08 2 Corinthians 7-13 Mark Penfold
00:21:26
Play 09 Galatians Mark Penfold
00:20:05
Play 10 Ephesians Mark Penfold
00:19:02
Play 11 Philippians Mark Penfold
00:14:05
Play 12 Colossians Mark Penfold
00:12:47
Play 13 1 Thessalonians Mark Penfold
00:11:21
Play 14 2 Thessalonians Mark Penfold
00:06:47
Play 15 1 Timothy Mark Penfold
00:15:41
Play 16 2 Timothy Mark Penfold
00:11:57
Play 17 Titus/Philemon Mark Penfold
00:10:02
Play 18 Hebrews 1-6 Mark Penfold
00:15:09
Play 19 Hebrews 7-13 Mark Penfold
00:28:15
Play 20 James Mark Penfold
00:16:14
Play 21 1 Peter Mark Penfold
00:15:25
Play 22 2 Peter Mark Penfold
00:09:56
Play 23 2-3 John/Jude Mark Penfold
00:09:50
Play 24 Revelation 1-5 Mark Penfold
00:20:27
Play 25 Revelation 6-11 Mark Penfold
00:20:52
Play 26 Revelation 12-16 Mark Penfold
00:17:29
Play 27 Revelation 17-22 Mark Penfold
00:26:36