February 15th, 2012
New section on TWTY: Apocrypha
Well, I’m either insane, bored, or just eager to fill up all of my time with numerous other projects, but there’s another new section just started on TWTY today: The Apocrypha Section (which also includes Pseudepigraphical and Deuterocanonical books under an all-inclusive title). The page more or less explains what I’m doing, but a quick overview will suffice (ie, quoting from the page I just linked to =P)
Branching out from the usual ‘Scriptural’ books that people read, there are actually several other books, written by Jews or early followers of the Messiah & Gnostics, that didn’t make it into the Biblical Canon, yet are still quite interesting to read. Unfortunately, whilst there are already translations available for such works, they’re either very old and sound almost KJV-ish (example: http://tinyurl.com/6wnz9x4), or not easily readable or downloadable (example: http://tinyurl.com/7qk7byk). I have sought to rectify this, bringing a new, up to date translation of the underlying Greek and/or Hebrew texts, plus allowing them to be easily downloaded, read, and studied to see just exactly how they may differ from the Canonised books, and determine exactly why they didn’t receive Canoninity.
There will be three versions of each one: First) The sole English translation; Second) The underlying Greek and/or Hebrew text used only; and Third) Parallel English and underlying Language, in verse order.