Book Reviews -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Central Bible Quarterly
Volume: CENQ 02:3 (Fall 1959)
Article: Book Reviews
Author: Anonymous

Book Reviews

HOLY BIBLE, The Berkeley Version in Modern English, Gerrit Verkuyl, editor-in-chief (Zondervan Publ. House, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1959, Regular $7.95, Deluxe $10.95).

A most significant appearance is that of this new version, not a revision, produced by scholars all of whom are evangelicals holding a high view of Scripture. Among the twenty translators are to be found faculty members from Dallas Theological Seminary, Calvin Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary, Wheaton. College, and Asbury College. The work, the’ product of twenty years of preparation, is based on the originals and presents “the Book of the Ages in the language of today.” The text is in readable paragraphs with accompanying dates of events wherever possible, and is footnoted to supply important points of fact. No corrections of the original texts have been presumed; the pronouns in reference to deity are capitalized; and the much criticized error of the RSV in Isa. 7:14 is corrected to say “the virgin shall conceive.” For those desiring any text other than the King James or more readable than the American Standard, we encourage an acquaintance with this new rendering. Ps. 90; 1, 2 is rendered: “Lord, Thou hast been our home in successive generations. Before the mountains were given birth, or Thou didst bring forth the earth and the world, yes, from age to age, Thou art God.”

Dr. M. James Hollowood

TEACHERS’ NEW TESTAMENT With Notes and Helps (Baker Book House, Grand Rapids 6, Mich., 1959, 656 pages, $3.95).

This is a Baker reprint of the 1912 edition produced by Thomas Nelson and Sons. It is small, almost pocket size in durable cloth, and for text uses the American Standard Version. Each book is preceded by an introduction from the pen of one of the scholars highly regarded around the turn of the century. Explanatory footnotes are included at the bottom of each page; also a full page chronology of the Acts and Epistles. A worthy addition to the library of the thorough Sunday School teacher.

STARLIGHT PATHS FOR PILGRIM FEET by Merrill F. Unger (Dunham Publ. Co., Findlay, Ohio, 1958, 192 pages, $3.00).

The author presents an insight into the Scriptural references made to the starry heavens in a unique, devotional style. Using the starlit heavens as his subject, Dr. Unger writes of a progressive lesson which God desires to teach His children. The book begins with pertinent applications drawn from celestial subjects as viewed from eternity past, and follows the child of God through testings tr...

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