Thomas Newberry Reference Bible of 1890 published in London

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Thomas Newberry Reference Bible of 1890 published in London

Several weeks ago, in a discussion on GAP THEORY, someone asked about the resource on the picture above. This is indeed the Thomas Newberry Reference Bible of 1890 published in London. It was not the first work to print or cite GAP THEORY, but was the first one to popularize it the English speaking world. It used traditional Jewish resources written/printed in Hebrew by rabbinic sources. This debunks the hypothesis that DAKE or SCOFIELD were the first ones to propose or popularize the GAP THEORY in English. The Newberry Study Bible was out of print for a long time, but just recently was put back to print and could be freely purchased. There’s also a free PDF copy of the first print available online.

The Holy Bible : arranged so as to give as far as possible the accuracy, precision and certainty of the original Hebrew and Greek scriptures on the pages of the Authorized version, by means of simple and appropriate signs, and with the divine titles distinguished and explained

The valuable Newberry Reference Bible (also known as the Englishman’s Bible) was edited by the Plymouth Brethren author Thomas Newberry and published in three different editions: Portable Edition in two columns (1875), Single Column Large Print in one column (1890), and Pocket Edition in verse format in double columns (1890).

Published 1890  | Spine title: The Newberry Bible

  • “Graphic scheme of the Greek prepositions”–p. xi N.T. introd
  • This work is generally known as “The Englishman’s Bible,” by Thomas Newberry–t.p. verso
  • Earlier edition of N.T. cited in Darlow & Moule, 1241
  • Massachusetts Bible Society
  • Accession No.1138–MBS bookplate
  • Accession date:November 15, 1933–MBS bookplate
  • paragraphed (and ‘special indentations’ for poetic sections),
  • single column bible
  • the full Greek and English side notes in the entire OT & NT ( original language on LHS, and english on RHS of this single column bible text)
  • the full inline special chars (signs) and bold highlighting of keywords* ( ie some words which are >1 in English but one word in Hebrew are indicated by an underscore)
  • all introductory Hebrew and Greek material (before OT and before NT)
  • NT Greek “Critical Apparatus” or “Critical Various Readings” bottom notes. ( and a table that lists the MSS that are referred to – which has the columns: ( Letters of MS. | Name of MS. | Century | Where kept | Contains ) && which defines if the ms are Codex, Fregmentum, Palimpsests, and if they are accompanied by a translation ( I assume this means if the ms has an official recognized translation).
  • large type handy reference edition

History of the Newberry Reference Bible (Englishman’s Bible)

Item Description: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1940. Leather Bound. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: y Very Good. London: Hodder and Stoughton, c. 1940. Very Good/very good. THE HOLY BIBLE so arranged as to give as far as possible, by means of simple and appropriate signs, the accuracy, precision and certainty of the original Hebrew & Greek . Designed both for the Biblical Student and for the Ordinary English Reader. The Newberry Bible. Old testament 728 pages on the basis of the authorized version. The divine titles are also i to xi , New Testament 214 pages plus indexed atlas 11 pages maps, temple rebuilt by Herod appendices. Oversize black leather cover silk sewn – title on spine gilt. Page edges gildedOwners name on blank page opp. title page. Some reference written to top of title page. Fold out “signs employed” chart to New testament well used and has tear near spine not affecting text the other fold out guide to the new testment in similar condition with a tear at outer fold. 210 mm x 140 mm c. 1940. n. Bookseller Inventory # 709

Publisher London : Hodder and Stoughton
Pages 1646
Language English
Call number b24718439
Digitizing sponsor Boston Library Consortium Member Libraries
Book contributor School of Theology, Boston University
Collection schooloftheologybostonu; theology; blc; americana; bostonuniversitylibraries
Notes Tight inner margins.

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John Kissinger [01/01/2016 7:20 PM]
and the original discussion where it was first mentioned

Stan Wayne [01/01/2016 11:12 PM]
Thank you

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