American Bible Union - Bible 1912

Complete Bible 1912

In this version of the New Testament the Greek for baptize was translated as both immerse and baptize. Both were considered part of the text and either or both could be used when reading the text. The New Testament of this Bible is the Fourth edition of the American Bible Union New Testament.

The Old Testament revision was prepared by:
Prof. Barnard C. Taylor, D.D. of Crozer Theological Seminary - Revised the work of Prof. T.J. Conant of Genesis, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, Job Psalms and Proverbs. He also translated Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
Prof. J. R. Sampey, D.D. of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Translator of 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and Lamentations
President William R. Harper, President of the University of Chicago - Translator of Isaiah and the Minor Prophets
Prof. Ira M. Price, D.D. of the University of Chicago - translator of Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel
Prof. J.M.P. Smith of the University of Chicago revised the proofs of Dr. Harper's work.

The New Testament revision was prepared by J. W. Willmarth.

The complete "An Improved Edition" Bible can downloaded/read from the following four web pages:
Internet Archive - Canadian Libraries
Internet Archive - American Libraries
Google Books
Open Library


Title: The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, An Improved Edition (Based in Part on the Bible Union Version)
Date: 1912 (reprinted 1913)
Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society: Philadelphia
Contents: Bible
References: Chamberlin 36-3; Herbert 2175; Hills 2209, Taliaferro-EELBV 7715.120.
Images: 1912 Title page, 1912 New Testament Title page, 1913 Title page, 1913 New Testament Title page
Facsimile: A PDF facsimile of the 1912 edition is available online at

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