Henry Alford

Click here for sample verses from the version by Henry Alford.

Henry Alford was also associated with the revision of the King James Version produced by "Five Clergymen" in the 1850s and 60s.

1870 Edition

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Title: The New Testament / Of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ / After the Authorized Version / Newly compared with the original Greek, and revised, / by Henry Alford, D. D. / Dean of Canterbury
Date: 1870
Publisher: London, England (U.K.): Strahan & Co.
Contents: New Testament. – Preface, Contents
References: Chamberlin 559-2, Herbert 1972, Taliaferro-EELBV see 7470.
Images: Cover, Title page
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv-Birnbaum, Karlsruhe, Germany
Comments: Clothbound small octavo; X, (2), 430 & 6 pp. Scripture text in double column, brief explanatory notes, alternate readings and cross references in footnotes.

The Preface (3 pp) written in Canterbury, Feb. 12, 1869, states: »It seemed to the Reviser, and to some others, that the time was ripe for an effort to be made to publish the English New Testament in a form more consonant to the new ascertained ancient Greek text, and with corrections of inadequate renderings. (…) He utterly repudiates for his revision any aim to be adopted in any place as a substitute for the Authorized Version. (…) His wish mainly is to keep open the great question of an authoritative Revision.«

Moody Press Reprint - 1950

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Title: The New Testament for English Readers Containing the Authorized Version, Marginal Corrections of Readings and Renderings, Marginal References and a Critical and Explanatory Commentary by Henry Alford, D.D. Dean of Canterbury
Date: Moody Press edition 1950, First Edition 1870
Publisher: Moody Press: Chicago
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin 557-2, Hills 2555, Herbert see 1972, Taliaferro-BVE CN00115, Taliaferro-EELBV 7470.
Images: Jacket Title page

Genesis & Exodus (1-25)

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Title: The Book of Genesis and Part of the Book of Exodus: / A Revised Version, with Marginal References, / and an / Explanatory Commentary. /
By / Henry Alford, D. D.
Date: 1872
Publisher: London, England (U.K.): Strahan & Co.
Contents: Book of Genesis, Exodus I to XXV. – Preface
References: Chamberlain 204-7
Images: Title page
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv–Birnbaum. Karlsruhe/ Baden. Germany

Comments: Hardcover octavo, sewn binding, IV & 338 pp.; Scripture text in single column. Copious explanatory notes, cross references in double column footnotes.

W[illiam] T[homas] B[ullock], the editor, wrote a two-paged preface, dated Kensington, June, 1872, as "the late Dean of Canterbury“, Henry Alford had passed away on Jan 12, 1871. His plan to write a commentary on the Old Testament, with the first volume on the Pentateuch, had come to an end with the 25th chapter of Exodus: »It is due both to his memory and to those whose instruction he laboured, that the unfinished volume should be published exactly as he left it. Pains have been taken to make the publication as accurate as possible.«


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