American Revised Version

The American Revised Version is more a creation of the publishing world than an actual translation. When the English Revised Version was being prepared, the translation committee invited American scholars to participate. The Americans had certain preferences that were not included in the text but were noted in an appendix. The American Committee agreed to wait twenty years before releasing their own translation (which they did in 1901 - called the American Standard Version). However, some publishers began incorporating the American preferences into the text (without the authorization of the American Committee) and calling it the American Revised Version.

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New Testament - 1881


Title: American Version | The | New Testament | of | Our Lord and Saviour | Jesus Christ | Translated out of the Greek: | Being the Version set forth A.D. 1611 compared with the most ancient | authorities and revised A.D. 1881 | With the Readings and Renderings Preferred by | The American Committee of Revision | Incorporated Into the Text | by | Roswell D. Hitchcock, D.D. | President of the Union Theological Seminary, New York
Date: 1881
Publisher: New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert
Contents: New Testament
References: Taliaferro-BVE CN00257, Taliaferro-EELBV 7640.106
Images: Title page

Comparative Version - ARV & KJV - 1881


Title: Americanized Comparative Edition. The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Containing both the Authorized, or King James Version, and the new Revised Version of 1881. Americanized: Having the American Committee's preferences incorporated into the text, and the English placed in the appendix. Comparative: Showing the two versions on parallel pages for comparison. Text of Old Version, Am. Bible Society's Edition. Text of New Version, Oxford, Large Pica Edition.
Date: 1881
Publisher: Hubbard Bros., Publishers: Philadelphia; Boston; Cincinnati, Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas City; C.R. Blackall & Co: New York; A.L. Bancroft & Co.: San Francisco, Cal.
Contents: New Testament
References: Taliaferro-BVE CN00257, Taliaferro-EELBV 7640.107.
Images: Cover, Title page
Comment: An identical edition was published by J. S. Goodman & Co. in Chicago in 1881.

Complete Bible - 1898


Title: The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments Translated out of the Original Tongues Being the Version Set Forth A.D. 1881-1885 With the Readings and Renderings Preferred by the American Revision Companies Incorporated in the Text, and with Copyright Marginal References. Printed for the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge
Date: 1898
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press, American Branch and Cambridge University Press.
Contents: Protestant Bible
References: Chamberlain 33-1, Herbert 2077, Hills 2092, Taliaferro-EELBV 7640.110.
Images: Bible Title page New Testament Title page.

Interwoven Gospels


Title: The | Interwoven Gospels | and | Gospel Harmony | The Four Histories of Jesus Christ Blended Into a | Complete and Continuous Narrative in the | Words of the Gospels, With a Com- | plete Interleaved Harmony | According to the REVISED VERSION of 1881 | with the readings and renderings preferred by the AMERICAN Committee of Revision | incorporated into the text by President Roswell D. Hitchcock, D.D., of the | Union Theological Seminary, New York | Compiled by | Rev. William Pittenger | Author of "Oratory, Sacred and Secular" and "Extempore Speech," | "The Great Locomotive Chase," etc. | Eleventh Thousand, Revised Edition | Boston | The Pilgrim Press | Chicago
Date: 1888
Publisher: The Pilgrim Press: Boston
Contents: Gospels
Images: Title page


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