Steven T. Byington [1868-1957] - Congregationalist and sometime seminary student of meager means. Had a speech impediment which precluded the fulfilling of his desire to be a preacher. The manuscript was completed by Byington at age 83 after 40 years of diligent work, but with no publisher at hand. The Watchtower Society obtained publication rights after his death. Byington was not a Jehovah's Witness.
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Title: The Bible in Living English Translated by Steven T. Byington
Date: 1972 (reprinted 1973)
Publisher: Watchtower Bible and Tract Society: New York
References: Chamberlin p. 50-2, Taliaferro-BVE CN00042, Taliaferro-EELBV 8105.
Images: Cover, Title Page
Comments: The first printing in 1972 consisted of 100,000 copies. The second printing in 1973 consisted of 50,000 copies. A third printing in 1979 apparently consisted of 25,000 copies (The printing information in the 1979 edition says "Total printing as of 1979: 175,000 Copies).
Comments: A copy sold on ebay (item 260191669728) for $77.00 in December of 2007.