Edward Ernest Cunnington

This work is an attempt to give the English reader a version of the New Testament free from the irritating blunders in English that disfigure the Revised Version of 1881; to translate rather than baldly to construe; and to make the contests more agreeable and intelligible reading than they have been; but neither paraphrasing, nor lowering the dignity of the original; in a word, to get smooth, clear, correct English. (note opposite title page)

Click here for sample verses from the 1919 and 1926 versions by E. E. Cunnington.

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Title: The Adelphi New Testament ✜ The New Testament / Otherwise called: The New Covenant of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ / A Revision of the Version of a. D. 1611 by the Rev. E. E. Cunnington
Date: 1919: second edition, revised
Publisher: Adelphi, London, England (U.K.): T. Fisher Unwin Ltd.

Contents: Introduction; New Testament, 6 Appendixes
References: Taliaferro-EELBV 7730.110
Images: Spine, Title page
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv–Birnbaum. Karlsruhe, Baden. Germany
Comments: Cloth board octavo, 392 pp. E.E. Cunnington wrote a 14 paged Introduction from his Vicarage in Llangarron, Ross, Herefordshire, on April 26th, 1919; therein he unfolds the reason for his new revised translation; he describes the general remarks and the Greek text used from E. Nestle´s NT Graece edited and brought out by the BFBS. There‘s no mention of his first edition published in 1914. -The Scripture text is set in a single column, chapters and verses are numbered, alternate readings and word explanations in the footnotes. Some notes on New Testament topics are to be found in a 4 page appendix.

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Title: The New Testament (or Covenant) of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ a translation based on the version of A.D. 1611 by the Rev. E.E. Cunnington, M.A. Formerly Vicar of Llangarron, Herefordshire
Date: 1926 (First edition 1914)
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons Ltd.: London
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin 569-4, Herbert 2188, Taliaferro CN00270, Taliaferro-EELBV 7730.130.
Images: Spine, Title page
Description: Hardcover, 160 mm, p. xxxv, [b], 522. Includes an Introduction (p. vii-xxxv) with sections on "Reasons for this Work," "Arrangement of the Contents," "General Remarks," "The Greek Text Used," and "Conclusion." The first Appendix contains "Selected 'Western' Readings."
Comment: The title "The Western New Testament" appears on the spine.

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Title: The New Testament - Cunnington's Translation ✜ The New Testament (or Covenant) of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. / Translated by the Rev. E. E. Cunnington, M.A., / formerly Vicar of Llangarron, Herefordshire
Date: 1930. Revised Edition
Publisher: London, England & Edinburg, Scotland (U.K.): Marshall, Morgan & Scott
Contents: Introduction; New Testament, Selected Western readings; XIV Appendixes
References: Taliaferro-EELBV 7730.140
Images: Jacket, Cover, Title
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv–Birnbaum. Karlsruhe, Baden. Germany
Comments: Cloth board small octavo, XXVI & 526 pp. E.E. Cunnington wrote an 18 paged Introduction, undated. therein he unfolds the reason for his once again revised translation; his main theme being his general criticism of the Revision Version of 1881 and it's English renderings compared to the A.V. Further he describes the Greek text used from E. Nestle´s NT Graece edited and brought out by the British and Foreign Bible Society. There‘s no mentioning of his first editions published in 1914, 1919 and 1926. - The Scripture text is set in a single column, chapters and verses are numbered, alternate readings and word explanations in the footnotes. While having retained the order of the traditional canon (at least) for the 1919 edition, Rev. Cunnington changes it to a chronological one: placing Mark in front of the other Gospels plus Acts and starting the letters with James, followed by the Thessalonians, Galatians, Corinthians, Romans, Colossians, Philemon, Ephesians, Philippians, Timothy, Titus, Hebrews, Peter, Judas and John; John's Revelation concluding. The presumed dates when the NT books were written, also present in the 1919 ed., have not been inserted. – The former titles "Adelphi New Testament" and "Western New Testament" have been discarded and replaced by "Cunnington's New Testament", but this appears only on the spine and on the cover, not in the title. -
As far as has been researched, this Revised Edition has been reprinted by Marshall, Morgan & Scott in 1935, unaltered. (Corrections and amendments welcome)


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