Authentic Version by Claire Pershall

Claire B. Pershall (1886-195?) - Born in Davenport, WA. Pershall was an uneducated farmer and one time Methodist who later turned Seventh Day Adventist. He was the founder (and perhaps only member) of the "Brotherhood Authentic Bible Society" (himself!)

Click here for an article by William Paul that mentions this translation. The article is on the International Society of Bible Collectors' web site.

For sample verses from the Authentic Version by Claire Pershall, click here


Title: The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Authentic Version
Date: 1951
Publisher: Brotherhood Authentic Bible Society: Plattsburg, MO
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin p. 582-3; Hills 2504; Herbert 2303, Taliaferro-BVE CN00309, Taliaferro-EELBV 7915.
Images: Cover, Title page
Comment: This translation was published anonymously, but Chamberlin identifies the translator as Claire Pershall.
From the preface: "Believing that I have been given divine authority through the Holy Spirit to bring the true translation… and find that what the Spirit has given me is according to the original Greek."


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