'Good News Bible' in Time For Christmas, Bicentennial, Baptist Press 12/10/76
NEWYORK, N. Y. (BP)--The American Bible Society (ABS) made history here--just in time for Christmas and the final days of the nation's bicentennial.~~~
Appropriately, they released in December the complete" Good News Bible" in Today's English Version (TEV) , described as a "common-language, dynamic-equivalent translation in contemporary English." What makes the new version significant for the ABS is that it is the first English Bible translation the Society has produced on its own. The new Bible, said to be as readable as the modern daily newspaper, is expected to break previous records in publishing, an ASS spokesman said. The first press order totals 1.2 million copies, he said. ABS officials anticipate a distribution of 10 million copies during the first year the translation is on the market.
An eight-man team of translators produced the basic text of the Old Testament in the TEVI the last portion of the