Bible in Basic English
|Bible in Basic English|
|Full name||Bible in Basic English|
|Authorship||S. H. Hooke (ed.)|
|Textual basis||Hebrew / Greek|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
The Bible In Basic English (also known as BBE) is a translation of the Bible into Basic English. The BBE was translated by Professor S. H. Hooke using the standard 850 Basic English words. 100 words that were helpful to understand poetry were added along with 50 "Bible" words for a total of 1,000 words. This version is effective in communicating the Bible to those with limited education or where English is a second language. The New Testament was released in 1941 and the Old Testament was released in 1949.
The Bible is still in copyright in the UK and the US. It was published with the copyright notice "Copyrighted in the United States of America by E.P. Dutton & Co,. New York."
Although it has been reported that the Bible was published by Cambridge Press in England without any copyright notice and distributed in the US, falling into the Public Domain according to the UCC convention of that time.
- Bible in Worldwide English
- New International Reader's Version, a simplified English version of the New International Version
- Metzger, Bruce M. (2001). The Bible in Translation: Ancient and English Versions. Baker Books. pp. 163–164. ISBN 978-1-58558-349-2.
- ""BBE License Info"".
- Text of the BBE, searchable; the KJV and CUV are available for comparison
- Bible Study Tools - Bible in Basic English
- BBE on StudyBible.info
- Downloadable PDF of BBE
- Bible in Basic English Collection at the John Rylands Library Manchester.
- BBE license Information
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