English Bible Version Generator

By | July 30, 2008

Given the proliferation of translations and versions of the Bible in English it is getting harder and harder to find new titles for them. So as a service, I am offering the Bible Version Generator which any publishers are free to use (as long as they put money in my secret Swiss bank account). Simply choose one word from each column and string them together to produce the title for a new English Bible.

New Intercontinental Woman’s Bible
Revised Literal Men’s Version
Authentic Dynamic Youth God Book
Inspired Spiritual Study Testament
God’s Standardized

I reckon that there are about 400 possible new versions to be generated from this simple grid, that should keep things going for a while. If anyone has come up with this idea before, please don’t sue me for copyright.

The serious point about all of this is that while we expend so much energy talking about which version is best in English there are still 2,000 or so languages with no word of Scripture.

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8 thoughts on “English Bible Version Generator

  1. David Ker

    Funtastic! We were thinking of calling ours “The Holy Bible” but this will open up a lot of marketing opportunities for us.

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  3. Paul Wilkinson

    column one: authorized (that’ll raise a few eyebrows; but authorized by whom?), the last… (as in “The Last Bible”; soon to have competition from “The Final Bible”), my (they’ve been doing this with kids Bibles for years; why not adults?)

    column two: progressive, conservative, liberal, end-times (probably been done), emergent (probably already on press), emerging, Calminian (something for everybody), greatest (maximize the hype)

    column three: peoples’, world, ecclesiastic (“the Bible for the church” – like the others weren’t)

    column four: edition, bibliocompendium (just made that word up)

    old testament only: “history, prophets and poems, oh my!” (doesn’t work with the generator, though)

  4. Steve

    Eddie, you might like my new version: The Mature Geek’s Study Bible.

    (Definition of Mature Geek: old enough to remember the floppy disk).

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  6. Rob Baker

    If there is ever a version entitled “God’s literal men’s God book” then count me out!

    Great post – made me laugh. Paul W’s comment above is hilarious too. If ‘Bibliocompendium’ didn’t exist, we would have to invent it!

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