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Bible in Basic English (BBE)

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The Bible in Basic English (BBE) is a translation of the Scriptures by S. H. Hooke that uses the Basic English language. Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute, is a simple form of the English language which, with 850 words, is able to give the sense of anything which may be said in English. By the addition of 50 Special Bible words and the use of 100 words listed as giving most help in the reading of English verse, this number has been increased to 1000 for the purpose of putting the Bible into Basic.

Working with the Orthological Institute, a Committee under the direction of Professor S. H. Hooke, Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Studies in the University of London, has been responsible for a new English form of the Bible made from the Hebrew and the Greek.

In this undertaking, the latest ideas and discoveries in connection with the work of putting the Bible into other languages were taken into account, and when the Basic form was complete it was gone over in detail by a Committee formed by the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press.

The Basic Bible, which in this way was watched over by two separate groups of experts through its different stages, is designed to be used wherever the English language has taken root.

Sample Text

Psalm 1:1

Happy is the man who does not go in the company of sinners, or take his place in the way of evil-doers, or in the seat of those who do not give honour to the Lord.

John 3:16

For God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Every holy Writing which comes from God is of profit for teaching, for training, for guiding, for education in righteousness. So that the man of God may be complete, trained and made ready for every good work.

Revelation 10:10

And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and did as he said; and it was sweet as honey in my mouth: and when I had taken it, my stomach was made bitter.

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Installed size (unless otherwise indicated): Approximately 4.625 MB. iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Requires iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS 5.0 or later. Download size: 4.625 MB. Android Requires Android OS 2.2 or later. Download size: 4.625 MB. Windows Phone Requires Windows Phone 7.5 or later. Download size: 4.625 MB. Windows Store Download size: 4.625 MB. Windows PC Requires Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, or later. Download size: 3.125 MB. Mac OS X Download size: 4.625 MB. Windows Mobile Requires Pocket PC / Windows Mobile version 6.5 or earlier. Download size: 3.625 MB. webOS Requires webOS 1.4.5 or later. Download/Installed size: 4.125 MB.

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