The American Bible Society

The American Bible Society was founded in New York City in 1816 initially as a union of 28 local Bible Societies. Today more than 70 religious denominations support it. Its initial purpose was "to encourage the wider circulation of the Holy Scriptures throughout the world, without note or comment, through translation, publication, distribution, and stimulation of 
use." Over the years the American Bible Society has issued scores of editions of the Bible in English at low cost or freely, as well as many editions in other languages. A large number of  these are in dual language format. In recent years the Society has issued the Contemporary English Version and Today's English Version, also known as the Good News Bible. More information on the American Bible Society can be found on the Library's website through the Bible Collection site's "Links to Other Bible Resources".

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Hard book cover
St. Luke's Gospel in Arapaho.  Printed by the American bible Society in 1903. #54a
Open page with text
 The Bible in Vietnamese.  Printed by the American Bible Society in 1982. #1419
Old leather bound book Profile of old leather bound book
The earliest edition of the Bible by the American Bible Society owned by the Ramseyer Collection.  The King James Version, 1851.  #1314
Open page with text 
The New Testament in Marshallese.  Printed by the American Bible Society in 1931.  #221
 
The latest edition of the Bible by the American Bible Society owned by the Ramseyer Collection.  The Contemporary English Version, 1995.  #1591
Brown book cover 
St. Luke's Gospel in Arapaho.  Printed by the American bible Society in 1903. #54a 
Leather bound book cover  Open page with symbols
The New Testament in Korean.  Printed by the American Bible Society in 1911. #883a

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