Holy Bible Recovery Version
Living Stream Ministry
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Throughout the centuries, translations of the Bible have steadily improved. In general, each new translation inherits from previous ones and opens the way for later ones. While a new translation derives help from its predecessors, it should go further. The Recovery Version of the New Testament, following the precedent set by the major authoritative English versions and taking these versions as reference, not only incorporates lessons learned from an examination of others’ practices but also attempts to avoid biases and inaccurate judgments. This version, frequently guided by other versions, attempts to provide the best utterance for the revelation in the divine Word, that it may be expressed in the English language with the greatest accuracy.
Translating the Bible depends not only on an adequate comprehension of the original language but also on a proper understanding of the divine revelation in the holy Word. Throughout the centuries the understanding of the divine revelation possessed by the saints has always been based upon the light they received, and this understanding has progressed steadily. The consummation of this understanding forms the basis of this translation and its footnotes. Hence, this translation and the accompanying footnotes could be called the “crystallization” of the understanding of the divine revelation which the saints everywhere have attained to in the past two thousand years. It is our hope that the Recovery Version will carry on the heritage that it has received and will pave the way for future generations.
As with any New Testament translation, the determination of the original Greek text, based upon the available manuscripts, forms the basis for the text of the Recovery Version of the New Testament. The Recovery Version follows, for the most part, the Nestle-Aland Greek text as found in Novum Testamentum Graece (26th edition). However, in determining the original form of any verse, the translators of the Recovery Version gave careful consideration to the larger context of chapter and book and to similar portions of the New Testament. The most recently discovered manuscripts or the manuscripts of oldest date are not necessarily the most accurate or reliable; hence, the determination of the text for this version was based largely upon the principle stated above. Departures from the Nestle-Aland text are sometimes indicated in the footnotes. Italicized words in the verses indicate supplied words, not found in the Greek text. Quotation marks are used to indicate close quotation from the Old Testament.
The Recovery Version embodies extensive research into the meaning of the original text and attempts to express this meaning with English that is to the point, easy to understand, and readable. In those places where it is difficult to express the exact meaning of the original Greek, explanatory footnotes have been supplied.
The subject provided at the beginning of each book and the outline of each book take the historical facts as their base and express the spiritual meaning in each book. The footnotes stress the revelation of the truth, the spiritual light, and the supply of life more than history, geography, and persons. The cross-references lead not only to other verses with the same expressions and facts but also to other matters related to the spiritual revelation in the divine Word.
Needs a back button!
The recovery version is wonderful! It's even better in iBooks, however because of the lack of a back button, once you go to a footnote, you can't get back to where you were easily. Makes navigating impossible. Should be an easy fix.
"Back to" and "Go to" button
This is much better than "pub format". Easy search, lots of cross reference and footnote, able to synchronise highlighted item with different i device, easily sharing on social network and others….
U must turn your iPad in landscape position, iPhone in portrait position to call out the "Back to" and "Go to" tap. It is not obviously shown, cause it is tiny and fade at both left and right bottom corner.
It is the default design of the iBook software. Not LSM design it to be in this way. hope it help.
An Awesome Study Bible
The recovery version has helped me understand more of God's word than I would have ever have imagined. I also am very excited about the new features I can take advantage of such as cross-device bookmarks, shareable notes, etc. This is awesome.
For those who need a back button after selecting a study footnote you simply select the verse reference on the note to take you back to the text.
The "back to page #" and "Go to page #" do exist like was mentioned. However, you need to allow iBooks build the index for the book first. Because of the size of this book it will take a little while. You can tell the index has been built once all of the small dots at the bottom of the page have become dark and the slider appears.
The outlines are also a little challenging on a smaller screen like iPhone and iPod. Too much white space.
Small complaints however for a wonderful version of the Bible that takes advantage of convenient new features.