New Revision of Bible Finished by Commission

New York Herald

After nearly six years of painstaking labor a committee of Bible scholars, consisting of five bishops and five priests of the Protestant Episcopal Church, has completed what is practically a new revision of the Holy Scriptures. This committee is known as the Joint Commission on Marginal Readings in the Bible, and was appointed at the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1895, with instructions to report to the General Convention of 1898. It did so, but limited its recommendations to the books of the New Testament. A resolution to continue the commission was adopted by the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies in the Convention of 1898, in order that it might prepare a more complete report for the consideration of the Convention of 1901, which meets in San Francisco in October.

The commission consists of Bishops Dudley of Kentucky, chairman; Gailor of Tennessee; Hall of Vermont; Niles of New Hampshire; Whitehead of Pittsburg, and the Rev. Messrs. Carey, Binney, Body, Packard, and Waterman. The commission has completed its report, and yesterday sent copies of it—a printed pamphlet of upward of three hundred pages—to the bishops of the country and to the clerical and lay delegates to the House of Deputies.

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