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Hurlbut's Story Of The Bible

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Rippon, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member
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    Is anyone familiar with these 168 stories from the Bible by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut ? I just picked it up from my Church library the other day . As far as I can determine it was first published in 1966 . It was designed for children , but it still uses an older style of language ( even King Jamesish at times ) . He said he did not want to inject any doctrinal bias in his retelling of Bible stories . It was not designed to replace the Bible -- it was specfically designed for kids . On the whole as I have gone through a number of chapters , I think it is a useful tool for aiding children . But it needs to be updated for children of the early 21st century .
     
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    Yeah, I have a copy somewhere. It was made well before 1966, as I had it while a kid, & I'm about a month away from age 59. I read it again & again.
     
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    Yes, I bought an old copy from Ebay. I've seen copies on there from the 20's and 40's. It was published at the beginning of the 20th century.
     
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    I own a copy of an electronic version of it. I bought it from Audibles.com I liked it and think it would be great for helping kids learn about the Bible.

    Jamie
     
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  6. Rippon

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    1904 ! So I was merely 62 years off -- no big deal .:tonofbricks: Do any of you think it would be worthwhile to update the work ?
     
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    When I was a little boy, it made the biblical chars seem much more real to me. Why not update/republish it?
     
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    Prolly because Veggie Tales makes it seem more real to today's kids.

    Rob
     
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