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World English Bible Translation FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about what, why, and where is the World English Bible.

This FAQ about what, why, and where is the World English Bible was compiled and written by Michael Paul Johnson mpj@ebible.org with numerous contributions by others.

-01 Why create yet another English translation of the Holy Bible?
That is a good question. There are more than 40 English translations ...
-02 Why is the copyright such a big deal? (World English Bible Translation)
The copyright laws of most nations and the international ...
-03 Isn't it dangerous not to copyright the WEB (World English Bible)?
No. Copyright protection is intended to protect the income of ...
-04 What is the World English Bible?
The World English Bible is an update of the American Standard ...
-05 Who is behind the WEB (World English Bible) editing?
Rainbow Missions, Inc., a Colorado nonprofit corporation -- and ...
-06 Is the WEB (World English Bible) a one-man translation?
Many people have been involved in the production and editing of ...
-07 What are your qualifications to do translation work? (World English Bible Translation)
Volunteers who work on the Bible text must believe that the ...
-08 What is the WEB (World English Bible) Translation Philosophy?
The WEB must:...
-09 What original language texts are you using? (World English Bible Translation)
Since this is primarily an update of the 1901 edition, the choices ...
-10 How does the WEB (World English Bible) compare to other translations?
The WEB is different enough to avoid copyright infringement, ...
-11 What about the King James Only movement? (World English Bible Translation)
May God open their eyes and give them a sound understanding....
-12 What makes you think that you can compete with multi-million dollar lishers? (World English Bible Translation)
Indeed, throwing another Modern English translation into the ...
-13 What kind of editing help do you want? (World English Bible Translation)
Specifically, we need people who will read drafts of WEB ...
-14 How do you publish draft portions of the WEB (World English Bible)?
Draft portions of the WEB are published in the WEB mailing list, ...
-15 How do I join the WEB (World English Bible) mailing list?
There are actually three mailing lists that can properly be called ...
-16 How do I get off of the WEB (World English Bible) mailing list?
Visit http://ebible.org/subscribe.htm and follow the ...
-17 How do I change my address on the WEB (World English Bible) mailing list?
Just unsubscribe from the old address and subscribe from the ...
-18 Is anyone else working on a public domain, Modern English translation? (World English Bible Translation)
Yes. Dr. Maurice Robinson is overseeing another project to revise ...
-19 When will the WEB (World English Bible) be completed?
The New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs are finished (but we ...
-20 Can I get a printed copy of the WEB (World English Bible)?
You can get a bound, printed copy of of the New Testament ...
-21 Why the name WEB (World English Bible)?
World: because God's Word is to the whole world, and this ...
-22 Will any major publishers be interested in the WEB (World English Bible)?
Several publishers that don't already own rights to another ...
-23 Why do you use "Yahweh" for God's name in the Old Testament?
Yahweh is the most probable best transliteration of this most ...
-24 Why don't you capitalize pronouns referring to God?
In Hebrew, there is no such thing as upper and lower case. ...
-25 Why do you use contractions? (World English Bible Translation)
Because the Greek New Testament was written not in the ...
-26 Where can I get the WEB (World English Bible)?
At http://ebible.org/bible/web (or http://WorldEnglishBible.org)....
-27 How can I help support the WEB (World English Bible) work?
1. You can pray for everyone who works on it, that they would ...
-28 Who Maintains this FAQ? (World English Bible Translation)
This FAQ is maintained by Michael Paul Johnson. Please mail ...









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