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I knew that I held in my hand the most precious biblical treasure in existence. Tischendorf spent the night copying. Next morning he asked permission to take it away but was refused. Subsequently, in Cairo, Tischendorf met the Abbot of St Catharine's and pleaded for sight of the ms. The abbot not only agreed but actually dispatched messengers to bring it to Cairo, and with the help of two Germans (who knew Greek) and a couple of others, it was copied, eight pages at a time. In two months the job was finished.
Bible in Modern English, 1895 (NT), c. 1903 (complete). A dynamic equivalence* translation into modern English, considered by some to be a paraphrase*, from the original Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic languages, by Ferrar Fenton*, A Dictionary of the English Bible and its Origins and published in London. Romans appeared first (1882) followed by the epistles (1884). Despite being launched so soon after the RV* and amid much controversy as to whether new translations were needed anyway, the work had considerable popularity, with two new impressions in 1941 and 1944, despite the Second World War.
Book of Revelation, 1957. B. Phillips* subsequently incorporated into The New Testament in Modern English, 1958*. Published by Geoffrey Bles, London. Bowyer, Jr, William (1699-1777). The third generation in a long line of London printers who, besides printing, often contributed learned prefaces and annotations to the work he handled. After his father had printed editions of the Textus Receptus* from 1715-60 Bowyer produced his own critical edition* in 1763, based on Wettstein* but introducing readings supported by better mss.