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Restored King James Bible Translations

Why yet another translation of the Holy Bible?

Much confusion has arisen from the practice of translating the many Hebrew words referring to God as simply "God". Imagine reading an English novel where the words "brother", "sister", "cousin", "mother", "father", "uncle", etc were all rephrased as "relative". Technically, it would be correct but much of the meaning would be lost to the reader, with potential misunderstandings and confusion. Alice may be described as a relative of John, but is she his mother, his sister, his wife, his cousin, his grand-daughter, etc? Why not prevent the confusion by retaining the original words?

Our "Restored King James Bible Translations" in this Library have been derived from the King James Authorized Version with the words "God" and "LORD" restored to the original Hebrew words (according to Strong). To improve readability, the verbs and pronouns have been updated to modern forms (no "thou", "sayest", etc).

These volumes are very useful in understanding the usage and meanings of "God", "LORD", "El", "Elohim", "Eloah", "YHVH" (or "YHWH"), "YHVH YHVH" (or "YHWH YHWH"), "Adon", "Adonai", etc.

As an example, the important word "Elohim" is central to the understanding of the Old Testament God and to the reason for salvation, but is the subject of numerous claims regarding its meaning. Some meanings have been "creator", "man from space", a collective noun meaning a family of gods, and a group of powerful angels. The proponents of these claims all tell good stories and appear to have evidence to support their ideas. How can you tell what is correct? Check for yourself in these Restored King James books! or do the restoration yourself with your own concordance. Don't take the word of some one else; prove it yourself from the original documents!

These RKJV books have all of the "Elohim" restored and shown explicitly, allowing the reader to learn the true meaning of "Elohim" and to see which alleged "meanings" do not fit. Let the original inspired scriptures of the Bible explain themselves. By considering all of the uses, not just a selected few which support the story teller's spiel, you will see from the usage that many of the claims about the meaning of Elohim are incorrect.


Note that the Restored Names King James Version (http://www.eliyah.com/Scripture/) is a different translation and has no connection with our Restored King James Version publications.

Individual books, using YHWH, available on this site are:
* Genesis (Updated January 2005)   * Leviticus (Updated January 2005)   * Numbers  * Deuteronomy  * Joshua (Updated January 2005)   * Judges  * Ruth   * 1 Samuel   * 2 Samuel   * 1 Kings   * 2 Kings   * 1 Chronicles  * 2 Chronicles  * Ezra   * Nehemiah   * Esther   * Job (Updated February 2005)  * Psalms   * Proverbs   * Ecclesiastes  * Song   * Isaiah  * Jeremiah   * Lamentations  * Ezekiel   * Daniel  * Hosea   * Joel   * Amos   * Obadiah   * Jonah   * Micah   * Nahum   * Habakkuk   * Zephaniah  * Haggai   * Zechariah  * Malachi  

The following versions of individual YHWH books are stored in the Wayback Machine at archive.org, and are snapshots of the pages at the time of capture. Note that the source URLs are no longer correct; use the URLs shown by the Wayback Machine in your browser location field.

* Exodus (January 1998)  * Leviticus (January 1998)  * Numbers (January 1998)  * Deuteronomy (January 1998)  * Joshua (January 1998)  * Judges (January 1998)  * 1 Samuel (January 1998)  * Job (September 1998)  * Isaiah (September 1998)  * Daniel (January 1999) 

PDF Books

These PDF books contain the above individual books gathered in the normal order. They are available in two printer paper sizes: A4 and letter. Pages are layed out in two columns. Each PDF file is around 6 MB.

Two margin sizes are available.

There are three alternate Divine Name versions, which should suit almost everyone who is seeking a more accurate rendition of the Divine Name. Only the four consonants are displayed; the reader can mentally expand it to whatever is desired. For example, JHVH can be a representation of 'Jehovah'; YHVH a representation of 'Yahveh", 'Yehovah', 'Yahovah', etc; and YHWH a representation of 'Yahweh', 'Yehowah", 'Yahowah', etc.

* JHVH version
A4 paper size, standard margins; A4 paper size, narrow margins; letter paper size, standard margins; letter paper size, narrow margins
* YHVH version
A4 paper size, standard margins; A4 paper size, narrow margins; letter paper size, standard margins; letter paper size, narrow margins
* YHWH version
A4 paper size, standard margins; A4 paper size, narrow margins; letter paper size, standard margins; letter paper size, narrow margins

Download e-Sword modules

e-Sword Version 8 compatible modules, using YHWH, are available. (eSword Version 9 adopted a different internal structure which is incompatible with earlier versions, thus rendering all previous modules unusable with eSword versions 9 and later.)

Free e-Sword software is available from e-sword.net.

The archived Archival Christianity Study Library with early documents can be viewed at archive.org. Paticularly recommended is Read the Book! by David Jon Hill at
http://web.archive.org/web/20010528221827/web.wwa.com/~curadist/ReferenceLibrary/Christianity/WCG/DJHill/readbook.htm . A copy is available.

Also see David Jon Hill's How to Study the Bible recommendations.


Various Publications by the Web Keeper at this site

Some publications are available on the Archival Christianty Study Library archive snapshot taken in 2001 at archive.org.

A list of academic writings up to the end of 2002.


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Written by Selwyn Russell, first published September 1995. Copyright Selwyn Russell 1995, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.


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