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By William E. Paul

BillP2.jpg - 7.1 K This is a version of the New Testament Scriptures with notes and comments in brackets, within the text, to help make the inspired message more understandable. It is intended primarily for its translator, his family members, and a few persons interested in Bible translations.

Geographical places are located, cultural circumstances are explained, monetary references are calculated, historical allusions are cited and some obscure concepts are briefly commented on, all within, but distinguished from, the actual text of the New Testament. The idea is to make the Scriptures understandable.

From the website of the International Society of Bible Collectors:

In 1992, Evangelist William E. Paul, of Seattle, Washington assumed the responsibilities of editor of the society’s journal, Bible Collectors’ World. Mr. Paul is a graduate of Midwestern School of Evangelism, Ottumwa, Iowa, B.S.L. (1955), BTh. (1977) and M.S.L (1978). He was ordained a minister by the Union Park Church of Christ, Orlando, Florida (July 2, 1967) and subsequently held located preaching ministries in Orlando, Florida (1954-1967), North Platte, Nebraska (1968-1970), Denver, Colorado (1970-1978) and Seattle, Washington (1978-2001). He has also been active in conducting revival meetings and teaching in camps, rallies and seminars in twenty-three states as well as taking short-term mission trips to the Bahamas (1957-1960) and Jamaica (2000).

Mr. Paul has served as a Bible college professor in Gering, Nebraska (1967-1970), Denver, Colorado (1970-1975) and Seattle, Washington (1978-2000). He managed Christian youth camps in Florida and Colorado, and has also served on the steering committees for youth and family camps.

His literary work began in 1955, when he founded and edited the religious periodical News and Truths. This was published continuously, changing its name to Impact for Christ in 1970, until 1981. Besides writing articles for numerous periodicals, Mr. Paul has authored twenty-three books and booklets, including a New Testament version titled, An Understandable Version (1995) and English Language Bible Translators (2003).

The THE NEW TESTAMENT: AN UNDERSTANDABLE VERSION is available as a book from AuthorHouse Publishing.

Contact Mr. Paul at or at Impact Publications, P.O. Box 63, Franktown, CO 80116-0063.