Bible in Basic English

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Bible in Basic English
Full name Bible in Basic English
Abbreviation BBE
NT published 1941
Authorship S. H. Hooke (ed.)
Textual basis Hebrew / Greek
Version revision 1965
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Website http://www.o-bible.com/bbe.html

The Bible In Basic English (also known as BBE) is a translation of the Bible into Basic English. The BBE was translated by Professor S. H. Hooke using the standard 850 Basic English words. 100 words that were helpful to understand poetry were added along with 50 "Bible" words for a total of 1,000 words. This version is effective in communicating the Bible to those with limited education or where English is a second language. The New Testament was released in 1941 and the Old Testament was released in 1949.

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