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Cover from Book 1 of the Black Bible Chronicles

The Black Bible Chronicles is a dynamic equivalence Bible translation series. Black Bible Chronicles: From Genesis to the Promised Land is a 190-page "interpretation" of the Pentateuch. Book 2, titled Rappin' With Jesus: The Good News According to the Four Brothers, was released a year later and includes similarly interpreted versions of the four gospels in 168 pages. There has been no announcement concerning further releases in the series for the remainder of the Biblical books.

The Black Bible Chronicles books were all written by P.K. McCary as a way to bring the "message of life into the language of the streets"[1]. The original Biblical passages are summarized; the rhythm of the original verses is maintained, but the vocabulary and phrasing uses African American Vernacular English (AAVE or Ebonics). Excerpts are copywrited, but can be read in some of the external links from this article.

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  1. ^ (McCary 1993, p. v)

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  • McCary, P. K. (1993). Black Bible Chronicles: From Genesis to the Promised Land. New York: African American Family Press. ISBN 156977000X.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help) Introduction by Andrew Young, activist and former mayor of Atlanta.
  • McCary, P. K. (1994). Rappin' With Jesus: The Good News According to the Four Brothers. New York: African American Family Press. ISBN 1569770050.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  • McCary, P. K. (1995). Black Bible Chronicles (Box set; paperbacks ed.). New York: African American Family Press. ISBN 1569770107.  Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

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