Bible in Basic English
Date Published: 1965
English Variant: Modern English
Translation Method used: "In an effort to simply the text, Professor Samuel Henry Hooke and his team limited the vocabulary to C. K. Ogden's Basic English vocabulary of 850 words which is said to be able to give the sense of anything which may be said in English. One hundred words that were helpful to understand poetry were added, along with 50 "Bible" words."
"First, the narrow limits of the word list make it difficult to keep the BBE completely parallel to the Greek and Hebrew. Second, the beauty of the poetry of other versions such as the New King James Version and New American Standard Bible is lost in the BBE, as are the subtle shades and nuances of the language that make the Bible rich in expression and meaning."
Copyright Holder: Public Domain
Hooke, Professor Samuel Henry; "Bible in Basic English;"
Cambridge Press, England (1965)