The Holy Bible: International Standard Version (ISV)

The International Standard Version v2.0 is Now Available in Electronic Format

The ISV is the first modern Bible translation in any language to provide an exclusive textual apparatus comparing the text of the famed Dead Sea Scrolls with the traditional Masoretic text of the Hebrew Tanakh (i.e., the “Old Testament”).

  • Leather-bound and other printed editions are under development and will be announced when available.
  • More than 5,000,000 electronic copies of the ISV New Testament have been distributed worldwide.
  • The first printed press run sold out in less than a month.
  • The second printed press run sold out before it was printed.
  • The ISV has been universally praised for its readability and accuracy.
  • The ISV is respected by professional Bible translators.
  • The ISV renders the book of Isaiah from the reliable Dead Sea Scrolls, using the Massoretic Text as a comparative.
  • Other Dead Sea Scrolls translations are under development and coming soon.

The ISV is a totally new work translated directly from the original languages of Scripture and derived from no other English translation; it references the most ancient manuscripts available, and the most recent archaeological discoveries. The translators of the ISV have selected the English equivalent that most closely reflects the meaning of the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts. To learn more about the ISV, download the Introduction PDF here.

Printed editions of the ISV Bible

We’re in discussions with Koechel-Peterson, the highly respected Bible and Christian book design specialists located in St. Paul, MN, to serve as our agents for production of leather and hardback editions of the Holy Bible: International Standard Version. We hope to have printed editions available for purchase by summer 2016. Please check back with this page for more information as this date approaches. We recommend that you subscribe to our email list, below, to be kept informed about our progress.

ISV Bible apps for iOS and Android devices

The ISV Foundation is pleased to announce ISV apps for both the Apple iOS and Google Android operating systems. These apps were produced for us by a grant from Hosanna Chapel of Bellflower, California and are fully compatible with iOS and Android devices. Each of these apps carry a USD$9.99 download price for US-based users. Prices may be slightly higher outside of the USA. Visit our shop for the links.

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Ten Test Questions for the World’s Finest Woman: A Protestant theologian looks at the life of Mary, mother of Jesus of Nazareth

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Maybe it’s Time you Learned the Truth…

The community of Christian faith worldwide knows her as the finest woman who ever lived. Born in obscurity to a distant descendant of Israel’s magnificent King David, Mary, the mother of Jesus of Nazareth, was honored by the Creator of the Universe to be the person through whom God himself would visit his own Creation.

No matter what you may have thought you knew before about this first century paragon of virtue and faith, there’s a good possibility that you’ve been misinformed about her. In fact, chances are you’ve been wrong from the start about the most remarkable woman who ever walked the dusty roads of first century Israel at the height of the Roman Empire’s power.

No, Mary isn’t who you think she is. More than twenty centuries have come and gone since a teen-aged virgin became the mother of God’s incarnate Son. As a result, far too much myth has grown up around the person and story of the woman who became one of the foundational figures of human history.

But what the New Testament records tell us about the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus is fascinating enough in its own right that accumulated legends seem to embellish the story.

So today, more than twenty centuries later, ISV Foundation Executive Director Dr. William Welty pulls back the dusty curtain of historically inaccurate tradition and introduces you to the very human, but utterly magnificent character of Mary, the mother of the Messiah, as she struggles to pass Ten Test Questions for the World’s Finest Woman.

In this analysis of every passage recorded in the New Testament in which she is mentioned, you’ll learn why Mary, the mother of the Rabbi from Nazareth, rose from literal obscurity to become one of the most pivotal figures in all of human history.