"Quaker Universalist Friendly Studies and Bible Translations" by Joanne Spears and Larry Spears

From Quaker Universalist Fellowship: 6 free PDF sets of Friendly study resources
See https://universalistfriends.org/weblog/friendlies for details

Quaker Universalist Friendlies by Joanne Spears and Larry Spears – Four practical procedures for productive Bible study, Faith and Practice Study, Universal Scripture Study, and Spiritual Life Inventory, all in a manner consistent with Friends’ testimonies.

Friendly Bible Translations by Joanne Spears

Passages from Genesis, Joana (Jonah), Luke, and John, with translations that are sensitive to accuracy in the use of gendered pronouns and are structured to comply with modern standards of simple sentence structure and syntax.

Backgrounds on Friendly Bible Translations by Joanne Spears

Commentaries meant to aid reading and discussion by emphasizing the significant, distinguishing elements of these translations.  Particularly helpful for First Day School children, as well as for adult study and discussion.

They include topics such as “Why a Bible Translated for Children,” “The History of the Biblical Text,” “Problematic Bible Translation,” and “Poem: Gender and Biblical Language.”

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