Building the Bible

Post-King James Translations and Adaptations

Are there versions of the Bible tailored for children?

Yes. The language and subject matter of most Bible translations makes it hard for children to read and comprehend. Accordingly, numerous Bible versions for children have been published over the years. In some cases, the adaptation features a select group of dramatic events in the Bible, such as Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden or Daniel in the lions’ den.

For example, first published in 1953, the Arthur S. Maxwell (1896–1970) “Bible Story” series features easy-to-understand retellings and lush, full-color illustrations. Other books feature one biblical event at a time such as the account of Noah’s Ark. On Noah’s Ark by children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett, and Noah’s Ark by children’s author Peter Spier, feature gentle, engaging accounts of the biblical text and colorful, imaginative illustrations.


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