Below you will find downloads for various materials concerning the Peking Committee Bible in both English and Chinese. Some of these items are free for download, others have been given the lowest price possible to continue their publication All these materials are available in printed form as well. Please contact us about ordering in bulk.
An Explanation of the Peking Bible
(English) (Only available in print)
Description: This booklet focuses on the history as well as qualifications of the Peking Committee Bible. It also answers some of the questions that surround bible translation as it pertains to Hebrew, Greek and various translations based upon those manuscripts.
The Chinese Term for God:
A Letter to Protestant Missionaries in China
Description: John S. Burdon was one of the members of the Peking Committee which produced the first Mandarin translation of the Holy Scriptures. This letter is a thorough explanation of the situation as it was in the Qing Dynasty and gives an adequate defense of the term used by the Committee when translating the term for “God”.
Is Jehovah Shang Di?
Description: This is a Chinese version of the original committee member’s essays concerning the term to be used when translating the Hebrew Elohim and the Greek Theos. This booklet also contains a biblical explanation of the name of God, by Pastor Dunn.
The Use of the Term Lord of Heaven
Description: This short letter is a thorough defense for the use of the term Tian Zhu in Christian churches. There is no more qualified to address this topic than Henry Blodget. Having a proficiency in Chinese unmatched by his contemporaries, Blodget explains why Protestants are more concerned with being confounded with Catholics than objectively considering the accuracy of the term Tian Zhu.
Peking Committee Bible
(Cell Phone Edition)
Description: This is an electronic version of the Peking Committee Bible that has been formatted for easy navigation on mobile devices. As the file is PDF it should be viewable on all platforms through any PDF viewer.
Description: This booklet is a thought provoking look into the main problem with the Communist printed Chinese Union Version, namely, its underlying manuscripts. Majority of the current Chinese Bibles on the market today will not leave the basis of the Union Bible for fear of the Chinese rejecting their translation. This booklet makes the argument that a fountain cannot send forth bitter and sweet waters.
What is Truth?
Description: The most vital truth that is being hidden from the world is who Jesus truly is. Pilate asked Truth in the flesh “what is truth?” This tract answers that question.
Watch your manners!
Description: This short threefold pamphlet addresses a dire need in our modern times, mannerly people. The church house is treated with little respect, and can especially be so in country’s that have had little exposure to the gospel. If you are starting a church in China, you will find this tract helpful as it identifies many of the irreverent attitudes that can permeate a church in the Orient.
Schereschewsky’s Letter to the Bishops Concerning the Peking Bible and Terms Used in Translation
Description: Schereschewsky’s explanation of the terms he used in translation show a proficient knowledge of Chinese as well as a sensitive understanding to the clarity necessary for a good translation. This will help the struggling student of Chinese understand that there was a reason and method behind every term chosen.
Wisdom Series: The Book of Jude
(Chinese) (Available Soon)
Description: This is a thorough verse by verse study of the book of Jude. All the scriptures are taken from the Peking Bible and show how God’s words are clear and concise. The setup of this book is in syllabus form and therefore is best used as a teaching manual.
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