Available for: iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac, Windows Desktop and Windows Store.
The International Standard Version (ISV®) is a new translation directly from the original languages of Scripture and derived from no other English translation. It was produced by Bible scholars who believe that "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16 ISV). The ISV®; takes advantage not only of the most ancient manuscripts available, but also of the most recent archaeological discoveries, such as the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Of the three basic types of translation—literal, literal-idiomatic, and idiomatic—the translators of the ISV® opt for the second, offering a translation of the Bible that makes every effort to reproduce the culture and exact meaning the original biblical text without sacrificing elegance and readability in contemporary English.
In addition, the ISV® treats subtle nuances of the original texts with special care. For example, it carefully preserves the literary forms of the original languages, translating original-language poetry into poetry, giving English readers a sense of the Bible's original poetic language. It also takes special note of synoptic parallels in the New Testament, comparing all parallel passages in original languages and rendering parallels exactly where original language manuscripts contain word-for-word parallels and translating parallels approximately when indicated by original manuscripts. This attention to parallelism allows readers to understand connections between the synoptic gospels more clearly.
This product is only available for the new 5.9 version of our apps or newer. However, if you purchase now, you will be able to download the product at no extra charge when your app is updated.
The Olive Tree team has been busy working on a major technology update to give you the best reading and studying experience possible. The Bible Study App 5.9 or 6.0 technology update is already available for our Windows Store, Android, and iOS apps. We are currently working on the 6.0 update for our Mac and Windows Desktop apps, and hope to have them released soon!×
Will 6.0 Be Available For My Device?
We are currently working on the 6.0 update for our Mac and Windows Desktop apps. Please note that 6.0 will only be available to the Mac App Store for those running the latest Mac OS X version (Yosemite).
When Is The 6.0 Update Expected?
The 6.0 update is our top priority. We are working hard to get the update out as soon as we can. This is a major update to our core technology that requires us to rework major sections of the app. It could still be several months before we have fully rolled out 6.0 to all platforms.
Will I Have To Purchase This Resource Again?
Nope! If you purchase this product now, you will be able to download it as soon as your app has been updated to 5.9 or above at no additional charge.