I would have posted this above, but I think it could quickly drift off-topic, but I saw this and thought it was a marvelous example of what it means to understand the Bible as God's Word. The first is a question directed to Maurice Robinson, who has helped to edit the Byzantine text (BYZ) in BibleWorks.
with this:3. What reasons led you to self-publish your New Testament and accompanying article as opposed to choosing a more well-known publisher?
Some time ago I presented a faculty lecture/ETS paper on “Copyright and the Bible,” in which I criticized those marketers who deliberately enrich themselves by making merchandise (2Co 2:17) of the divinely revealed Scriptures. If the Bible really is the word of God written, it was divinely intended for wide dissemination and proclamation to all people with no restrictions at the lowest possible cost. In an unsolicited email, a Christian publisher who shared the same views inquired regarding the feasibility of reprinting a public domain tr edition. The conversation soon turned to the possibility of a new public domain edition of the Byzantine Textform. That publisher (Chilton Book Publishing — not a “self-publishing” or “vanity press” outfit by any means!) agreed to typeset and publish the new edition with no copyright restriction, and also to sell the published copies at cost (printing, binding, and shipping), with no profit to either of us. That we have done for the glory of God, and thereby hope to send a message of some import to the various publishers and marketers, including the Bible Societies. Had the same volume been published through standard commercial channels, such certainly would not have occurred (nor would most commercial publishers have much interest in a Greek text that differs from what is popularly accepted in modern critical editions).
In my opinion Maurice Robinson's philosophy is closer to where I think BibleWorks tries to operate. People should receive return for their labor, but when it comes for the Bible, costs should be as low as possible.Copyright Information
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The reality is, however, that very few Bible versions operate like Maurice Robinson's and really no mainstream scholarly tools (lexica, grammars) that I can think of. All those things have costs associated with them that BibleWorks must pay. What's amazing to me is, in light of that, how low they are still able to keep the price for BibleWorks itself.