The extensive yet careful research and analysis of source material which has been necessary in the preparation of the Holy Name Version has, because of our rather limited resources, required some twenty years. Our gratitude must be expressed, not only to members of the Association who during this period have contributed to the various labors of research, clerical work, typing and proof-reading, but also to friends throughout the country who have given encouragement in various ways to the execution of the task, by making books and documents available, and by critical discussions which have been both stimulating, and fruitful.

Special acknowledgement is made of the help received from the works of Burney", Cureton", Gibson', Gwynn", Lewis", Schonfield" and Torrey" and from the Oracles ascribed to Matthew by Papias of Hierapolis. Thanks must go to the Zion Research Library of Brookline, Massachusetts, for permitting the use of numerous valuable books and documents, and to various publishing houses for permission to quote from their publications.

We believe in the principle that dogmatic rejection of Scriptural enlightennient leads to spiritual barrenness and rigidity, whereas its acceptance, after proper investigation, brings continued spiritual growth. With this thought in mind, we prayerfully and hopefully present this Holy Name Bible.


Irvington, New Jersey

37 Burney C. F., Aramaic Origin of the Fourth Gospel: 1922.

38 Cureton, W., Remains of a very antient [sic) recession of the four Gospels in Syriac, hitherto unknown in Europe: 1858.

39 Gibson, M. D., Isho'dad of Merv. Commentaries (c. 850 A.D.) in Syriac and English 4 c.; edited and translated 1911-13.

40 Gwynn. J., On a Syriac manuscript of the New Testament belonging to the Earl of Crawford and Bakarres and on an inedited [sic] version of the Apocalypse therein contained: 1893.

41 Lewis, A. S., Some pages of the four Gospels re-transcribed from the Sinaitic palimpsest with a translation of the whole text: 1896.

42 Schonfield, H. J., An old Hebrew text of St. Matthew's Gospel, translated with an introduction, notes, and appendices (Edinburgh: 1927).

43 Torrey, Charles C., The Four Gospels (New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1933);

Our Translated Gospels (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1936); Documents of the Primitive Church (New York; Harper & Brothers, 1941),