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This page contains answers to common questions handled by our support staff, along with some tips and tricks that we have found useful and presented here as questions.

  1. Do you still include a CD-ROM with your ISV publications?
  2. Where can I find information about your other products and publications?
  3. Do you take donations?
  4. Who is the ISV Foundation?
  5. Can my church help the ISV Foundation finish the task of translating the ISV?
  6. What is the International Standard Version?
  7. When is the Apocrypha going to be completed?
  8. What if I have questions about how the ISV is translated?
  9. Can I purchase a CD-ROM without buying a book?

1. Do you still include a CD-ROM with your ISV publications?

No. We included the free CD-ROM because we wanted people to study the Bible using professional Bible study software at little or no additional cost. Rick Meyers now distributes the ISV text with his free e-Sword software, which you can download at http://www.e-sword.net. He also has free e-Sword software for your mobile phone platform. You can download the ISV New Testament as one of the free Bible translations that Rick Meyers makes available from his website.

Now that the free e-Sword software is available with the ISV modules online, we do not need to include the CD-ROM. Besides, having the ISV text online means that you can always get the most current release of the ISV text from the Internet. A CD-ROM put into the back of our book might be outdated by the time you purchase it.

The ISV Bible is now available in a variety of electronic formats for Kindle, Nook, and various smart phone platforms, including iPhone, Blackberry, Android and many others. Use your search engine to find your favorite platform.

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2. Where can I find information about your other products and publications?

Visit our Company Store.

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3. Do you take donations?

No, Davidson Press does not accept donations. If you like our work, please buy our products and publications.

The ISV Foundation (which translated the ISV New Testament and is now in the process of translating the ISV Apocrypha now that the ISV Bible is complete) DOES accept donations, however, and we encourage you to contribute to their fine work. The ISV Foundation  has been around for 40 years or so and is recognized by the IRS as exempt under Section 501.(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Accordingly, your donations are fully tax-deductible and are welcomed. You can visit their website at http:/isv.org or if you would like to mail a check to the ISV Foundation, use this address:

Click here for more information about the Learn Foundation.The ISV Foundation
Partners in Translation Program
14700 Firestone Blvd., Suite 122
La Mirada, CA 9038-5925
tel: +1.866.NEW.BIBLe (+1.866.639.2425)

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4. Can my church help the ISV Foundation finish the task of translating the ISV?

Yes. Contact the ISV Foundation at the above address for more information.

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5. Who is The ISV Foundation?

This question is best answered in the ISV Foundation's own words. Go to their website at http://isv.org for the details.

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6. What is the International Standard Version?

The International Standard Version Bible is the most readable and accurate English translation of the Bible ever produced. Utilizing a completely different translation philosophy from other Bible translations, the ISV avoids the extremist problems of literal vs. less-than-accurate dynamic equivalence. For more details, click on any of these:

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7. When is the Apocrypha going to be completed?

The ISV Foundation has completed the entire ISV Bible. The Apocrypha is being translated because the ISV Foundation desires to see the ISV Bible placed into the chaplaincy program of the U.S. military, which requires that the Apocrypha be included in the published work. The Apocrypha is expected to be completed on or before mid-2015. It will be published probably with a release number of 3.0 and will be sent to typesetting at that time.

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8. What if I have questions about how the ISV is translated?

We're confident that most of your questions can be resolved by reviewing the Musings section. If you have additional questions or comments, please contact the ISV Foundation..

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9. Can I purchase a CD-ROM without buying a book?

No. And the CD-ROM has been discontinued. Sorry.

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