Jason House is being relaunched. We're reorganizing as a not-for-profit and getting ready to start a new translation of the Bible. From a start point early in 2012, we expect the work to take 3 to 3 and 1/2 years. What makes us different? Read the rest of this post for more details.
A: We think we know how to find the original, letter-perfect, autograph of scripture. It is a Bible-Code-like system that can remove spelling errors and scribal edits. Our translation will be built upon that cleaned up text.
The text of the Bible has been messed with already, numerous times, over the centuries. Most of the errors that have been introduced in the Bible's text are over 1500 years old. We're in the process of removing those errors, and showing the world the original, what is now a "sealed" copy.
Instead of bringing on a curse, we expect our work to remove numerous curses that fall on people because of the failure of scribes and especially kings to leave the text alone.
There are numerous stories in the Bible itself that warn of the problem of textual errors, and there are numerous stories within the Bible that tell of a day when those errors will be removed. Perhaps the best is Jesus' parable of the wheat and tares. At the end, he says this:
Therefore every scribe who is instructed in the kingdom of the skies, is like a man who is a householder, who brings out new and old things from his treasures. (41 Matthew 13:52)
Jesus means that near the end of the age, there will come a time when certain scribes will know how to tell what is "old" or as we would say original and what is "new" or a later edit. Those scribes will know how to remove all "new" edits to the text, the tares, leaving in place the "wheat" the original, inspired, letter perfect edition. We believe we are those scribes, called by Jesus to do his work.
It takes a computer to handle the book keeping, so this could not have happened until this generation. As the rest of the parable of the wheat and tares suggests, it happens near the end of the age. That would be now.
Precursor projects have been underway for 15 years. We've aggressively estimated the work still to do at over 10 man years. (This is being very aggressive, and does not count any extra work like non-English translations.)
One or even 2 people cannot do this by themselves in reasonable time. We're working on a reorganization in order to be set up so that we can staff the project to a larger team. Hopefully, by mid-year 2012, the administrative side of this effort will be done, the team will be funded and staffed to 3 people, though we are praying for more. Once the team is on board, we'll get back to "real" work.
We still have a bunch of technical work to do, When that is done we'll be relaunching jasonhouse.org as a blog where people can follow our progress. Check back here for updates.