Date and language: 1802 Dutch (the first
edition was in 1789)
Translator: Ysbrand van Hamelsveld
(1743-1812) who was a preacher, professor, politician and
a patriot. Ysbrand van Hamelsveld, born in Utrecht
on February 7, 1743, studied at the Academy in his hometown.
In 1765 he obtained his doctorate in theology. A year later
he became a preacher at Durgerdam. In 1784 he was appointed
as Professor of theology at the Academy where he had followed
his training. In addition to his religious ideas van Hamelsveld
held strong political views. After some time, he lost his
rights and titles because of his patriotism. He wrote many
theological books during the course of his life. He died on
May 19, 1812 in Amsterdam.
Translation: van Hamelsveld
directred his translation to "ordinary people".
The language is simple and direct. For this reason his translation
sometimes departs from the original Bible text. However, his
translation is appreciated by many people for whom the State
Bible KJV was difficult to understand.
Divine Name: van Hamelsveld
wrote his translation in a poetic manner. For this reason
he uses JEHOVAH, JOVA or JEHOVA GOD according to how it suited
the best rhythm of his words. The texts which we show are
Genesis 2:4-7 and the footer at Genesis 2:5 - 7.