About the Author __________________________ Fred R. Coulter attended the University of San Francisco and graduated from San Mateo State College before graduating from Ambassador University (Ambassador College), Pasadena, California, with a BA in Theology in 1964. He was ordained a minister of Jesus Christ in 1965 and pastored churches of God in the Pacific Northwest, the Mountain States, the greater Los Angeles area and Monterey, including the central coast area of California. Coulter completed advanced biblical and ministerial studies from 1972 to 1975 under the Ambassador University Masters Program. While completing these studies, Coulter was encouraged by his professor of Koin Greek to consider translating the books of the New Testament. After completing his formal instruction in Koin Greek, Coulter continued to expand his knowl-edge of Greek for the next thirty years by undertaking a verse-by-verse study of the books of the New Testament using the Byzantine Text. In the course of his study, he was moved to translate the Gospel accounts into clear, easy-to-read English for contemporary readersresulting in A Harmony of the Gos-pels in Modern English, now in its third edition. Ultimately, Coulter was inspired to translate the entire New Testament. After twelve years of diligent translating, The New Testament In Its Original OrderA Faithful Version with Commentary was completed and published in 2004. Coulter has dedicated his life and talents to proclaiming Jesus Christ as personal Savior for all. Since 1983, he has had an active ministry as president and pastor of the Christian Biblical Church of God, Hollister, California. The CBCG has offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, South Africa and the United Kingdom serving thousands of people. Each year, nearly 400,000 people from around the world actively utilize the CBCGs Web siteswhere they find timely, inspiring audio sermons and in-depth biblical study materials covering virtually every topic in Scripture. With his ministry now spanning 45 years, Fred R. Coulter has again been inspired to undertake the publication of this present work. Following the standard set by his earlier New Testament translation, ii
The Holy Bible In Its Original Order endeavors to set forth the Scriptures, both Old and New Testa-ments, in plain, easy-to-read Englishall in the original, inspired order.