ECPA's Rush To Press

Baker Publishing Group Partners with Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society
to Publish New Bible Translation

Contact: Karen Steele
(616)676-9185 x100 

Ada, Mich. (June 24, 2015)—Baker Publishing Group has signed an agreement with the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society (MJFB) to publish a new translation of the Bible, the Tree of Life Version (TLV), scheduled to release in 2016.

The TLV is translated by a committee of thirty-two Messianic Jewish and Christian scholars and uses a seven-step vetting process. An official translation of The King’s University, the TLV captures the original Hebrew and Greek text and includes Hebrew transliterations throughout. It highlights the rich roots of the Christian faith and restores the Jewish order of the books of the Old Testament. The result is the first full-text and reference edition of this distinctive translation that is accurate, readable, relevant, and a joy to experience.

The partnership between Baker Publishing Group and MJFB will be announced at the Messiah Conference on June 28–July 4 in Grantham, Pennsylvania. Baker Publishing Group will also publish an ebook edition of the Tree of Life Version (TLV) Holy Bible to celebrate the inaugural Tree of Life Version Theology Summit and Bible Conference on August 6–7 in Dallas, Texas. For TLV news and updates, please visit

“Our whole university family applauds the new publishing partnership between Baker Publishing Group and the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society to bring the Tree of Life Version (TLV) to market this time next year,” stated Dr. Jack Hayford, chancellor of The King’s University. “Amidst global challenges, this historic event resounds the commitment to unity between Christian and Messianic Jewish scholars who, together in this generation, are bringing Romans 3:2 to a new fullness of joy.”

Dwight Baker, president of Baker Publishing Group, stated, “Baker Publishing Group is pleased to represent the Tree of Life Version to the Bible retail community and to help raise awareness of the Jewish context of our Christian church.”

The Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society is a registered not-for-profit whose mission is to ignite a family Bible reading revolution in the home, to provide training to raise up a NOW generation of evangelists, and to safeguard the TLV of the Holy Scriptures.

Baker Publishing Group publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers.