The 2001 Translation AboutProject History

Year Event

Late 1990’s

Our first editor, Jim Wheeler, a book publisher and magazine editor, began The Matthew Project. This was to compare common translations of Matthew with the interlinear versions. The goal was to see if translating more accurately would still make sense. It did. So the project expands to the other Gospels and the remainder of the New Testament from the Greek. Many join the effort (via the early Internet) to produce the translation.


The New Testament is complete.

The project is named the 2001 Translation.

June 2002

We launch our first website.

June 2003

We begin translating the Old Testament, from the Greek Septuagint, starting with Genesis.

November 2004

The first five books of the Old Testament are complete.

March 2007

The Old Testament is completed.

April 2013

Our website passes 1 million page views.

November 2018

Our website passes 1 million first-time visitors.

December 2020

We make a Kindle version available.

March 2021

Our new website opens.

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