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American Bible Society

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The American Bible Society (ABS) is a group, founded in 1816, that publishes, distributes, and translates the Bible.

In 2000-2001, ABS distributed 4,113,106 Bibles and 8,322,112 copies of the New Testament. They are the translators of the Good News Translation and the Contemporary English Version.

ABS is headquartered in New York, where it also maintains an extensive archive of editions of the Bible, many of them rare or otherwise unusual.

The most recent President of ABS is Eugene Habecker, who stepped down in mid-2005.

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