Hendrickson brings to us a delightful gift. Included for the first time in a Greek-English interlinear is the Revised English Bible. This less-travelled road makes all the difference in deciding which NA-28 to purchase, in my opinion. The NA-28 is the most recent update to the Nestle-Aland production of a critical Greek New Testament, but it includes only changes made to the Catholic, or General, Epistles (James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1–3 John, and Jude). The NA-28’s website reads, “the Catholic Letters were revised according to a fundamentally new concept which in the long run will be adopted for
Nearly every class so far in seminary has required this particular bible. In addition, the Oxford Annotated Bible has had a tradition of use in seminaries and other higher institutions of theological learning in which a more academic approach (i.e., less doctrinal, unbiased) is needed in the study of Scripture. This is my first use of the Annotated Bible series, although it is the fourth edition, but I have found it more than helpful whether in seminary class or in the pew. While the text is the NRSV, and not the NLT which is my preference, the translation is
In this installment, I will be looking at the text of the notes and introductions to the different books. To make it totally random, I just opened my copy of the NOAB3 to and picked the first note I saw. NOAB3 NOAB4 Ezekiel 18.1-4 Note Sins and their punishments may involve long-term consequence for the corporate community, as 16.44; Ex 20.5 recognize. In the exiles’ current situation, however, it is not appropriate for them to blame their ancestors for their misfortunes, as they were doing (Jer 31.29-30). Ezekiel’s audience is far from an innocent generation. Nevertheless, individuals within the
The first part of my review of the New Oxford Annotated Bible, 4th Edition (hereafter NOAB4) will focus more on appearance than on content. Here is a picture of the 3rd and 4th editions. The 4th edition is on top. NOAB3 NOAB4 Pages 2432 2480 Dimensions 9.3×6.8×2.1 9.3×6.9×1.9 Page Numbering Page numbering varies depending on the section: [785 Hebrew Bible] or [257 New Testament]. Page numbering is sequential and consistent throughout: Hebrew Bible | 613 or New Testament | 2067. Misc cosmetic changes: The print of the NOAB4 is smaller than the print in the NOAB3. I like the
I recently submitted a request to Oxford University Press to get a review copy of the Fourth Edition New Oxford Annotated Bible. I know it’s not the NLT…I think Joel will let it slide. He doesn’t make one subscribe to NLT-onlyism to blog here. 😉 Keep an eye out for my review. I’ll be comparing the Fourth Edition to the Third Edition.
Below are three less than random examples from the NLT’s Deuterocanon.
A few years ago, when I taught a youth Sunday School class, I asked them to read Psalm 151 in their bibles for next Sunday. Surprisingly, over half of them did. Of course, Psalm 151 is not printed in the King James Version….