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The New English Bible; New Testament

The New English Bible; New Testament (edition 1961)

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Title:The New English Bible; New Testament
Info:[New York] Oxford University Press, 1961.
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The New English Bible; New Testament by Oxford University Press



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  PAHistorian | Feb 21, 2013 |
Restoring the text of long-gone Hellenistic Greek autographs is difficult, and compounded where literal translation is involved. The task is complicated by variant texts which continue to be discovered. Thus, "There is not at the present time any critical text which would command the same degree of general acceptance as the Revisers' text did in its day." [vii] ( )
  keylawk | Aug 29, 2012 |
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The New English Bible successfully combines readable prose with, what I am assured is, an accurate translation.

It is one of very few popular biblical translations to genuinely start from scratch, rather than just rehashing the KJV yet again. The desire to get back to the sources is, of course, an admirable one which places the editors in the tradition of Jerome, Erasmus, and Luther.

The NEB was also originally conceived as a spectacular ecumenical project, with pretty much every church body going having a hand in it.

With so much going for it, it is a pity that everyone favours the NIV (bad) and the NRSV (boring).
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This translation of the New Testament was undertaken with the object of providing English readers, whether familiar with the Bible or not, with a faithful rendering of the best available Greek text into the current speech of our time, and a rendering which should harvest the gains of recent biblical scholarship.
Presented to Jane Craford by William B. Graham, minister.
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