Attention English Majors! Attention Anglophone Orthodox!
- Fr. Laurence Cleerewerck's Eastern / Greek Orthodox Bible
(EOB)<http://www.orthodox-church.info/eob/index.asp>is in need of
proofreaders. The introductions to the various sections of
the New Testament and Psalms are in particular need of proofing, though a
cursory look at the translations of the biblical texts wouldn't hurt. If
you have the time, talent and inclination to help, please consider
contacting Fr. Laurence ateobeditor@... to offer your
assistance and/or suggested emendations.
- The entire New Testament with notes and introductions is available to
download for free
- The draft Psalter with notes and introduction is available to download
for free here <http://www.orthodox-church.info/eob/download/psalter.pdf>.
By way of introduction (from the EOB website), the EOB is a complete
translation of the Holy Scriptures based on the:
- Greek text of the Old Testament (Septuagint/LXX *together with all
major Masoretic and Dead Sea Scroll variants*; see 'Zacharias/Zachariah'
and 'Malachias/Malachi' for a
- Official ecclesiastical text of the New Testament published in 1904 by
the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (again with all major
The main purpose of the EOB is to provide an English text of the Holy
Scriptures that is suitable for use by Orthodox Christian communities and
individuals, as well as an outstanding text for scholars.
Because it is controlled and updated within the Orthodox community, it is
independent from non-Orthodox commercial publishers and can benefit from
constant input from Eastern Orthodox scholars and theologians.
For the New Testament, the EOB is an Orthodox translation of the official
Greek text used in the Greek Orthodox world which also takes into account
the so-called Majority and Critical texts. It also provides extensive
footnotes and Appendices dealing with significant verses such as Matthew
16:18; John 1:1,18; John 15:26.
The Old Testament is a completely updated, corrected and revised text based
on Brenton's translation of the Septuagint but with consultation of the
standard Greek Orthodox text published by Apostoliki Diakonia. This decision
which allows for convenient access to the underlying Greek text.
Many inter-LXX, LXX/Masoretic text, and LXX/Dead Sea Scroll variants are
documented in footnotes.
For reasons documented in the comprehensive introductory section, *the EOB
also provides the Hebrew / Masoretic versions (WEB) of Job, Jeremiah and
The EOB provides over 200 pages of introduction material and appendices,
including articles by the late Rev. Protopresbyter George Florovsky and Pr.
Miltiades Konstantinou of the Aristotle University of Thessalonica.
Orthodox Christians are invited to take advantage of this edition of the
Holy Bible and to participate in the ongoing improvement process. *Please
consider becoming a contributor on the final OT editing phase.*
The EOB is presented in memory of the late Archbishop Vsevolod of Scopelos
(Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of
Constantinople) and in honor of Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) of the
Orthodox Church in America.
*The New Testament is available to download and purchase in print format.
The final, fully proofed and cross-checked version will be released on
November 1, 2009.*
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