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  • Bob Schacht
    http://www.bible.org The NET Bible (New English Translation) is a completely new translation of the Bible, not a revision or an update of a previous English
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 31, 2002
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      "The NET Bible (New English Translation) is a completely new translation of
      the Bible, not a revision or an update of a previous English version. It is
      being completed by more than twenty biblical scholars who are working
      directly from the best currently available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.
      The translation project originally started as an attempt to provide an
      electronic version of a modern translation for electronic distribution over
      the Internet and on CD-Rom. Anyone anywhere in the world with an Internet
      connection will be able to use and print out the NET Bible without cost for
      personal study. In addition, anyone who wants to share the Bible with others
      can print unlimited copies and give them away free to others."

      From the same web pages:
      >Innovations in the Text and Translation of the NET Bible, New Testament
      >
      > Daniel B. Wallace,
      > Senior New Testament Editor, the NET Bible
      >
      >As presented to the SBL Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, on November 18,
      >2000 in the Bible Translation Section.
      >
      > The NET Bible was conceived in November 1995 at the Society of
      > Biblical Literature meeting in Philadelphia.
      > "NET" is a double entendre, standing both for New English
      > Translation and for the Internet, since this translation
      > is available for free on the Internet (www.netbible.org).
      >
      > The NET is innovative in several respects, not the least of which
      > is the massive number of notes (about 60,000
      > for the whole Bible so far), including extensive text-critical,
      > lexical, and exegetical notes. But it is also innovative
      > in its text and translation to some degree. This paper will
      > highlight a few of these innovations.

      To see the rest of this paper, point your web browser at
      http://www.bible.org/docs/soapbox/net/innovations.htm

      Happy Easter!
      Bob
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