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The New Testament for Everyone
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 14 July 2012
The publication of this translation, reproducing the biblical text found in the widely praised "For everyone ..." series of mini-commentaries, is to be welcomed. The translation is lively and easy to read and works particularly well in rendering the simple sentence structures and colloquial Greek of books such as St Mark's gospel. Some may feel it works less well for denser texts like the Letter to the Hebrews. As with all translations, there are things that annoy, eg the use of Judah rather than Jude for the name of the penultimate book of the NT; the translation of christos' as "King" in Ephesians (why not use "Messiah" as at Mark 8.29 and elsewhere?); Junia is denied her apostleship in Romans 16.7 by translating episemos as "well known" (which is without precedent in Koine Greek) rather than "outstanding" or "eminent" . However, all in all, this is a translation which wears the depth of scholarship behind it very lightly and reserves to be widely used.
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on 18 May 2014
Bought it as a present for my wife, who already has a collection of bibles. She was very pleased with it, and subsequently bought a couple more of these for her church friends.
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on 30 May 2014
A superb easy to read translation as you can expect from Tom Wright. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who finds traditional translations daunting.
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on 16 May 2015
IN VERY GOOD CONDITION AND VERY WELL PRICED AS WELL. QUICK SERVICE AS WELL SO ALL IN ALL PLEASED.
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on 17 May 2015
Daughter very pleased with this just wish it was hard back.
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on 9 August 2014
Elegantly presented..
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on 24 April 2015
Excelent.
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2 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 26 September 2012
Having read other titles in the for everyone series I was expecting to get something similar to what I had already seen. This is NOT a commentary as his other books are but merely a translation of the New Testament. I already have the New Testament so I didn't find this book very helpful, I thought it was a compilation of his commentaries.
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 10 December 2012
To be honest I can't see what all the fuss is about - certainly this is not very accurate to the Greek. Pretty disappointed, to be honest.
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0 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 3 February 2012
What a refreshing way to reinvigorate and revise my view of Christianity through this updating of the gospels.
I loved how the disciples have now become the 'J-Krew' and the Nazarene massive, Mary Magdalene 'Big J's nasty Ho', and the Romans as the Galilean Feds.
I must admit I was a little sceptical at first about his depiction of the Lord as a slacker and consumer of lebanese reefer, who goofs off for most of his adult life until he decides to start a religion to 'stick it to the man', meet chicks and do 'good stuff'. He keeps it 'fresh' with the water into 'Crystal' at the wedding, sending out for Dominoes to feed the 5000 and I especially liked his yiddisher mamma character kvetching at him to get a proper job which really made it for me.
However Pontius Pilot comes out more like officer dibble out of Top Cat, he could have developed this a little more along with a few less lines like 'I's gonna get Steven Segall on yo butt if yo don't cut da moneylending in ma pa's crib' and such like.
Overall a great update but needs more work!
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