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Bible Version Detail — New English Translation(NET)

What's in a Version? is a book about the process of Bible translationAbbreviation:NET
Name:New English Translation
Functional Translation (1-10):5
Formal Translation (1-10):9
Ease of reading (1-10, 10 is easiest):7
Public Reading (1-10):6
Serious Study (1-10):10
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):9
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):No
Extensive Translation of cultural terms (Yes/No):No
Translated by Committee (Yes/No):Yes
Interdenominational Participation (Yes/No):Yes
Interfaith Participation (Yes/No):No
Committee Note:Conservative
This version comes from a background of exceptionally strong scholarship. It's notes alone are worth acquiring a copy. You can get free electronic copyies on the transating organization's web site,, and you can buy copies in various fine editions as well. I don't anticipate this becoming my standard "carrying" Bible, but I do find myself referring to it more and more in study.

At the time I write this note, the NET Bible is not available via Go to to shop for this Bible.

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Yesterday I complained a bit about the explanation that The Voice provides to readers, informing them that since Bathsheba had just completed purification after her period, Uriah couldn’t be the father of the child. Today I was reading the same passage in the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), and there we get the opposite. In verse 4 it reads, “… purifying herself from her uncleannes.” This would be easy for a modern reader to miss. It’s implied from the context....

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