New Version: Lexham English Bible (LEB-NT)

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  1. franklinmonroe

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    If you are a Bible software user you may be familiar with the Lexham English Bible (copyright 2010 by Logos Bible Software). It is a "relatively literal" New Testament digital version (based upon some interlinear work). Old Testament being developed. Supplied words are noted with italics; idioms are noted with lower corner brackets (similar brackets are found in the HSCB). There are not nearly as many notes as in the NET; the LEB typically seems to have about 5 to 13 brief notes per page.

    Two reasons are specifically given for the new translation in their Preface: 1) "the LEB achieves an unparalleled level of transparency with the original language text"; and 2) "the LEB is designed from the beginning to make extensive use of the most up-to-date lexical reference works available" (explicitly stating that "the BDAG was consulted to ensure that the nuance and force of the translation was proper and verifiable.").

    W. Hall Harris III is listed as the General Editor (he is a professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary). I did not see a Greek text identified (but I can see it is not TR-based).

    Here's Matthew 1:23 for example (with footnotes) --
    “Behold, the virgin ⌞will become pregnant⌟ 3 and will give birth to a son, and they will call his name Emmanuel,” 4

    3 Literally “will have in the womb”
    4 A quotation from Isa 7:14​

    More info, verse comparisons with other versions, and free downloads in various formats (PDF, RTF, etc) are available at --
    http://www.lexhamenglishbible.com
     
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    This “new translation” is just a portion of the Lexham Bible Reference Suite offered by Logos Bible Software.


    The Lexham High Definition New Testament: ESV Edition
    The Lexham High Definition New Testament: Glossary
    The Lexham High Definition New Testament: Introduction

    Lexham Syntactic Greek NT
    The Lexham Syntactic Greek New Testament Glossary
    The Lexham Syntactic Greek New Testament: Sentence Analysis
    The Lexham Syntactic Greek New Testament: Expansions and Annotations

    The Lexham Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament

    The Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament
    The Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament: Glossary
    The Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament: Introduction

    The Lexham Clausal Outlines of the Greek New Testament

    The Lexham Greek-English Interlinear New Testament
    The Lexham Hebrew-English Interlinear Bible
    The Lexham Greek-English Interlinear Septuagint

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    Is this available for e-Sword?
     
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    Hey Rob, do you own it?
     
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    No, it'll probably never be offered.
    It's the foundation of the Lexham family of tools, by itself it is just another literal translation; as all tools are integrated it becomes a powerful tool to pear into the meaning.

    It is a portion of the basic Logos package. I use it only once in a while in conjuction with other products.
    It is being developed to encourage a newer method of study called Discourse Analysis, looking a the structure of language.
    It's a bit too esoteric for me, I can look at the work of others and benefit but don't think it's worth my effort (at this time) to learn the method.

    Why Discourse Analysis Matters [LINK]

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    Actually, I found it here.
     
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    I downloaded it and used it on YourVersion and E-Sword.

    I haven't looked closely at it (although I verified it has indignation at Mark 1:41) but have noticed the sentence structure is much more complicated (Ephesians 3 is a good example) even than the NASB.
     
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    Thanks for blowing that up and coloring it! I might have missed it. LOL

    Only half of what I say is true, and I don't know which half.

    From the Lexham English Bible's Preface:
    Curiously most of the Lexham family of helps use the word, "compassion" rather than "anger" at Mark 1:41

    Rob
     
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    Hey no problem brother!

    I figured people may want to get the version and they wouldn't miss that it's available! :laugh:
     
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    Just curious , wonder if this was the Gramcord project that was in the works past decade, was to be in print form, but this one is in software form?
     

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