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Discussion in 'Bible Versions/Translations' started by Tony kelly, Mar 28, 2006.
Anyone use this Bible if so how do you like it ?
I use it frequently for its copious notes.
You can only buy the Bible on line correct ?
Yes. I have the Beta Edition, not the new First Edition.
I really want to purchase the NET and just haven't yet. I really wish they would create a hardback edition for $20-30 bucks. Rather than the ones they offer for $50.
Their Bible 's are really expensive .
But you can also download it for free. and they just put out the first edition...so given a bit more time they should put out less expensive editions. Until then, save the 50 and download it.
I use it and like it. It is definitely more helpful to those who know a little Hebrew, Greek, textual criticism, and a thing or two about translating--and at least some grasp of grammar. This is because the notes are more valuable than the translation itself. (I have some quibbles with individual translation decisions that do not have notes that explain their decision, but everyone has quibbles with every translation here or there). However, I started using the NET's NT long before I studied any of the things I mentioned above and still found it to be of some value. It's a handy study Bible to have in hand, but the online version is searchable and free which is a bonus.
I've used the NET since their earliest edition a few years ago. Because I've bought 2 Bibles from them, I was given a huge discount on their most recent edition.
I use it mainly for the notes. Sometimes I like their translation, sometimes not, but it's always interesting to check it out and to read the notes, especially on disputed passages/translations. I've learned a lot.
I recently downloaded the NET for E-sword it is free but doesen't have all the notes. You can buy an e-sword version for about 20$ with all the notes if you want. I was afraid it might take up to much space on laptop's hard drive. But that's ok I can always refrence the notes online.
You can download the entire Bible including the notes for free at the NET Bible's website.
Do like us po' folks do, download it and print a copy, then punch it and bind it.
I download so many documents in my work, this is the ONLY way I can afford to have all the references that I have available. (Or find someone with a plastic "presentation binder" machine. Makes a nice booklet that you don't mind writing notes on.
Just an idea--better than fifty bucks......
If they ever start to sell their Bible's in book stores they would really be EXPENSTIVE huh .
Yes but the last edition was the 'First Edition' so I have to agree with the Greek geek I think the longer it's out the more it's price will fall.
The prime purpose of the NET Bible was to provide the text and notes free over the Internet. The printed version, which probably will not reach high production numbers, is a bonus. The Second Beta was available in paper and hardback and I expect the First Edition also will be later.
(I assume that the First Edition has better leather and paper than the modestly priced Second Beta, which was a bargain, though I haven't seen the latest edition. The satellite maps, BTW, are to die for and are better than anything else I've seen in laying out the geography of the Holy Land.)