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Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by alexander284, Dec 20, 2019.

  1. alexander284

    alexander284 Active Member

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    Is the NET Bible formal equivalence or functional equivalence?

    I'd appreciate it hearing your thoughts on this. Thank you.
     
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    I have no personal experience with this Bible, but because of reading your post, I Googled it. The Bible-Researcher site says:
    Another interesting fact there is that this Bible is basically a project of faculty and students of Dallas Theological Seminary.
     
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    Wow. Thank you so much for
    Wow. Thank you so much for researching this for me! And that last tidbit of information you provided me with is, indeed, quite fascinating.
     
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    You're welcome. I found that info HERE.
    (Not sure when that was written; perhaps some of the little-known ones would be better-known now.)
     
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    I really like the NET because it boldly presents a clear message, such as going away from the ambiguous "faith of Christ" to Christ's faithfulness. In looking at comparison charts, it is found in the middle, not as formal as LEB, NASB, WEB, and not as functional as NLT, or Living Bible. It is usually close to the NIV, or near the middle of the spectrum.

    This website has the "principles of translation" for the NET.
    NET Bible : The Biblical Studies Foundation
     
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    Again, I appreciate your help! And since we're on the subject ... I'd be very interested to know your thoughts regarding Dallas Theological Seminary.
     
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    You're welcome.

    On the subject of Dallas Theological Seminary, I'll not say much, because they exist outside my personal experience. What I know I have read or heard. A number of people speak very highly of DTS, that they have a good language program, are conservative, etc., etc. If I remember correctly, they are theological heirs of C. I. Scofield. They are a bastion of dispensationalism. Their theology intersects in many places with Baptists, but I believe they diverge from Baptists on ecclesiology. Their doctrinal statement is HERE, which appears to not mention church government and is vague on the ordinances.
     
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    Again, I feel I must thank you for your
    Again, I wish to thank you for your helpful insights!

    And as soon as you mentioned Scofield, it brought to mind some positive memories of the old Scofield Study Bible. :)
     
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    The strength of the NET is the translation notes.
     
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    Yeah the notes are extensive. In Logos Bible Software they are their own resource that you can look at side-by-side.
     
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    Yes, in that chapter it looks like they probably have a note on every verse, and several notes on some verses.
     
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    You know, I can't quite put my finger on it, but some of translation choices the NET Bible makes just seem to be a bit "odd" to me, for some reason.
     
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    There is two versions now. I have been using the 2nd Edition recently. I find it to be a good dynamic translation. Great to read parallel with the NASB ot ESV.

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    Is it somewhere between the NIV and the NLT, would you venture to say?
     
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    more from your link:
    Thank you. Very troubling.

    We need to find out just who this anonymous person is, who's bankrolling this translation!
     
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    That is probably a good way of seeing it. It is closer to NIV than NLT.

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    Preface - NET Bible

    So...who is this 'NET' Bible's, mysterious financier anyway?
     
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    That's certainly good to know. Thank you!
     
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    It is likely Hampton Keathley of Bible.org. I believe Bible.org was the official sponsor and he is the co-founder.

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