The Bible for
is the result of a passionate conviction that scripture should be something that
everyone can read, understand and enjoy. Two world-renowned biblical scholars
and communicators have therefore undertaken a tremendous taskk:
to draw together, revise and supplement the translations that appear in their
popular For Everyone commentaries, making a rounded, readable and reliable
version of the Bible that will prove helpful to people of all religious
backgrounds at every stage of their lives.
Broken up into easy-to-read, bite-sized chunks, and including helpful introductions to each biblical book, informative maps and a substantial glossary of key words, here is a new rendering of ancient wisdom that can be read like a novel, studied in sections or used as an aid to daily devotion.
is Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, California. His
recent books include An
Introduction to the Old Testament:Exploring text, approaches and issues,
Reader’s Guide to the Bible,
and athree-volume Old
Tom Wright is Research Professor of NewTestament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Hisrecent books include Paul: A biography, Spiritual and Religious, The Day theRevolution Began, God in Public and Why Read the Bible?
While new translations of the Bible are constantly appearing, with the vast majority only offering slight variations, Goldingay’s translation here offers a fresh alternative, providing a rare glimpse into the language, culture, and worldview of ancient Israel. . . Everyone will love this.
John Goldingay’s translation is a magisterial work of theology, pastoral insight, and linguistic scholarship. . . It has immediately become one of the standard translations that I always consult when trying to understand any Old Testament text myself.
We hear the familiar flow of passages we know well, but with unexpected and arresting words that make us sometimes pause and think again. This is a book to browse in, alongside your customary Bible version, for fresh insights, challenge and enjoyment.
This is a remarkable achievement. . . Tom Wright has a very attractive feel for English; and the mere fact of producing a fresh translation that is both scholarly and written in non-repellent language makes this work a major triumph.’
Fresh, insightful and accessible. . . this translation directs the reader to new lines of thought and reflection, especially helpful with some of the best known and perhaps over-familiar passages. . . An excellent resource.
I love the easy flow of the narrative, and the way it is broken down into bite-sized chunks. . . This truly is a book for Everyone.