After ten years, the wait is over. The NET Bible First Edition is now available.
Bible.org, where a free downloadable version is also available, serves 3.5
million people worldwide and ranks among Google’s top-four sites in
three search categories.
“The NET Bible is an entirely new translation
from the ancient Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts,” says Dave Foran,
executive director of Bible.org. Alumni and friends of Dallas Seminary
make up the core group of individuals behind the site, particularly the
translation project. Plus, Dallas Seminary alumni have contributed much of
the forty-thousand-plus pages of content, and the Seminary’s professors
and alumni volunteer their time to the ministry.
“The result,” Foran says, was 60,932 translators’ notes and citations
pulling from more than 700 scholarly works.” And by allowing the public
to test the first working drafts and comment on their usability and
clarity, the NET Bible“was read, studied, and checked by more eyes than any Bible translation in history,” Foran says.
By releasing this free First Edition download of the NET Bible, Bible.org is poised to aid an even wider audience of individual users and ministries.