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NET Bible Enters New Phase of Print Publication

Thomas Nelson Bibles, in partnership with Bible.org/Biblical Studies Press, announced the release of the New English Translation Bible (NET), the newest complete translation of the original biblical languages into English.

The planning and online publication of the New English Translation started in 1995, when a team of more than twenty-five of the world’s foremost biblical scholars led by W. Hall Harris (ThM, 1978), Daniel B. Wallace (ThM, 1979; PhD, 1995), and Robert B. Chisholm (ThD, 1983) shared their vision of creating an English Bible translation with a ministry mission in focus.

Thomas Nelson publishers shared, “No other translation is so openly accountable to the worldwide church or has been so thoroughly vetted.” More than 60,000 notes highlight every decision, outline
alternative views, and explain difficult or nontraditional renderings. 

Every draft was made public and was available on the Internet throughout the NET’s transparent translation process. People from around the world—including Bible scholars, ministers, and laypersons—logged their comments and review sessions. NET translators then filtered every question through the best in biblical linguistics, textual criticism, and their commitment to following the text.

John Kramp, group publisher for Thomas Nelson Bibles, explained, “I’ve known about the NET online for many years and was intrigued by the comprehensive translation notes, something I’ve never seen in another Bible. Two years ago, I read through the full NET translation as part of my personal devotional time and was struck by the clarity and readability of the text. It’s an honor to partner with Bible.org to bring a full line of beautiful NET Bibles to people around the world.”

Dr. Harris, who served as the project director and managing editor for Biblical Studies Press, said, “We are delighted to see the NET enter an entirely new phase of print publication. It has been a pleasure
collaborating with Thomas Nelson to bring this exciting project to fruition, and we can’t wait to see the impact the NET will have in the areas of teaching and exposition, theological discussion, missions, and Bible study for everyone.”

Thomas Nelson reported that the first and second editions of the NET will be released by Biblical Studies Press. This partnership with BSP will help steward the publication of the NET moving forward and will also continue to be available at Bible.org.

Features include:

  • The newest complete English translation based on the most up-to-date manuscript discoveries and scholarship
  • A translation that explains itself—over 60,000 translators’ notes offer unprecedented transparency
  • Full-color maps
  • Durable Smyth-sewn binding lays flat in your hand 
  • 8.75-point print size Scripture text in Thomas Nelson’s exclusive NET Comfort Print® typeface

NET Full-notes Editions are available.

For more information on the NET Bible, go to netbible.com.

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