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#1 Kit

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:04 AM

Will you consider to create a module for The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation (by N. T. Wright)?
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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:01 AM

Will you consider to create a module for The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation (by N. T. Wright)?
Thanks,
Chris

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We've discussed it internally as a desired item; too soon to know any details. Thanks for the request.

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#3 David Garrison

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:35 PM

Ditto that! I just received my copy of this and it's fantastic. It'd be great to have it in Accordance.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

Yes! Please provide this module!

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:21 PM

The request was also made here. How have I gone on as long as I have without careful attention to this translation? I've just become more aware of it through the NT for Everyone set. What I've seen so far is really good. Comparing it to other Bible translations (using the Compare text feature in Accordance) would be really useful.


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:07 PM

What is special about this translation?


"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Rom. 12:2
 
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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:25 PM

There's a good balance of faithfulness to the original and readability. It reads as easily as The Message by Eugene Peterson, but is not a paraphrase like Peterson's is. An example:

Romans 4:18-25, Abraham’s Faith—and Ours
 
18 Against all hope, but still in hope, Abraham believed that he would become the father of many nations, in line with what had been said to him, ‘That’s what your family will be like.’ 19 He didn’t become weak in faith as he considered his own body (which was already as good as dead, since he was about a hundred years old), and the lifelessness of Sarah’s womb. 20 He didn’t waver in unbelief when faced with God’s promise. Instead, he grew strong in faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully convinced that God had the power to accomplish what he had promised. 22 That is why ‘it was calculated to him in terms of covenant justice’.
 
23 But it wasn’t written for him alone that ‘it was calculated to him’.24 It was written for us as well! It will be calculated to us, too, when we believe in the one who raised our Lord Jesus from the dead, 25 the one who was handed over because of our trespasses and raised because of our justification.

 

 

Wright says of this passage (this is all in NT for Everyone): “The older language, ‘it was reckoned to him as righteousness’, gives off so many different messages now that it’s hard for us, hearing it, to think the thoughts Paul had in his head.”

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:58 PM

For Everyone: The Complete New Testament Collection (N.T. Wright) (18 volumes) contains this translation.

 

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Edited by Dan Francis, 10 January 2014 - 11:59 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:24 AM

Yep. The benefit to having it as a Bible would be the ability to (1) have it all together as an actual Bible and (2) compare it with other Bibles, which you can't currently do in NT for Everyone, as it is a Reference Tool (and split up with the commentary). Not to mention it would be more affordable for those who wanted just the translation (though the commentary set is reasonably priced, I think).

 

I'd like to see more NTW in general in Accordance....


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 12:42 AM

I am not too familiar with NT Wright but I just watched an interview on Inner Compass. Very interesting person that makes you think.  Cool.


"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Rom. 12:2
 
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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:30 PM

He is a scholar I highly respect, highly intelligent, quite open minded but very traditional in his beliefs and biblical interpretation.

 

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Edited by Dan Francis, 11 January 2014 - 01:31 PM.

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 09:13 PM

It's a pretty amazing combination of skills, traits, and sensitivities he has.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:53 PM

I also concur that this would be a valued addition to Accordance.  I often consider using Wright's translation in my sermons, so it would be helpful to have a digitized version of the text for the production of a sermon manuscript for my partitioners






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