Wondering if anyone had looked into the NET much. Not of extreme importance to me. Every translation I've read so far tells me obedience to the word of Jesus Christ is the only way to know the Father, but you might check this out....[url=http://www.bible.org/netbible]NET Bible[/url]At least if you don't understand why something was translated a certain way, you can check the footnotes and find out. And it impresses me that these guys have such a liberal copyright policy... sheds a lot of light on their motives since they aren't making even a fraction of the money they could make. It's things like that that make me lean toward a translation more than scholarly credentials.Also, I notice the chapters are divided by context, not by where divisions were added in the 13th century or so. ie: 1 John 1 & 2Just thought the thing might edify someone cause it's so natural to read. This post isn't another discussion about which translation is superior or what not, only a refernce for those who might want to check it out.don't sin today.love, alan
The NET bible is highly regarded by many. Although it is based on the Nestle-Aland 27th Edition Greek text, which is not the Byzantine, textform family there is some very valuable information. I have a friend working underground in a Central Asian republic tranlsating the scriptures into a people group language who constantly uses and contributes to the NET programme.There are free downloads for users of both PC, Mac and handheld computers.
alanrepent: i found the net bible to be a great resource. while i agree that the chapters were added in the 13th century i do not think that they are inspired. they were just the work of one man who helped many others study the bible without being overwelmed. I think the reason that the net people did not use the conventional way of dividing was because john's train of thought carried through 1john 2:2. john carries the overall idea all the way through the book, but in my opinion i like the break at the end of 1john 2:2. 8-)
I think the reason that the net people did not use the conventional way of dividing was because john's train of thought carried through 1john 2:2. john carries the overall idea all the way through the book, but in my opinion i like the break at the end of 1john 2:2. 8-)