The New Testament: A Translation
ISBN: 030024844X
EAN13: 9780300248449
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 8, 2019
Pages: 648
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.468279 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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From one of our most celebrated writers on religion comes this fresh, bold, and unsettling new translation of the New Testament

David Bentley Hart undertook this new translation of the New Testament in the spirit of etsi doctrina non daretur, as if doctrine is not given. Reproducing the texts' often fragmentary formulations without augmentation or correction, he has produced a pitilessly literal translation, one that captures the texts' impenetrability and unfinished quality while awakening readers to an uncanniness that often lies hidden beneath doctrinal layers.

The early Christians' sometimes raw, astonished, and halting prose challenges the idea that the New Testament affirms the kind of people we are. Hart reminds us that they were a company of extremists, radical in their rejection of the values and priorities of society not only at its most degenerate, but often at its most reasonable and decent. To live as the New Testament language requires, he writes, Christians would have to become strangers and sojourners on the earth, to have here no enduring city, to belong to a Kingdom truly not of this world. And we surely cannot do that, can we?

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   For the first time ever, I returned a book to Amazon
Another translation with a bias, universalism in this case. This was quite enough. John's command of language may not exceed the mere functional competence. Sometimes, Matthew's prose is better than ponderous. Paul's Greek is generally rough, sometimes inept and occasionally incoherent. But I suspect that 100 years from now we will still read the King James, NIV, ESV and even the Message Translations. I sincerely doubt that anyone outside academia will read this. Nice cover art though.
Recently I bought this and used it in our Romans Bible study. I find Hart's special renderings valuable ''. For example, Rom 86 is for the mental inclination of the flesh death. As most translate it, the mind is focused on xxx or NT Wright's mind is set on xxx. On the gross side, I was appalled in Rom 812 at the negative error. He left out a typo so Hart has it read so that we are indebted to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. I tested it, and not is in all Greek texts. NT Wright has seen other reviewers compare it with J. Allen's The Kingdom New Testament. I am both new in reading. I think both are valuable and are worth the time to read and consider. Hart is made to be very literal. If you are already familiar with more literal versions such as KJV, NKJV or Darby, you will get a lot out of Wright's.
   I spend a lot of time helping folks get beyond our comfortable English renderings and into the beautiful depths of the ...
As a minister and Bible study leader, I spend a lot of time helping people get beyond our beautiful English renderings and into the comfortable depths of the Word. This translation aims to do this by returning to the simple forms in which the NT was written.
Awesome translation, places you right in the middle of the events as a witness. I am sure that there are some who read it due to ideological commitments, but reject it in spite of these opinions. DBH brings the distinct voice of each of the Gospels writers to light by preserving the varied times.
   a translator's review
This translation is needed by : He does not bow to theological bias. Buy it now! Jonathan Mitchell The New Testament of Jonathan Mitchell httpswww. amazon. com New Testament 1508007427andsr 1-2andkeywords jonathan+mitchell+new+testament p14507057ref sr_1_2? sr_1_2?