The New English Translation, or NET Bible®, is a unique Bible translation, with extensive notes explaining choices made by the translators and amplifying on biblical terms and concepts. A modern translation based entirely on the original languages of the Bible, the NET Bible® has been updated and revised, and is now available as the First Edition. Included are almost 60,000 translator notes based on the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts, as well as more than 700 references to scholarly works. The level of detail provided by the notes may be unparalleled. Users will appreciate being able to achieve deeper understanding of biblical truths as they explore this translation and its copious notes with BibleReader™ software on a PDA or mobile phone. A free version of the NET Bible® with limited notes is also available.
"The NET Bible® ... is a refreshing and radical departure from previous translations of the Bible into English. It includes extensive translators' notes explaining and defending the translation and showing other options for handling difficult passages. The translators' notes, along with the study notes and textual notes, form an excellent resource for pastors, teachers, and students of the Bible. Yet the translation itself is still easy to read and understand, well suited for pulpit use as well as personal reading and study. Highly recommended!" — Howard G. Hendricks, Distinguished Professor, Chairman, Center for Christian Leadership, Dallas Theological Seminary
Olive Tree's Software Review (Part 2): The New English Translation (NET Bible), First Edition ... The New English Translation (NET Bible), First Edition strives to present scripture in lucid and elegant prose while seeking to maintain the integrity of the scriptures’ original meaning from the more popularly known and profound Hebrew and Greek to the nearly extinct Aramaic language. This is a powerful addition to any Bible readers’ collection. Read entire review.