In The Bible for Everyone, two world-leading theologians, John Goldingay and Tom Wright, bring a scholarly work of superior religious insight specifically designed for their For Everyone series, creating a more readable and accessible translation of the Bible.
John Goldingay is Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, California. His recent books include An Introduction to the Old Testament:Exploring text, approaches and issues, A Reader's Guide to the Bible, Reading Jesus's Bible, Biblical Theology and athree-volume Old Testament Theology. Tom Wright is Research Professor of NewTestament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Hisrecent books include Paul: A biography, Spiritual and Religious, The Day theRevolution Began, God in Public and Why Read the Bible?
While new translations of the Bible are constantly appearing, with
the vast majority only offering slight variations, Goldingay's
translation here offers a fresh alternative, providing a rare
glimpse into the language, culture, and worldview of ancient
Israel. . . Everyone will love this. * David T. Lamb, Professor of
Old Testament, Biblical Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania *
John Goldingay's translation is a magisterial work of theology, pastoral insight, and linguistic scholarship. . . It has immediately become one of the standard translations that I always consult when trying to understand any Old Testament text myself. * Gordon McConville, Professor of Old Testament Theology, University of Gloucestershire *
We hear the familiar flow of passages we know well, but with unexpected and arresting words that make us sometimes pause and think again. This is a book to browse in, alongside your customary Bible version, for fresh insights, challenge and enjoyment. * Christopher J. H. Wright, International Ministries Director, Langham Partnership *
This is a remarkable achievement. . . Tom Wright has a very attractive feel for English; and the mere fact of producing a fresh translation that is both scholarly and written in non-repellent language makes this work a major triumph.' * Expository Times *
Fresh, insightful and accessible. . . this translation directs the reader to new lines of thought and reflection, especially helpful with some of the best known and perhaps over-familiar passages. . . An excellent resource. * The Reader *
I love the easy flow of the narrative, and the way it is broken down into bite-sized chunks. . . This truly is a book for Everyone. * The Good Book Stall *