We are please to announce that the FIRST EDITION of the NET BIBLE is now available. For those people who may be asking "What's New", we'd like to share with you some of the improvements available in this FIRST EDITION:
Also, we've used slightly thicker paper to reduce bleed-through.
The most significant improvements and the greatest amount of changes are contained in the Old Testament. There were substantial edits in both the OT text and notes. The names for God used throughout the Old Testament were reviewed and changed where needed to bring more consistency and accuracy in translation. The translators and editors worked to capture more of the beauty and elegance of the Old Testament writer's style while balancing readability and accuracy in the English translation.
It is critical to know as well that the text of the NET BIBLE will be "locked" (unchanged) for a minimum of 5 years. This allows any use of the NET Bible text that will be quoted or contained within other works to remain consistent for years to come. This is especially important for those who desire to memorize scripture from the NET BIBLE translation.
One of the new features to the NET Bible First Edition is an addition of maps. We have added 6 Old Testament maps to the Journeys of Paul maps to make 10 black&white line drawing maps covering the Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern regions described in the Bible.
Of course, we still have the 12 full color satelllite images available online. (More views of these maps are printed in the NET Bible First Edition print version, bringing the total map pages to 42).
Check it out!
We hope you will find the new FIRST EDITION of the NET BIBLE to enrich your personal Bible study and understanding of scripture. May God speak to you clearly, deeply and intimately through His precious Word.