09 August

An Indispensable Resource for Every Bible Reader

The New English Translation Bible

Nashville, Ten. (July 2019) – Thomas Nelson Bibles, in partnership with Bible.org/Biblical Studies Press, is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the New English Translation Bible (NET), the newest, complete translation of the original biblical languages into English.

The planning, development, and online publication of the New English Translation began in 1995, when a team of more than twenty-five of the world’s foremost biblical scholars (led by three Dallas Theological Seminary professors, W. Hall Harris, Daniel B. Wallace, and Robert B. Chisholm), gathered around the shared vision of creating an English Bible translation with a ministry mission.

No other translation is so openly accountable to the worldwide church or has been so thoroughly vetted. More than 60,000 notes highlight every major decision, outline alternative views, and explain difficult or nontraditional renderings. Throughout the NET’s uniquely transparent translation process, every working draft was made publicly available on the internet. Bible scholars, ministers, and laypersons from around the world logged millions of review sessions. NET translators then filtered every question and suggestion through the very best in biblical linguistics, textual criticism, and their unwavering commitment to following the text wherever it led.

“I’ve known about the NET online for many years and was intrigued by the comprehensive translation notes, something I’ve never seen in another Bible,” said John Kramp, Group Publisher for Thomas Nelson Bibles. “Two years ago, I read through the full NET translation as part of my personal devotional time and was struck by the clarity and readability of the text. It’s an honor to partner with Bible.org to bring a full line of beautiful NET Bibles to people around the world.”

Features include:

  • The newest complete English translation based on the most up-to-date manuscript discoveries and scholarship
  • A translation that explains itself—over 60,000 translators’ notes offer unprecedented transparency
  • Full-color maps
  • Durable Smyth-sewn binding lays flat in your hand or on your desk
  • 8.75-point print size Scripture text in Thomas Nelson’s exclusive NET Comfort Print® typeface

“We are delighted to see the NET enter an entirely new phase of print publication. It has been a pleasure collaborating with Thomas Nelson to bring this exciting project to fruition,” said W. Hall Harris III, ThM, PhD, project director and managing editor for Biblical Studies Press. “We can’t wait to see the impact the NET will have in the areas of teaching and exposition, theological discussion, missions, and Bible study for everyone.”

The first and second editions of the NET were released by Biblical Studies Press. Thomas Nelson is partnering with BSP to steward the publication of the NET moving forward. It will also continue to be available online at Bible.org.

NET Full-notes Edition product formats will be available on October 1, 2019.

For reprint permission, review copies, or to request an interview with John Krampf, Group Publisher for Thomas Nelson Bibles, contact Amy Bigler at [email protected] or 616.698.3514.