English Study Bible

English Study Bible
Littrell's New Testament with Notes
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AuthorHarold Littrell
ISBNLITX001
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In producing the English Study Bible—New Testament, Harold Littrell’s stated goal was to produce a translation that was easy to read yet faithfully rendered God’s Word. He viewed the original manuscripts as being verbally inspired, given by the Spirit and he endeavored to translate without any denominational bias that so often exists in Bible translations today. Features of the Bible include:

 

  • Explanation of Greek manuscripts.
  • Background information and introduction of each book.  
  • Italics are used to indicate words supplied to clarify and to fit the idiom of the English language.  Each such word, when supplied, is indicated by italics.
  • Distinction between "faith" (belief) and "the faith" (God's word - Jude 3) is clearly identified.
  • Christ's law, the law of faith (Romans 3:27); the perfect law of liberty (James 1:25); the faith (Jude 3); Christ's doctrine (2 John 9) is emphasized and stressed at every opportunity. See 1 Corinthians 9:21 and Gal. 6:2.
  • Immerse, Immersion, and Immerser is used instead of baptize, baptism, and baptizer.
  • Immersed in and into water, instead of with water.
  • Easily used footnotes help identify, clarify and direct the reader to other information on the same subject.
  • Christ's doctrine about the church, plan of salvation, Christian living, worship, etc. are clearly translated, with additional information and references in footnotes.
  • Only begotten (monogenes) is correctly translated (e.g. John 1:18:3:16).
  • The last twelve verses of Mark (16:9-29) are faithfully rendered in the text, with note and footnotes to firmly defend those verses as being a part of the Spirit-given word.
  • The Holy Spirit's work in the new birth (John 3:3-8) is more clearly and accurately presented.
  • The Divinely given name, Christian, is rendered in Acts 11:26, with note to explain. Acts 11:26 has: "And the disciples were divinely called Christians first at Antioch."
  • Created in Christ Jesus on the basis of (epi) is much more clearly and accurately rendered, with further information in the footnotes of Eph. 2:10.
  • Person and people, rather than "man" and "men" from anthropos, anthropoi.
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