New Readers Editions

No, its not what you think. I’m not reviewing the new UBS or Zondervan editions of the Greek New Testament.

I’m talking about this:

That’s right, Zondervan liked the success of the Readers GNT, so they’re doing the same thing with the Hebrew text. All words occurring 100 times or more will be footnoted. This also means that probably in a couple years from now we’ll also see a UBS edition of the same. Anyway, its coming out in May according to Zondervan and Amazon’s websites. You can read more about it by clicking on the picture.

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  1. I was wondering when this would happen. Hopefully there is a good execution.

    I’m wondering though about the cut-off for word occurrences. I don’t know anything about Hebrew, but it seems like there would be a lot more unique words appearing in the OT than NT Greek. I don’t know if <=100 occurrences would give an overwhelming or underwhelming amount of notes, or if it’s just right?

  2. I am not sure it would be that bad. Check out the sample page PDF file at Zondervan. It looks like a nice lay out thought it would be like having a commentary since is it over 1000 pages!

    I like it better than the Greek reader’s bible because they chose to use italic fonts which I find annoying and often hard to read – I think they need to revise it and loose the italic fonts or just get the UBS version of a readers NT which is basically the UBS only with vocab instead of the critical apparatus.

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