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  • Paperback: 422 pages
  • Publisher: Smith & Stirling Publishing (October 10, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980443016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980443011
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #838,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr Nyland is a Classical Greek language scholar who served as Faculty in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of New England, Australia. Her research field is Greek lexicography from Homeric to Hellenistic times. She has published academic papers in the fields of both Greek and Hittite lexicography. Dr Nyland is known as the translator of The Source New Testament (TSNT).

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Dr. Who fan Dr. Ann Nyland spent her time on Faculty at the University of New England, Australia, teaching ancient grammar, conducting a lengthy replication of a Bronze Age horse training text, and drinking espresso.
She is a grammar pedant, and best selling translator of such books as All Books of Enoch as well as author of bestselling horse care books such as Natural Horse Care The Right Way, How to Care For A Rescue Horse, among others. She is the author of "Angels, Archangels and Angel Categories: What the Ancients Said," and "Fallen Angels, Watchers, Giants, Nephilim and Evil," among others.
Ann Nyland is the Director of the charity Morrigan Horse Rescue for hard-case rescue horses. She lives in a small, historical country town in Australia with her demanding rescue cat, her 2 pet dogs which are a chocolate Labrador and a dingo, and the rescue horses.

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Wonderful news for everyone, especially those from a faith background.
Michael Harris
I was actually looking for the Episcopal Bible, when I stumbled upon this Bible study guide for GLBTQQIA and their allies.
Allison J. Sanders
The Kindle Edition has no links in its Table of Contents, and no index.
Brittany T. Correa

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By shadow on August 8, 2012
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The study bible whilst not perfect (no translation is) is a very credible attempt at a secular translation and has some extremely valuable viewpoints to it. The study notes are written not based on traditional assumptions but on the latest secular knowledge. As our available texts have grown from new testament times, so have our understanding of expressions etc. (For example the laws pertaining to divorce can be understood in a better context now).Unfortunately some will focus on homosexuality but if they choose to focus on minor themes that are barely mentioned thats their choice. However, Jesus gives us many commands including love your neighbour, turn the other cheek, look after the poor and the sick, do not lie and of course do not judge and these can be studied across this and other translations because, as they are repeated time and time again...these ARE the important themes in gods word to us. This is worth using to study those major commands that Jesus gave us. (for those that want to worry about homosexuality, then skip those few verses. Jesus doesnt mention it anyway so this is a very useful study tool. Jesus does say of course whatever you do to the sick, the poor etc, you do to him... and this is a great tool for understanding the cultural co text of what he said). highly recommended and remember..anything you dont like, you can check for yourself (the mark of a good study guide rather than dogma)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Harris on November 24, 2013
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A wonder piece of reconciliation literature, it is both scholarly and compassionate. Wonderful news for everyone, especially those from a faith background.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brittany T. Correa on December 25, 2012
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The good news is that this book gives us insight into how we have been socialized to embrace biblical translations which have fallen out of lockstep with contemporary sensibilities. Many of the claims which Christians make against certain groups have no biblical basis.

I shouldn't have been surprised, but it was eye opening to learn about how certain groups influence biblical content. They shape the Bible that we see, and, by extension, the messages that we get from it. That is why gay people have so much trouble in church. That would have been good as a separate book.

The Kindle Edition has no links in its Table of Contents, and no index. It makes navigating difficult. The books of the New Testament are cluttered together, and lack introdutions. Some passages are so heavily laden with contemporary text that they are hard to recognize.

This book could have stopped at chapter two.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Ann King on March 14, 2012
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I'd been wanting a Biblical translation from the original Greek-my 30 yr old Bible recently literally fell apart-this New Testament is Great!i like having the notes on the page as I read, I purchased 2 more of these for friends.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eddie Grim on January 24, 2013
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Contains a lot of helpful information on word meanings especially the LGBT "clobber" passages however the layout and general presentation leaves a lot to be desired.
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This is an attempt of the devil to tell people, whom God loves, because He loves the homosexuals too, that they don't have to change. The bible clearly states that if the world is in darkness, it is the church's fault. The reason this homosexual agenda has spread so fast and so strong is because the church has embraced it. We are going to have to answer to God for this. God will not hold us guiltless. And anyone who would dare make an attempt to change God's Word must be an enemy of God. They are adding curses onto themselves that the book of Revelation talks about. I am a firm believer that God will send His Spirit of Repentance to the homosexual community, but this makes it harder for repentance because this "lie" give the impression that God is pleased with their homosexual lifestyle as he is the heterosexual lifestyle. We ALL must come to repentance and the homosexual is no different than the rest of us.
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54 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Soren K. on November 25, 2010
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I am intimately familiar with the TNIV version and its many strengths and flaws, but I must say this perspective receives no support from the text. The TNIV, although easier to understand and more poetic, is an inferior translation to the NASB as proven by intense scholarship and comparisons between the earliest preserved records of the textus receptus and the Talmud. Against the Dead Sea scrolls, the NASB stands as the most accurate text.

That said, the TNIV is still highly reliable on most scriptural cases, although the final authority would go the the NASB. The TNIV would never support a homosexual-friendly reading of the Bible. It is only severe contextualization on the part of the authors that makes it somewhat palatable. To put it bluntly, they're painting over the brick of scripturally incoherent theology with a sugary posthumous shellacking of icing and begging you to take a bite.

Expect stories of how David and Jonathan were lovers (A testably false claim as the Bible goes to great length to describe their relationship as foster-brothers rather than lovers. It's only a healthy dose of implications and inferences coming from the 21st century applied to this story that could ever turn it into a gay-friendly tale.

Also, expect the argument that explicit verses condemning homosexuality such as Leviticus 18:22 as simply dealing with neighboring nations who used underage boys as sexual oracles in temples. Expect the same for Paul's upholding of this law in his letter to Corinth.

Failing to promote this understanding, the authors may attempt to circumvent by claiming this law is one of the many discarded when God declares all of the unclean clean, however this is wrong. God forbode homosexuality to all humans, not just the Isralites.
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