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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2010
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Students of the Bible sooner or later learn that the New Testament authors usually quote the Septuagint (LXX, the ancient Greek version of the Old Testament) when they are quoting the Old Testament. Since practically all English Bibles translate the Old Testament from Hebrew and not the Septuagint, this creates a stumbling block in study. That is, the Old Testament passage in an English Bible doesn't match up as easily with what the New Testament author quotes as the passage.

Van der Pool removes this stumbling block by giving us a Greek-English Interlinear Old Testament. Moreover, by including the Strong's Greek numbering system in the Old Testament, he greatly expands a Bible student's ability to do word studies. I say "greatly" because the Old Testament is three times the volume of the New, quadrupling on average the number of occurrences of a given word that can be studied.

This translation deserves wide recognition and distribution. The author has made a striking contribution to those who want to read the Bible and understand what it says. I cannot think of a greater such contribution in our generation.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2010
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This is an exceptional tool for Koine Greek language studies in most of the original Septuagint (LXX) and all of the New Testament. Missing from the OT LXX is all of the deuterocanonical books that are found in the oldest Christian Bibles. The order, number and names of the biblical books are the Protestant standard, as found in the KJV and almost all modern translations (eg. 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 & 2 Kings; rather than the more accurate 1-4 Kingdoms). It is called trilinear because in addition to the Greek central line there is an English translation below the Greek and the AB Strongs reference number above. The editor notes that the base text used for the LXX and NT are primarily based on the Complutensian Polyglot (CP) text. This text was completed between 1514 (NT) and 1517 (OT) with the whole Bible published in 1522 as a 6 volume set. These texts are most excellent and have a history of actually being used in the Church (Codex Vaticanus). Many scholars note that the Greek NT of the CP is far superior to the one compiled by Erasmus that was used in such translations as the KJV. In fact Erasmus used it to improve later editions of his Greek text.

What would have made this work beyond 5 stars would have been the inclusion of the deuterocanonical books and an ancient ordering of the books, perhaps based on Vaticanus or Sinaiaticus. A NT based on the Greek Patriarchal Approved Text of 1904/12 would make this the best Orthodox Bible hands down, but the Byzantine textform used already is very nice. As far as I know this Bible can only be ordered from the publisher, Apostolic Press. I ordered the hardbound and was surprised to also get a bonus book of English Greek derivatives. Perhaps the editor could someday complete the work and give us a great Orthodox Bible.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2012
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Brother Vanderpool is no longer a young man. I asked him if he'd consider completing this very helpful work by including the Deuterocanonical part, and his reply was, in effect, that he wasn't sure he could finish it with his remaining time here. With the tremendous labor-of-love he's already done, perhaps someone of his heart and ability can arrange with him to pick up the remaining task and complete it. While Brenton is good, and the Orthodox Study Bible is okay (it shows bias here and there, where that church's scholars read into it rather than just translate it), Vanderpool's work is by far the most helpful and usable to any Greek-Bible student, since this interlinear comes with the lexical-concordance and the English index in the back. Vanderpool uses Strong's numbering system, adding in the OT-only Koine words by adding a decimal to Strong. I give it a 5-star despite those rare typos (which he says is in process of being corrected). Of all the Bible translations and Greek & Hebrew study resources I own, this big Bible is the most valuable. It's still available from the publisher.
The 2nd edition with occasional corrections is now in print as of July 2013.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 24, 2011
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I have used the Apostolic Bible Polyglot for several years now. I was working on my own interlinear when I discovered the ABP and abandoned the project since the work had already been done (and much better), so there was no need for me to continue. There is now a hard bound version of this bible, which is what I will purchase if I need another printed copy. I currently use the ABP and the ABPE (just the English text) with The Word Bible Software program. It is much better than the other programs out there when rendering the interlinear. The extra Greek words found in the LXX are handled by a complete AB Strong's Lexicon in the back of the APB, making this absolutely the best all-around interlinear research text. It is a must have for anyone doing work in the Greek OT and NT. I'm shocked that it has not gained a wider audience in the academic community thus far. I have very few printed texts that I use for my studies (as I am quite mobile these days), but the ABP is one of the few actual printed texts that I keep handy (along with my pocket NKJV). It has replaced my copy of Green's Hebrew-Greek-English Interlinear simply because of the size difference. The ABP is so much smaller and easier to carry around than Green's large 1 vol or the bulky 4 vol set. Between these two texts (NKJV + ABP), my netbook and a public library or another free wifi spot, I have a limitless reach for my research.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2013
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I have found this to be an invaluable reference. I had to buy mine through the publishers website[...] and the standard softcover edition. I loved it so much and waited three months for another hard cover reprint since they were sold out, but it has not happened, so I purchased a second copy of the first addition. From the Publishers facebook page it should have been August of last year, but their email to me said the first quarter of this year...that also has not happened!
Oh well, anyway this volume has what You need, analytical concordance reminds me of Winters Modified Moorish Concordance of the LXX and it has an English to Greek word list...the ABS Strong's numbering is also included which is a modified version of Strong's Lexicon's numbering for LXX Greek Words that do not appear in Strongs NT Greek Lexicon. The literal translation is nice, and I agree with most of what I read.The main thing was it pushed me to research Vanderpool's use of verbiage or literal wording. That is where You learn! An Excellent Translation! I am in awe of the team that did this work which if The Lord tarries will be a valuable study tool for the times to come! Blessings In Him!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2012
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I love this Bible so much that I got the top of the line cowhide version after already purchasing one of the cheaper editions. It is the most beautiful Bible I own.

I am studying Greek and use this polyglot by covering the English with an index card and trying to read it in Greek first. Having the English immediately below the Greek is a real time saver when I don't know all of the vocabulary.

My only disappointment is that the Septuagint is abridged and does not contain the books commonly referred to as the Apocrypha. To remedy that I have purchased a slim hardback copy of Brenton's Apocrypha which has the Greek and English in parallel columns which I tuck into the pocket of my Bible cover which gives me the entire Eastern Orthodox canon in both Greek and English. A little less than ideal but still serviceable.

I am considering getting a Kindle and the Lexham Interlinear Septuagint software by Logos and tucking that in my cover instead but I do love the feel of a real book so I am hesitant...
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on January 24, 2015
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Really like it and it's interlinear greek with English which deals with the Hell passages..makes for a good reference bible and does try to stay close to the Septuagint. .which many orthodox brethren love except it doesn't have the apocrypha.
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on March 23, 2015
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It was listed as used and had markings but it is absolutely beautiful it is 1 of the books of the Bible I feel make my illectuln complete.... Stunning thank you
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 6, 2011
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AMAZING,AND SIMPLY REFRESHING FOR ME PERSONALLY,I SPEND MANNY HOURS IN THE HEBREW,SEARCHING OUT A CLEARER UNDERSTANDING,AND HEART OF GOD. THIS APOSTOLIC BIBLE HASN;T LEFT MY HANDS SINCE MY SON MICHAEL ARRIVED IN ARIZONA WITH IT. I AM MOST BLESSED ABOVE MEASURE FOR GODS RICH GRACE UPON CHARLES AND MANY WHO ENCOURAGED HIM ALONG THE WAY, I AM TRULY BEING ENRICHED. THE RABBI
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