New American Standard Bible-NASB 1995 (Includes Translators' Notes) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B00DO3ILBK
- Publisher : The Lockman Foundation; 1st edition (June 26, 2013)
- Publication date : June 26, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 4153 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 3325 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #76,621 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I really like the way the NASB reads. The modern English can seem a bit over-formal and slightly “wooden” at times, mainly because it is, to the greatest degree possible, a direct word-for-word translation from the original Hebrew and Greek manuscripts. Nevertheless, is clear and easy to understand.
I am a bit disappointed in the way this Kindle edition of the NASB was put together. It is in paragraph format rather than verse-by verse. (Most print editions of the NASB are in verse-by-verse format, which I prefer.) Programmers made the unfortunate decision to place the translator’s notes at the end of each paragraph instead at the end of each chapter or book. This tends to serve as a distraction for me, as it breaks up the flow of my reading.
The Kindle edition of the NASB works well on all my devices and apps, including my Kindle for Windows 10 PC program. It responds promptly to my mouse clicks and finger touches. Hyperlinked references and notes all work flawlessly. I can navigate easily to the book level through the Table of Contents, but have to manually navigate to chapter and verse.
Overall, I think the NASB Kindle Edition is good but could be improved. Users should be given the option to use paragraph or verse-by-verse format, and they should be permitted to navigate all the way down to individual verses. And translator’s notes should be placed at the end of each book rather than at the end of each paragraph.
By William S. Berkley on April 16, 2016
When you want it to be as literal as possible (as close to the original language as possible, with as few interpretations as possible), but still comprehensible, the NASB/NASB-updated is unmatched in American English. Alternate readings, which could be interpretations in other editions, are indicated. The careful reader is encouraged to seek out a concordance and/or commentary to assist with difficult passages, rather than depend one person or committee's version.
I may be "old school" and want to do things the hard way, but I know that the NASB I use is the best scholarly work I can have. Any error in interpretation is probably the result of my sin: laziness, or forcibly reading something into the Bible passage. In other words, I'm ready to own my errant eisegesis!
I find it very useful as a secondary Bible. I like to take my Kindle fire with me when I go away overnight so it's very convenient to have my Bible at hand. I think the price is very reasonable; NASB is an excellent translation; and Kindle is wonderful!