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The Orthodox New Testament (The Holy Gospels) 6th Edition
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First, a bit of self-disclosure: I am not a Biblical scholar or translator, I don't know Koine Greek, I do not posses a broad knowledge of the writings of the Church Fathers, and I am a recent convert to Orthodoxy from Protestantism.
The books themselves are of excellent quality. These are the nicest books I own now. The covers are nice and thick with gold embossing. The pages themselves are thick and high quality, with large text. The sewn in ribbon is a great addition. It would have been nice for the icons to have been printed in color, but still they are mostly clear and high quality with great contrast. It is wonderful to read the New Testament with appropriate icons right there on the page with the written text!
The translation is excellent, although somewhat difficult to read. I find it easier to read than the KJV. To me, the ONT reads about like the NASB - somewhat stilted but necessarily so for accuracy. Also, words like "ye", "thee" and "thou" are used when appropriate to distinguish 2nd person singular and plural. Personally I find this distinction quite valuable. Also, I love the distinctive style of translation mentioned by another reviewer (Michael P. Karcher) - "the verse in the Apocalypse, 2:10, in the western translation reads "...Be faithful until death...," whereas in this translation it reads "...Keep on becoming faithful until death...Read more ›
There are black and white icons all throughout the text which enhances the text and makes it a joy to read. Starting from page 559-568 are detailed appendices which cover the background of this bible,the format of this version as well as thorough and detailed comprehensive explanations of English and Greek grammar,for people,like me, who do not know any Greek and who do not speak it or write it, you will find more information in this section about Greek grammar than you ever wanted to know and were probably afraid to ask. From page 569-596 is a section covering texts,bibliography and other references. from page 597 is a detailed list of the icons used throughout the text and page 607 to the rest of the book is a chronological index of the Gospel parallels.
There are amazing and detailed, comprehensive, and thorough endnotes which can be found at the end of each of the Gospels.The reason they are placed at the end of each of the gospels is because there is no room on the bottom of each page to put this extensive amount of endnotes. That would be impossible!..if the authors did that, do you know what size this New Testament would have to be???..so therefore they are placed at the end of each gospel. It's more logical that way.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dont buy from the Holy Apostles Convent or the Dormition Skete. They belong to a heretical sect called the Genuine Orthodox Church in America, which says that salvation belongs to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Much better translation that the bogus Orthodox Study Bible by Nelson (which is just a KJV in disguise), the KJV based its translation on later texts, often written centuries... Read morePublished 12 months ago by J. Blake
Excellent, especially for the patristic commentary. Every Christian Should own a copy.Published 16 months ago by Loren M Elifrits
The Orthodox New Testament (in two volumes) is an almost perfect Bible one could have. The translation is excellent; extremely faithful with beautiful archaic English. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ramin H. Sharifi
Both Volume 1 (gospels) and Volume 2 (the rest of the new testament) are available at holyapostlesconvent org. Read morePublished on August 10, 2014 by john of san mateo ca
I greatly appreciate the Orthodox Study Bible, but I must acknowledge that this translation of the New Testament is better. Read morePublished on November 12, 2012 by Amazon Customer
For anyone who wants to delve into the Church teachings and a more accurate translation of the Gospels into English then this is a necessary resource.Published on January 15, 2012 by Iarfhlaith Benjamin
What makes this a great resource for Christians is that the text itself matches the quotes from the Fathers. Especially the Greek Fathers. Read morePublished on February 6, 2009 by Discerning Reader
The attention to verb tenses and the proper translation of Greek words is appreciated and makes this Bible useful for a deeper meaning of the text. Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by Amazon Customer