Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Study New Testament For Lesbians, Gays, Bi, And Transgender: With Extensive Notes On Greek Word Meaning And Context Paperback – October 10, 2007

2.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$75.00 $138.53

Best Books of the Year So Far
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the Best Books of the Year So Far in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
click to open popover

Editorial Reviews

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).
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 422 pages
  • Publisher: Smith & Stirling Publishing (October 10, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0980443016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980443011
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #470,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Brittany T. Correa on December 25, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
While I have a Masters of Theology degree and am a Greek reader I found this translation interesting and helpful. I do not fully agree with all the helps, but overall it is an excellent resource. I just wish that there was a little more discussion on the passages that impact the LGBT community.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
The author like many of her kind starts off with some terrible presuppositions. She thinks that the Christian faith relies totally on 'the book' and that the words can be first and foremost deciphered by looking at secular Greek and trying to recompose the text. Duh...? It is far more important to see what the words meant to the early Christians who knew Greek and Hebrew far better than anyone alive today...and how THEY translated the words into their religious faith. Her desperate attempts to codify deviance is laughable. Christianity has NEVER allowed homosexual practice , abortion, infanticide, adultery, etc. The early church received these teachings from the apostles and their appointed successors and even if we had no NT it would not be allowable practice. The first Bible that the early Christians used was the Old Testament. Look at the early translations into other languages such as Latin and see how they understood it. If you believe in Greek Primacy. If there were no prohibitions on the practice then why did not the whole church adopt it as allowed since it was widespread in the culture? E.g. the Peshitta from Aramaic translates these passages as homosexuality . The canon was set by those books that taught in accordance with the traditional teachings of the church and NOT vice versus. In other words ...Christians did NOT grab all the books of the New Testament ...after they had been written and collected ...and say..now how are we going to do church...and live and what morals are we to follow. I would much better trust the ancient translators who knew the languages and the culture much better than we do than some Johness come lately, trying to tinker toy the Christian faith from scraps. What the Scriptures meant to the early church is far more important than some modern linguist trying to tell us that the church got it wrong for 2000 years. Yeah right.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Eddie Grim on January 24, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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)
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A wonder piece of reconciliation literature, it is both scholarly and compassionate. Wonderful news for everyone, especially those from a faith background.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This is by far the biggest perversion to the word of God I have ever seen. I am also a student of the Greek language and guarentee that Dr. Nyland's claims concerning the incorrect translations concerning homosexuality are completely FALSE! I have studied over passages such as these and found that the NASB and the ESV both have the most accurate translation of the original text. The sad thing is that because the author has a Doctorate, people assume the translation must be correct. It is only false hope for those that lead a homosexual lifestyle and refuse to change. The appearance of knowledge in this work is in fact only an illusion and is certainly the devil's work. You can live your life how you wish, but God's word cannot be changed by Dr. Nyland or anyone else.
26 Comments 141 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews