Review of the NIV Greek and English Bible

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Zondervan is well known for publishing fantastic language resources for the New Testament student. In the late months of 2012 Zondervan revealed yet another fantastic piece, the NIV Greek and English New Testament, edited by John R. Kohlenberg III.

Different than an interlinear, this Greek-English New Testament is side-by-side, with the Greek text located on the left page and the English translation on the right. As a student that has a year’s worth of Greek completed, I find this Bible to be really useful. I make attempts at translating and reading in the Greek. If I get stuck, I move to the right side, locate the verse number, and read the English translation.

The Greek text used is The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. While the UBS4 and NA28 are more popular, Zondervan makes a concession. Wherever there is a textual divergence between the SBL edition and the…

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