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Common English Bible Thinline Black DecoTone with Apocrypha

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Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation. Contains Apocrypha book ...more
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Published June 15th 2011 by Common English Bible
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Tom Hallberg
Jul 14, 2012 Tom Hallberg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The common English approach is good "in theory," but "in practice," it seems to leave some essential terms out. For example, Jesus is not "the son of man," he is "the human one." If you are looking for "surface meaning" and the narrative of the Bible, then this version is excellent. If you are looking for a great translation from the original languages, this is not the Bible for you. I would recommend this Bible for new Christians and even people who have been Christians a long time but are not ...more
Ephraim Lawson Bowick
Pretty cool translation. I generally despise translations within the common vernacular but since "Common" is within the title, I can make an exception.. Great introductory Bible for those reading the Deuterocanonical books for the first time. I like how it shows textual variations in their each respective place (i.e. Septuagint, Peshitta, Vulgate) Your absolute best bet (by best bet, i mean the one you will use incessantly) for a Bible though is the Orthodox Study Bible put out by Thomas Nelson ...more
Kevin Navarro
Mar 25, 2012 Kevin Navarro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love this translation. However, I'm not sure I'll ever get used to "Human One" for "Son of Man." I do understand the translation theory...emphasizing "humanness" vs. an inclusive language move. Yet, it sounds odd to my ears. Other than this, the CEB is a tremendous work in dynamic equivalence.
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