The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation
Many readers of the New Testament have grown overly familiar with the biblical text, losing sight of the wonder and breadth of its innovative ideas and world-changing teachings about the life and role of Jesus of Nazareth. In The Kingdom New Testament, N. T. Wright, author and one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars, ...more
The New Testament for Everyone adds some commentary and background to the beginning of each book, so it would be a better study resource than the Kingdom New Testament. And, of course, The Bible for Everyone adds the Old Testament.
Whichever you choose will be a valuable addition to your Bible library.(less)
Bar non! If you want to get to grips with the New Testament he's your man. In his self penned preface to this translation, Tom (having read a few of his books I feel that I may presume upon the liberty) asks two rhetorical questions;
"Is this new version then a translation or a paraphrase? And, why do we need yet another one?"His answer to the first is simple enough
"It's a translation not a paraphrase."The second however, is paramount; ...more
Rating: 4.5 stars
I picked up this discounted New Testament translation by NT scholar and historian, N.T. Wright. It was quite a refreshing read since Wright offers a translation between an essentially literal/dynamic equivalent. Wright writes in contemporary British English and so one feels as though they're being read the NT by 'grandpa Nick'. It was delightful.
My favorite book was definitely Mark. Wright's presentation of the dialogues are vivid and exciting.
Galatians and Ro ...more
I found The Kingdom New Testament easy to read and ...more
I really enjoyed reading through this book. Wright translated the text in a way that is very readable while at the same time adhering to original meaning of the words. I will likely go back to this again and again over the years.
The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation continues my engagement with the works of the scholar and theologian N. T. Wright. I added his translation of the New Testament at the beginning of 2019 to accompany my student of the NT in Sunday school. When you have read the NT several times, it helps to force yourself to read it in a new light, and an alternate translation can do wonders. I first realized this as a missionary in Germany when I read the Einheitsuebersetzung used by the Cat...more
I do not know if it was the skill of the translator or the singular vision of the translator but the Word felt vibrant and alive. However, in a British voice. Even though I am North American I prefer ...more
This is the version I started at the beginning of the year. Technically it's just the New Testament, but that's fine. N.T. Wright is my favorite theol ...more
Not to be missed by any reader of the Bible.
One complaint - Print book edition is darn expensive.
Serious unforgivable problem with the Kindle edition I have. No search function, no Table of content. It really sucks. I wonder there is any way to make the Amazon/Kindle guys pay due attention.
N.T. Wright, world-renowned Anglican bishop and best-selling author, the man Newsweek called “the world’s leading New Testament Scholar,” offers a new “contemporary translation” in The Kingdom New Testament.
He describes his version as a translation instead of a paraphrase because translations follow the original Greek closely instead of paraphrasing, where ...more
It's not without its biases. N.T. Wright is an excellent scholar, but he's been known to read into the te ...more
Honestly, I sometimes fe ...more
Highly worthwhile, because in the writings of Paul it's otherwise very easy to lose the thread of what he's saying!