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The Essential Greek New Testament for the Absolute Beginner

We are excited to release the Essential Greek New Testament (thank you, James, for the title).

This book represents a new approach to the study of the Biblical Greek by allowing an absolute Greek beginner to start “reading” the Greek New Testament from the first day. As such, it will establish itself as an indispensable resource for those who would like to get a glimpse of the New Testament in the original. The compilation of resources will also be useful to those who have some knowledge of Biblical Greek.

For a limited time only, we set the introductory price to $4.99. Get your copy.

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The Greek New Testament For Beginning Readers, Byzantine Textform (with Direct Verse Jump)

OSNOVA™ is pleased to announce the digital publication of Robinson/Pierpont’s The Greek New Testament for Beginning Readers: Byzantine Textform.

This Greek New Testament includes John Jeffrey Dodson’s lexical information along with brief definitions of words occurring fewer than fifty times, parsing of verbs occurring fewer than fifty times and various other helps particularly useful for those whose Greek is less than perfect, and the OSNOVA edition doesn’t disappoint. These helps are included, and many words are linked to the corresponding lexicon entry and grammatical parsing information.

The Kindle edition from OSNOVA™ includes a number of navigational aids such as Direct Verse Jump and hyperlinked table of contents. Short instructions on their use are included in the book itself, with more detailed instructions available on our blog.

This helpful study tool can be used by a beginning student of Greek or a busy pastor who had his Greek many years ago. You do not have to be an expert in New Testament Greek in order to use this tool profitably. The Kindle format makes this useful information accessible for all students of the Greek New Testament.

You can purchase The Greek New Testament for Beginning Readers: Byzantine Textform at our OSNOVA book store.

Have you experienced the benefits of reading the Word of God in the original languages?

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Greek New Testament

“The Greek New Testament is the New Testament; all else is translation.” A.T. Robertson

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The ASV, a Forerunner of Trustworthy Modern Bible Translations.

The American Standard Version of the Holy Bible was first published in 1901.

It has been hailed as one of the most accurate English translations of the Bible and earned the reputation of being the Rock of Biblical Honesty. Although the English used in the American Standard Version is somewhat archaic, it isn’t nearly as hard to understand as some passages of the King James Version. Other names for the American Standard Version are Standard American Edition or Revised Version.

You can purchase your copy of the ASV Bible on Amazon.com or at the OSNOVA store.

The ASV Bible is the result of cooperation between British and American scholars who worked on the revision of the King James (Authorized Version) Bible between 1872 and 1901. The goal was to provide readers with accurate, literal, word-for-word translation of the Holy Scriptures. The revisers retained the archaic language of the KJV in most instances. ASV has served as the basis for a number of modern translations and paraphrases, such as Revised Standard Version, Amplified Bible, New American Standard Bible, the Recovery Version, the World English Bible, and the Living Bible.

“A fascinating fact about the ASV”, writes Pastor Brett Maragni, “is that both the RSV (Revised Standard Version) and the NASB (New American Standard Bible) are revisions of the ASV. Since the NRSV (New Revised Standard Version) and ESV (English Standard Version) are both revisions of the RSV, that means the ASV, second of course to the King James Version, is perhaps the most influential literal translation produced in the English language. That is remarkable considering you have to search high and low to find a copy to purchase.”

You can read more about this Bible translation at OnlineBible.org.

Have you ever heard of the ASV Bible?

What is your preferred Bible translation?

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FREE: Kindle edition of the SBL Greek New Testament from OSNOVA

OSNOVA has released a free Kindle edition of the SBL Greek New Testament. The SBL Greek NT web site:

The SBLGNT is edited by Michael W. Holmes, who utilized a wide range of printed editions, all the major critical apparatuses, and the latest technical resources and manuscript discoveries as he established the text. The result is a critically edited text that differs from the Nestle-Aland/United Bible Societies text in more than 540 variation units.

Students, teachers, pastors, and interested laypersons can use the SBLGNT right now for research, writing, and study—at no cost.

OSNOVA’s Kindle edition of the SBL Greek New Testament provides an excellent formatting and navigation that Christians have come to expect from OSNOVA Kindle publications. The OSNOVA edition incorporates an active table of contents, a 5-way controller navigation between chapters and books, a cross-reference system between the Bible text and the apparatus, and the innovative navigation aid called Direct Verse Jump 2 (DVJ-2), which makes it easy to open any Bible verse in mere seconds. The complete instructions on how to use all navigation aids in this publication are found at the beginning of the book.

Download from the OSNOVA Store or Google (http://goo.gl/5zs2u).

Digitally published by OSNOVA under a license and provided to you for free. For other OSNOVA publications, please visit store.osnova.com.

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The NET Bible (OSNOVA ed.) is now available from the OSNOVA Store

The NET Bible is a new English translation of the Bible, with 60,932 translators’ notes! It was completed by more than 25 scholars – experts in the original biblical languages – who worked directly from the best currently available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.

The translators’ notes make the original languages far more accessible, allowing you to look over the translator’s shoulder at the very process of translation. This level of documentation is a first for a Bible translation, making transparent the textual basis and the rationale for key renderings (including major interpretive options and alternative translations).

This unparalleled level of detail helps connect people to the Bible in the original languages in a way never before possible without years of study of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. It unlocks the riches of the Bible’s truth from entirely new perspectives.

OSNOVA’s Kindle edition of the NET Bible provides an excellent formatting and navigation that Christians have come to expect from OSNOVA Kindle publications. The OSNOVA edition incorporates an active table of contents, a 5-way controller navigation between chapters and books, a cross-reference system between the Bible text and the translators’ notes, and the innovative navigation aid called Direct Verse Jump 2 (DVJ-2), which makes it easy to open any Bible verse in mere seconds. The complete instructions on how to use all navigation aids in this publication are found at the beginning of the book.

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A Kindle Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) with Direct Verse Jump

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Miklal Software Solutions, Inc. has released the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) for the Kindle having successfully solved the problem of the Kindle’s lack of support of Hebrew using letter images. OSNOVA customers will welcome the inclusion of DVJ-2 method of navigation. This is not an OSNOVA publication, but a quality product nevertheless.

From the product description:

Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) is a complete Hebrew Bible in an aesthetically pleasing Hebrew script. It contains all of the consonants, vowels, cantillation marks (accents), and other symbols. It follows the text of the Leningrad Codex as digitized by the J. Alan Groves Center for Advanced Biblical Research. This is the same manuscript underlying Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) and Biblia Hebraica Quinta (BHQ).

In addition, the Kindle version has The Comprehensive Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic Glossary, by Humphrey H. Hardy, appended to it.

A detailed review of the Hebrew Bible appears on the blog This Lamp.

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