The Kingdom New Testament: A Contemporary Translation

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The New Testament for the Twenty-First Century.

Most 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. N. T. Wright invigorates these sacred texts with an all-new English translation that allows contemporary readers to encounter these historic works afresh.

With the insight and ...

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Overview

The New Testament for the Twenty-First Century.

Most 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. N. T. Wright invigorates these sacred texts with an all-new English translation that allows contemporary readers to encounter these historic works afresh.

With the insight and expertise of "the world’s leading New Testament scholar" (Newsweek), this approachable, engaging translation features accessible, modern prose that stays true to the character of the ancient Greek text by maintaining the vibrancy and vigor of the original works while also conveying the most accurate rendering possible.

The Kingdom New Testament will help the next generation of Christians acquire a firsthand understanding of what the New Testament had to say in its own world, and what it urgently has to say in ours.

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Editorial Reviews

Church Times
“[The Kingdom New Testament] will confirm Professor Wright’s position as the J.K.Rowling of Christian Publishing.”
Books&Culture
“The Kingdom New Testament sparkles with many gems of spirited English.”
Christian Century
“Reading Wright’s volume feels like sitting in on a Greek Bible class with a great teacher.”
Religious Herald
“Wright’s readable text serves as a refreshing, helpful way to re-hear familiar narratives.”
Books & Culture
“The Kingdom New Testament sparkles with many gems of spirited English.”
Doctor - Ben Witherington
"Wright’s Kingdom New Testament is both faithful and fresh, both lucid and enlightening, both careful and creative. Bringing to bear his wealth of scholarship and a lifetime of study, it will serve us well for many years to come. Enthusiastically recommended."
Scot McKnight
“I hope everyone gets a copy. . . . Translation is brisk and energetic, gender neutral, and has some real surprises. . . . There is something quite distinct about [Wright’s] translation: he wants the reader to feel the 1st Century, to hear a Jew call Jesus ‘Messiah’’or ‘King.’”
Nicholas Perrin
“[The] Kingdom New Testament: a comforting voice for struggling newcomers, a fresh voice for translation-tired veterans. I know of no one more qualified to take the message of the New Testament and put it into words that the modern person can fully understand.”
Kenneth E. Bailey
Translations often are either too ‘popular’ or too ‘formal.’ This fresh translation of the New Testament strikes a fine balance between the two as it ably rescues truth from familiarity. I recommend it highly to all who love the New Testament.
Dr. Ben Witherington
“Wright’s Kingdom New Testament is both faithful and fresh, both lucid and enlightening, both careful and creative. Bringing to bear his wealth of scholarship and a lifetime of study, it will serve us well for many years to come. Enthusiastically recommended.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062064929
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 544
  • Sales rank: 927,814
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

N. T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham and now serves as the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years he taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities, and he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. Wright is the award-winning author of How God Became King, Simply Jesus, After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, Scripture and the Authority of God, and The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as translator for The Kingdom New Testament.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    Excellent Translation

    This translation is a treasure. It is an invaluable addition needed to any Pastor or serious student of the New Testament.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2011

    Engaging translation

    I'm not a scholar so i can't comment on the accuracy of the translation but it reads incredibly well. Maybe the newness hasn't worn off yet but this is by far my favorite translation to pick up and read for pleasure. Other versions frequently claim readability and literary beauty but this one pulls it off masterfully.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Recommend only for those who do not have a Contemporatry New Testament

    Having read many translations and versions of the New Testament, I did not find anything unique or especially helpful in Wrights's New Testament. I would be helpful to anyone who does not have a New Testament or one in contemporary language.

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