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The New English Bible, completed in 1970, was the culmination of more than twenty years' work by scholars and literary advisers representing the major Protestant churches of the British Isles. An authoritative translation made directly from the best Hebrew and Greek texts and founded on all the resources of contemporary scholarship, it aimed to present the full meaning of the original in clear and natural modern English. This approach marked a departure from the prevailing Bible translation philosophy and to this day the NEB has a significant place in the history of the Bible in English. The New English Bible is now reissued in this classic 'Library Edition' format to coincide with the reissue of the complete Cambridge Bible Commentaries series, which was itself based on the NEB text.
Preface to the New English Bible; Introduction to the Old Testament; Guide to the notes;Marginal numbers; Part I: Genesis; Exodus; Leviticus; Numbers; Deuteronomy; The Book of Joshua; The Book of Judges; Ruth; The First Book of Samuel; The Second Book of Samuel; The First Book of Kings; The Second Book of Kings; The First Book of the Chronicles; The Second Book of the Chronicles; The Book of Ezra; The Book of Nehemiah; Esther.