The New Testament in Modern English: Phillips Paraphrase

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An enduring scriptural treasure and a classic of Christian literature, this modern translation is a beautiful and true rendering of the New Testament.

Written in 1958, The New Testament in Modern English is one of the most dynamic and lively translations to ever appear in print. Phillips’ rendering of Holy Scripture into contemporary English is accessible and powerful to a modern audience. Easy to read and remarkable in its passionate depictions of Jesus and the Apostles, this ...

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Overview

An enduring scriptural treasure and a classic of Christian literature, this modern translation is a beautiful and true rendering of the New Testament.

Written in 1958, The New Testament in Modern English is one of the most dynamic and lively translations to ever appear in print. Phillips’ rendering of Holy Scripture into contemporary English is accessible and powerful to a modern audience. Easy to read and remarkable in its passionate depictions of Jesus and the Apostles, this book is a classic work of Christian literature perfect for anyone looking to supplement their understanding of the Bible and enrich their spiritual life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684826387
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition description: Student Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 143,185
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

J.B. Phillips died in 1983. A canon of the Anglican church, his works include The Newborn Christian and his highly acclaimed translation The New Testament in Modern English.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2002

    Refreshing, Reviving Revision

    I have been reading the King James version of the bible for years and have always found it hard to understand it's language. This translation has helped me comprehend Romans and Hebrews in a way that I never have before in reading the KJV and other translations.(No offense to KJV lovers!) After reading the Phillip's version, I feel like for the first time I can articulate the gospel to others with greater confidence and enthusiasm because I understand it! This is simply an outstanding labor of love on Phillip's part for those of us who have been struggling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2001

    Straightforward and easily understandable

    I would definitely recommend this book, especially to individuals who are new to the New Testament, or to those put off by archaic translations. I know how much work must have gone into the word-by-word and phrase-by-phrase examination of the text, because I, too, have placed biblical text into more contemporary language, though my work was specifically concerned with Genesis and Job (see 'A New Beginning' by Eric Westra, 2000). Anyway, it was a pleasure being able to see the almost overly familiar be put clearly into a new light so that one may experience it as if it were for the first time. Great book!

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