The New Testament for the Twenty-First Century.
If you think you might have grown overly familiar with the biblical text and lost sight of the wonder and breadth of its innovative ideas and world-changing teachings about Jesus of Nazareth, this New Testament is for you. N. T. Wright invigorates these sacred texts with this 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.
- The text of the Kingdom New Testament—a fresh, new translation by N. T. Wright
- Preface by N. T. Wright
- Dozens of maps throughout the text
- Paragraph headings
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About the Author
N. T. Wright is the Chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the award-winning author of many books, including After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, and The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as the series Christian Origins and the Question of God.
What People are Saying About This
“[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.”
“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.”
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.
“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.’”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This translation is a treasure. It is an invaluable addition needed to any Pastor or serious student of the New Testament.
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.
While staying true to the original texts, N.T. Wright brings a fresh perspective to the familiar stories and letters of the New Testament. This translation helped me to get past the familiar language of the King James Version that I grew up with to see the gospels and epistles with fresh eyes.
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.