NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE - THIS NEEDS A BIG PUSH!!!

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Kenute P. Curry | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Feb 8 2017 8:43 PM

I just received the HARDBACK COPY of this Bible a few days ago, and it is so awesome. I cannot say enough good things about this Bible. I love it. I have not had a chance to sit down and read it, but just glancing through it, and reading certain passages is wonderful. I absolutely love how it uses the names of God in the translation right where they should be. I also love how it groups the books into The Pentateuch, The Historical Books, The Wisdom Books, The Prophets, and the New Testament. There are also the books of Tobit, Judith, 1st and 2nd Maccabees, The Book of Wisdom, Baruch. It is absolutely wonderful.

Exodus 3:14 just stunned and rendered me speechless with reverence and awe for Yahweh! Instead of it being worded "I AM THAT I AM", The New Jerusalem Bible has it worded as "I am he who is." Wow! Powerful! That hit me so deep in my spirit, I have not gotten over it yet.

I can see now why my friend Dan Francis was lobbying so hard for this Bible to get into production.

I absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I rate it 5 stars and beyond!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 9 2017 5:51 AM

Alright you convinced me... I'm in.  Moody Bible Commentary could use a few pushes too if you feel like returning the favor :)

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 9 2017 6:48 AM

I would be in... I would be in but

Is this something to do with the 'Immigration Ban'?

Not only keeping stuff out but keeping stuff in as well  Stick out tongue

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 9 2017 6:48 AM

I would be in... I would be in but

Is this something to do with the 'Immigration Ban'?

Not only keeping stuff out but keeping stuff in as well  Stick out tongue

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 9 2017 7:42 AM

In Africa they say "it is not important what you know but whom you know"

When you know the right person, things start moving. Cool 

I assume there are some Logos users who know the persons who could help remove this restriction.

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Kenute P. Curry | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 9 2017 8:02 AM

Ok  Mattillo

I have returned the favor. I'm in on the Moody Bible Commentary.

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 9 2017 8:19 AM

Veli Voipio:
In Africa they say "it is not important what you know but whom you know"

That's true of Christianity too. Wink

EDIT: BTW, I did put in a pre-order for this Bible. I seem to recall that the Psalms are wonderfully done (it's been a while since I've had access to this translation).

 Help links: WIKI;  Logos 6 FAQ. (Phil. 2:14, NIV)

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 9 2017 8:43 AM

Kenute P. Curry:

Ok  Mattillo

I have returned the favor. I'm in on the Moody Bible Commentary.

Yes

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 9 2017 8:44 AM

Thanks Kenute... It is now orange!  www.logos.com/product/121682/

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 9 2017 9:02 AM

Well, I pre-ordered Moody Bible Commentary, too. After seeing the name Rydelnik I feel this can be an interesting resource.

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 10 2017 10:43 AM

PUSH!

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 10 2017 3:17 PM

Mattillo:

Thanks Kenute... It is now orange!  www.logos.com/product/121682/

YES! I hope it makes it soon 👍

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 10 2017 6:40 PM

Now lets get the NJB in the orange.....

-Dan

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Kenute P. Curry | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 10 2017 8:08 PM

Yes Dan Francis

Am 100% behind you.

Come on, let's PUSH the New Jerusalem Bible into production!

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 11 2017 11:18 AM

Kenute P. Curry:
Come on, let's PUSH the New Jerusalem Bible into production!

Kenute and the other distinguished brothers in this post,

MJ. once observed the strange difficulty one encounters with getting wide interest initiated in bibles despite Logos being a bible software program.

I am an early supporter for the NJB, but I have an ulterior motive for posting in this thread. My current project is to awaken support for two encyclopedias perhaps you've all noted the thread https://community.logos.com/forums/p/135700/881314.aspx#881314  Mattillo, I know you have.

I share your observation for the African proverb. My father in an early teaching moment during my childhood taught me "reciprocity is the basis for relationship and builds friendship." I never forgot that. 

Lets PUSH these great resources together, Moody Commentary, NJB, Catholic Encyclopedia and Encyclopaedia Biblica!

Meanwhile, Jesus kept on growing wiser and more mature, and in favor with God and his fellow man.

International Standard Version. (2011). (Lk 2:52). Yorba Linda, CA: ISV Foundation.

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Juanita | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 11 2017 2:57 PM

On board, too!  Love more translations.

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P A | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 20 2017 10:16 AM

I don't understand this, but this one seem be to going backwards.

Are Logos holding this one back? Should be over the line by now...

The pre pub model is broken.

If you have not already bid for this please do!

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 20 2017 1:30 PM

P A:
If you have not already bid for this please do!

I'm one who has not yet bid. What are your top reasons to have this version in Logos?

Using adventure and community to challenge young people to continually say "yes" to God

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Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 20 2017 2:18 PM

Dan has written on this in another thread.  You may want to go through that one to see all the comments.  I'm sure he will chime in on this thread as well.  For the sake of convenience, I've copied Dan's reasons here:  (quoting Dan)

Four reasons to get the NJB complete.

1) The NJB is quite simply a literary masterpiece. It communicates the Bible in a way that is hard to explain I remember one protestant minster telling me back in the early 90's that it was the most accurate translation since the KJV... Now one can take that statement as you will, but the truth of the matter is the quality of the translation and poetic stylings make this a work that speaks to ones soul. Without the notes you are left with singing and no music. The notes explain things give valuable references.

2) The notes indeed the entire project was done primarily by scholars living in the Holy Land at the École Bibliotech living there offers them insights that can easily be missed by those from away.

3)This work is widely respected not only by Roman Catholics but also many protestant bodies and even in non-religious circles as a good Bible to study and use for reference.

4)While used by many it is written from a catholic perspective although very little dogma ever makes it into the notes, the authors took seriously the wider canon and refer to it. For example quite often Paul's virtual quoting of the wisdom of solomon is over looked. The NJB notes do make note of this... That is not to try to say Paul believed Wis. to be scripture but it is nice to see where some of his quotations are coming from. 

The lack of this full edition in Logos feels much like an orchestra missing a violin. Logos functions well without it but there is definitely something missing, please consider getting it, it may be the best $16 you have spent to expand the breadth of your logos library. If you are protestant if gives you a solid look into catholic scholarship, if you are RC is gives you one of the finest study Bibles the Catholic Church has ever produced. Thank you for your time and please have a blessed advent season.

-Dan

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