GOD's WORD Translation is missing preface and other information

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jan 1 2013 12:04 AM

I was reading the "GOD's WORD Translation" (http://www.logos.com/product/565/gods-word-translation) and was surprised to see it start at GenesisSmile

By which I mean that the Preface and related information is missing.

Can this be reinstated?

Thanks, Graham 

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Milford Charles Murray | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2013 1:02 AM

Graham Criddle:

I was reading the "GOD's WORD Translation" (http://www.logos.com/product/565/gods-word-translation) and was surprised to see it start at GenesisSmile

By which I mean that the Preface and related information is missing.

Can this be reinstated?

Thanks, Graham 

Peace, Graham!                   Just to confirm.             Mine is the same!

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2013 1:15 AM

Milford Charles Murray:
Peace, Graham!                   Just to confirm.             Mine is the same!

Thanks Milford

Appreciated, Graham

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2013 3:37 AM

I can confirm this as well - wondered if both of you Logos veteran guys could maybe have overlooked the "bible text only" filter. But it's missing. Strange. After all, publishers explain their translation principles and the reason why there is yet another bible in these pages.

The introductory material is visible through the "look into" feature on Amazon.com for the Kindle version.

 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2013 3:50 AM

Hi Mick

NB.Mick:
But it's missing. Strange. After all, publishers explain their translation principles and the reason why there is yet another bible in these pages.

Absolutely - I spotted this as there were some things I didn't understand - use of italics and different forms of brackets which I expected to find in the introductory material (and is there on the "look into" Amazon page you referenced.

NB.Mick:
wondered if both of you Logos veteran guys could maybe have overlooked the "bible text only" filter

And I didn't think to check that filter so thanks for thinking about itSmile

Graham

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2013 4:38 AM

Graham Criddle:

NB.Mick:
But it's missing. Strange. After all, publishers explain their translation principles and the reason why there is yet another bible in these pages.

Absolutely - I spotted this as there were some things I didn't understand - use of italics and different forms of brackets which I expected to find in the introductory material (and is there on the "look into" Amazon page you referenced.

Interestingly, I remembered that I have the Gods's Word translation in WordSearch as well and looked it up, there it does contain the Front Matter, but not in the 2010 version from the full bible we discussed above, but in a slightly different 2008 version which I found is contained in http://www.amazon.com/Gospels-Matthew-Bible-Translation-ebook/dp/B001TJ2YGY/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1357041272&sr=1-2&keywords=gods+word+translation+bible

 

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2013 7:28 PM

While we are at it can we get the apocrypha added too???

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 1 2013 11:33 PM

Hi Dan

Dan Francis:
While we are at it can we get the apocrypha added too???

Sorry, I don't understand.

As far as I can see the Apocrypha isn't included in this translation in any version.

Please clarify / expand.

Graham

 

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Tonya J Ross | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 4 2013 5:40 PM

I have created a case for the appropriate department to investigate the issue.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 4 2013 11:03 PM

Tonya J Ross:

I have created a case for the appropriate department to investigate the issue.

Thanks Tonya

Appreciated, Graham 

 

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 5 2013 11:28 AM

Graham Criddle:

Hi Dan

Dan Francis:
While we are at it can we get the apocrypha added too???

Sorry, I don't understand.

As far as I can see the Apocrypha isn't included in this translation in any version.

Please clarify / expand.

Graham

 

http://exegete77.wordpress.com/2009/12/18/the-apocrypha-gw-translation/

There have been few print editions, they use to make a PDF version available free of charge on their translation website. I read it and thought it was one of the freshest translations since the GNB (TEV) version, which also is hard to find for computers. I have the GNB with deutraconicals on my iPad, but I would say I would prefer GWT translation style. And have seriously considered purchasing the Kindle version, but have held of hoping Logos or Accordance might get around to adding it, Logos especially now that they have a catholic wing.

-Dan

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Dan Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 5 2013 11:44 AM

God's Word The Apocrypha

Gain insights into Jewish history, beliefs, and religious practices immediately prior to the birth of Jesus

^^Despite the different opinions on the degree of authority that should be given to the books of the Apocrypha, most Christians agree that these books are valuable. During the time of the Reformation, Martin Luther's German translation of the Bible contained these writings in an appendix located at the end of the Old Testament. Luther gave them the title "Apocrypha" and wrote that these writings are "books which are not held equal to the Holy Scriptures but yet are profitable and good to read."

^^On April 8, 1546, at the Council of Trent, the Roman Catholic Church officially declared the Apocrypha to be inspired, authoritative, and equal with the books of the Old Testament. At this council, the books of the Apocrypha were given the designation "Deuterocanonical."

^^The GOD'S WORD Translation Committee included only the books of the Roman Catholic canon, which are known as the Deuterocanonical books. This volume excludes additional apocryphal books which are found in the Greek Orthodox Bible and the Slavonic Bible.

^^Because these books were written in the intertestamental period, they provide helpful insight into Jewish history, beliefs, and religious practices immediately prior to the birth of Jesus. People who read them will be better able to understand the political, cultural, ethical, and religious background of the contemporaries of Jesus.

^^Translated directly from the original languages by the closest natural equivalent translation philosophy, GOD'S WORD Translation is an exceptional Bible that consciously combines scholarly fidelity with natural English.

 

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Dylan Rondeau | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 7 2013 3:57 PM

Graham Criddle:
By which I mean that the Preface and related information is missing.

This has been fixed in the 2013-09-30 update to this resource.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 7 2013 8:07 PM

Dylan Rondeau:

Graham Criddle:
By which I mean that the Preface and related information is missing.

This has been fixed in the 2013-09-30 update to this resource.

Thanks Dylan

Appreciated, Graham

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