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Ken Rutherford | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Feb 3 2018 8:58 PM

I am curious as to why there is no NETS in Logos?

The New English Translation of the Septuagint


Is there just a preference for the in house LES?

Is the NETS just not that widely accepted?

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Ken Rutherford | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 3 2018 10:03 PM

I seen an older thread from 2014 of interest but no updates from FL why this cannot happen.

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 4 2018 6:52 AM

Ken Rutherford:
The New English Translation of the Septuagint

Personally wish Oxford had stuck with NEBS (New English Bible Septuagint) to be consistent with Their earlier NEB. This NET Septuagint has great likelihood for misunderstanding that it is done by the committee that does the NET Bible.

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Steve Maling | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 4 2018 8:19 AM

My vote is for Logos to add the NETS immediately if not sooner.Big Smile

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 4 2018 12:16 PM

Ken Rutherford:

I seen an older thread from 2014 of interest but no updates from FL why this cannot happen.

https://community.logos.com/forums/p/14951/114139.aspx#114139  

For those interested in past history.  And it was started  Apr 5, 2010  

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 18 2018 11:03 PM

Looks like a competitor has it available, see below "electronic edition"

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/nets/ 

Gold package, and original language material and ancient text material, SIL and UBS books, discourse Hebrew OT and Greek NT. PC with Windows 8.1

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 19 2018 8:34 AM

David Ames:

And Accordance too. It's pretty much everywhere, except ...

Plus Version 3 a few years back. Maybe Logos is waiting for Version 4.

Appreciators of Jeremiah will appreciate its removal from Baruch (which always grinded, not being ground in good support).


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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 10 2018 4:14 AM

What are the chances this will be in a base package?

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 11 2018 3:21 AM

Mark Barnes:

Lexham Press already has an English translation of the Septuagint, the LES... how is this different?

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 11 2018 4:01 AM

With all due respect for the scholars who work for Lexham, the brand has not established itself solidly within the academia yet. This is probably due in part to the fact that Logos has not had a great reputation because of qualities issues in the past and was snubbed by many academics (despite endorsement by others, mainly Evangelicals).

As a result, those who do academic work will probably prefer to quote, when English translation is needed, from the NETS, published by Oxford, rather than the LES. The LES can be used to compare translation along with the older English translations. I do not know otherwise how the quality of translation compares between the two versions. 

At $19.99 in pre-pub, I heartily recommend to all who are engaged in scholarly work to seize the opportunity before the price goes up, although it looks like the full price will remain a reasonable $29.99.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 11 2018 7:47 AM

Michael S.:

Lexham Press already has an English translation of the Septuagint, the LES... how is this different?

As Francis notes, NETS is quotable; LES isn't. Academically. And arguing with your friend, too.

OTH, LES is a reverse RI. NETS, you need some greek.  The reason is the LXX is an amalgam of LXX's. And it's not entirely clear what hebrew sits under it. Ergo, the added value of DSS examples, early commentaries, etc.  So, absent a glance at the RI for what greek is in play, NETS will need a greek version, side by side, and familiarity.

Translating-wise, NETS is smoother, and chooses more traditional english where feasible. LES is more raw, iin your face.  In 'normal' passages, they're the same, word for word. In more discussed passages, LES goes raw. Here's an example from my reading yesterday: Psa 8:5

Tanakh: What is man that You have been mindful of him, mortal man that You have taken note of him.

NETS: What is man that you are mindful of him or son of man that you attend to him?

LES: What is a person that you remember him? Or a son of a person that you observe him?

Note tha verbs ... tracking down, I suppose LES is more literal. In v6, LES is helpful in noting the bizarre sequence; NETS just makes a run at it.  And presumably, LES tries to reflect a not-only-guys usage (persons).

I can't imagine not having as many translation opinions as possible. On the cheap, too.


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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 11 2018 10:13 AM

Denise:
NETS, you need some greek.

I would assume that as other English translations of the Bible, the Logos edition of NETS would be tagged with lemmas and parsing though.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 11 2018 11:23 AM

Francis:

Denise:
NETS, you need some greek.

I would assume that as other English translations of the Bible, the Logos edition of NETS would be tagged with lemmas and parsing though.

No, it won’t. It would only have lemmas if it had a Reverse-Interlinear which it’s not advertised as having.

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