What is the translation for Wisdom 8:19-20 in the NEB w/ Apocrypha?
NEB's Wisdom 8:19-20:"As a child I was born to excellence, and a noble soul fell to my lot; or rather, I myself was noble, and I entered into an unblemished body."
I have that exact NEB. I first got the NEB following recommendation from Ven. Archbishop Sheen who thought it to be the best English translation then available. Now I use the Revised English Bible for daily prayer, which is QUITE a revision from the NEB but also has significant continuity. I wish an affordable leather or simulate leather REB with apocrypha was available in handy size.One thing I have seen often commented upon by those who know is that the NEB is particularly fresh and enlightening in its translation of the Pauline espistles.
I really like the RSV-CE, but I have yet to see a better translation of this that conveys the meaning that is being expressed here than what is found in the NABRE. The NEB does come close though.
Diakonos,discountbible.com carries the REB in an imitation leather binding, published by Cambridge University Press for $52.49. It is a nice portable size, I have the morocco leather version of this Bible. When you go to the website and click on Bibles, there is a Bible Publisher Section, just click on Cambridge University Press.
Unfortunately the imitation leather version doesn't contain the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals.
Rolf - thanks for the lead but yeah its missing the apocrypha. I have a paperback Oxford Study Bible REB and am thinking of maybe just getting it rebound in some nice durable imitation leather as i can;t afford the genuine thing. Just need to find a place that does this at a reasonable price.
Tim B,Thanks for that information. I guess I didn't look closely enough.
Diakonos,Yeah it is getting a little harder to find the REB in different formats anymore. I also have the Oxford Study Bible REB but it is in hardback, so I bought a genuine leather Bible cover for it, which works for me.
Any of you interested in doing a guest review of the REB or REB Oxford Study Bible?
Rolf - I have a nice high end faux leather cover for mine and yes, that works, But still (and this is a personal quirk I guess) not the same as having ot bound.Timothy - I don't think I know enough about the REB to do a review. I simply really like it translation style. nice flow. Even. Smooth and clear. One interesting thing is that the notes in the Oxford REB Study Bible as the SAME notes as found in the Oxford NEB Study Bible (its predecessor). I have yet to find any real difference. Also the footnotes, annotations and book introductions are very minimalistic - which can be very nice if one wants some basic info while reading without getting distracted into longer and detailed writings. I think I read once that the REB and the NRSV came out at about the same time and the publicity for the NRSV is what gaveit the upper hand. The REB is more on the dynamic equivalence side of translation but not excessively, whereas I think the NRSV is more literal than dynamic.
Diakonis: The REB Oxford Study Bible contains 191 pages of introductory essays; while the material in the NEB Oxford Study Bible is considerably less (and at the end of the volume). While the notes were largely retained in the two volumes (much like the notes in the NOAB [RSV] and the NOAB 2nd edition [NRSV]), they do differ in minor aspects of wording, e.g., the note to Job 1:3.
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