UBS Greek New Testament: Reader's Edition with Textual Notes, Calfskin Leather, black
Best leather and binding ever. Great print size.
This bible has the best leather of any bible I have ever purchased. It was delivered to my door in just three days. Because it includes both the vocabulary and parsing a hack like me can breeze through the reading without having to stop and look stuff up. I do however read it with an aid that gives fuller definitions which improves my understanding of the vocabulary. The font size is perfect for older eyes like mine. I'm a book hound and this was my best purchase of the year.
December 6, 2013
Useful, But Contains Error(s) in Word Form ID
I would recommend this product, but with reservations. I know that for Romans 7:4 it gives the footnote/word iD #21 and identifies the form as 2nd person plural, present indiciative active when, with the augment and wih the ending, even to me the form screams likely aorist, certainly not present tense, and passive voice, which "A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek N.T." by Zerwick & Grosvenor confirms that it is. Perhaps this is the only error in the notes, but experience says usually where there's one there may be more. Of course, there are many, many pieces of information at play in a work such as this but one would think that this kind of thing, that even I, who by no means can be classified a Greek "scholar," can ID, should have been detected and fixed in a proofing phase. So, maybe my expectations are too great, but from such a prestigious source as UBS I expect better accuracy. So, though it is very useful to have so much vocabulary information at the bottom of each page for those of us who do not get to live in the Greek N.T. as much as we would like, one probably needs a back-up reference such as "A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek N.T." for when has one of those "Huh?!" moments. (I do hope the error indicated is the only such error but, again, there is no way of knowing without having gone through every such reference.) Still, the layout format with the included vocabulary helps at the bottom of the page in two columns is vastly superior to another competing "Reader's" edition, in which finding the numbered words is a much more difficult thing for the eyes to find, though this edition is, as a result, far bulkeir than the other, which is one of the prices one pays for that convenience. Again, this can be a helpful volume for those of us who can get around in N.T. Greek with the assistance of one or two "helps," but not only to check things out in a "Huh?!" moment, but also due to some words not covered by this volume for which some of us might need help in one or two instances, I would recommend that those who, like myself, still need such helps to acquire a copy of "A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek N..T." by Zerwick & Grosvenor as a back-up help.
January 27, 2013
The product was delivered in a timely fassion and was as advertised. The transaction was easy, trouble-free, and I definitely will purchase more products in the future. Thank you for the wonderful service.
March 27, 2012