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Snyder's SoapboxFruitland, IdahoAge: 35-44Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5A Review of the Crossway Greek New Testament Produced at Tyndale House Cambridge in Hardcover.March 12, 2018Snyder's SoapboxFruitland, IdahoAge: 35-44Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Admittedly the market for Greek New Testaments is smaller than that of English Bibles. However, there is indeed a market. For those of you who have a desire to own a Greek New Testament, I imagine it is because you are either studying Greek, or already read Greek. The most prevalent Greek New Testament out there is the Nestle Aland 28. Crossway decided to produce this edition because of some scribal discrepancies that have come to light. My review will be more about how well this edition is made.
Judging the copy I was sent, I would say that Crossway used some pretty good materials in this edition. The paper was impressive. It isn't a higher cotton content hardback novel type paper, and it isn't a thin Bible paper. It has a smooth texture to it and a bit of weight without being as thick and heavy as 80# paper. Crossway says, it is a70gsm Salzer. I like it. It doesn't have much ghosting, but is thin enough to make a lighter volume. It is also evident that they employed line match printing. This also makes it easy on the eyes. I know that I started in the wrong order by talking about the paper first. It just impressed me :) the print is nothing to be laughed at either. It is a 10 pt font. That is just about perfect for reading. This edition also comes with a higher quality black ribbon page marker. Most Bibles skimp on the ribbon markers, not this one. The New Testament comes with a cardboard slipcase. It is pretty sturdy and handsome. Make sure to keep it for storing your New Testament on the shelf. Better to have the slipcase take the ware and tare of being shelved than the edges of your hardcover.
This edition has a sewn spine for many years of use and flexibility. The spine didn't take hardly any break-in time. This edition is case bound obviously. It couldn't be edge line bound because it is a hardcover. There is a genuine leather edition, but I believe it is also case bound. You could always have it sent out for a rebind if you desire an edge lined edition. This wouldn't be possible if it didn't have a quality sewn binding.This is a single column, paragraph layout with book titles, chapter and verse numbers, and page numbers. It is easy on the eyes, very legible. Reading it is more of a strain on my brain as a neophyte, than it is on my eyes. If you are in the market for a Greek NT to read daily, this would be an excellent choice.I am no Greek expert, but I do know about quality in materials and manufacture. This edition is put together well, and should last you a long time.
Gatorguy5 Stars Out Of 5Great Reading BibleDecember 19, 2018GatorguyIt is a great "Reading Text" that you want to pick it up and just read and it immediately became my favorite Greek text for casual reading. There is something about the size, the font, the layout, the color contrast, the feel of the paper, or the Hanging Indent paragraph spacing that is very appealing. The absence of headings, and larger paragraph divisions helps keep your focus on the reading not on rabbit trail thoughts that reading any theological text inevitably does.
AngeloAge: 45-54Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5Another NT Greek Text to ownOctober 9, 2020AngeloAge: 45-54Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I got this at $12.49 at the end of September and now (October 9), it is $11.99 (hard cover edition). I have longed for getting this (even at a higher price than what I paid for) and it just happened recently for several reasons (Christmas is around the corner, etc. ). For the current price, students (whether seminary students or graduates) of NT Greek should get this (you must have several compelling reasons for not doing so).
This edition is a thorough revision (resulting as a new edition entirely) of Tregelles NT Greek text. It is primarily based on external evidence from older manuscripts. Paragraphing is based on older manuscripts. Book orders are Matthew to Acts, General Epistles, Pauline Epistles then Revelation. The introduction explains these plus others which ironically is at the back but there is a preface in the beginning sufficiently and concisely explaining this edition.
Aside from the bargain price, what are the reasons to get this edition?
First, in the same way many of us have different English Bible versions for various and different reasons, it is good to have different Greek NT editions. The different paragraph divisions will help in thinking and analyzing which units belong together. We can also compare the similar and different wordings on the text. The former reinforces confidence on what is in there while the latter challenges us to consider what word or words should be most likely there on the text. I think having another NT Greek text helps us avoid the mentality of the one I have is the one and only one (the correct one).
Second, it is easy and comfortable to read with the size 10 text with its font type and paper quality. The absence of extensive textual apparatus (Nestle Aland and even UBS) and paragraph headings also helps to read through.
Third, it looks like a good quality (we have to see as months and years go by) with a box that I think will help prolong the life of the cover and the pages.
Fourth, maybe having a new edition of the Greek text can jumpstart your Greek reading that hopefully becomes consistent again. That alone is worth the price of this edition, even the full retail price.
Lastly, the authors stated in the Preface that "focus of these sacred scriptures is, of course, on the person of Jesus Christ, presented on page after page as the unique Son of God."
One caveat, Greek word "Christ" was not capitalized, "christ." It was briefly explained in the introduction why.
Socrates5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful NTJuly 24, 2020SocratesQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This beautiful Greek New Testament is very attractive and readable; a prize on the scholar's and the educated layperson's bookshelf.
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