Thomas Nelson Announces the The NET Study Bible

November 10, 2022

Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, in partnership with Studies Press announces The NET Study Bible, the first translation-based study Bible created for the New English Translation (NET). Slated for release in 2027, David Dockery, PhD, Interim President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, will helm the project as general editor. It will contain more than 750,000 words of in-depth study material.

“I am genuinely excited about the prospects for The NET Study Bible project. This wonderful resource will serve new believers, small group leaders, laypersons interested in the serious study of Scripture, pastors, and church leaders,” Dockery states. “I am truly grateful for the remarkable group of scholars and practitioners who have been assembled as contributors for this effort. What a joy it is to work closely with Philip Nation, Scott Duvall, Danny Hays and others on this important project.”

Widely known for its transparency, no other translation is so openly accountable to the worldwide church or has been so thoroughly vetted. Throughout the New English Translation’s uniquely transparent translation process, every working draft was made publicly available on the internet. Scholars, ministers, and laypersons from around the world logged millions of review sessions. Then the NET Translation Committee — comprised of over 25 of the world’s leading biblical language scholars– filtered every question and suggestion through the very best in linguistics, textual criticism, and their unwavering commitment to following the text wherever it led. The result was then crystallized into more than 62,000 translator notes highlighting every major decision, alternative view, and difficult choice. The NET version of Scripture is hailed as accurate and readable; while offering full access to the translators’ choices through the extensive notes.

“We are honored to have Dr. Dockery lead this work. He is well-known for his deep contributions to the theological community and his work on study Bible editions. He was my first choice to serve as general editor and I’m thrilled to work with him on this project,” said Vice President and Publisher of Bibles for Thomas Nelson, Philip Nation, Dmin. “Adding The NET Study Bible to our offerings is historically-significant and will bolster its place as a preferred version for modern Bible readers.”

Thomas Nelson began commercially publishing NET editions in 2019. Learn more about the New English Translation.

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