Psalms: The Bible of Jesus and the Early Church in Contemporary English is a translation of the ancient Greek Scriptures known as the Septuagint (abbreviated LXX), which itself is a Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures. The LXX is the oldest translation of the Bible commonly known as the Old Testament. It was widely used in the first century, C.E., by both Jewish and Christian Communities, in the time of Jesus and the early Christian Church. This fresh, new English translation is meant for a wide reading audience, from the lay person to the biblical scholar. It is both faithful to the original Greek language in which it was written, as well as modern English, in order to be easily readable and understandable. Whether your aim is scholarly study, devotional reading, spiritual formation, or use of the Psalms in liturgy, this translation will be helpful to you. May God bless you as you read and meditate on the Scriptures.
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William Randolph Bynum is both a Bible scholar and professor with extensive experience in languages. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Manchester, U.K., with a PhD in biblical languages and interpretation. His published works include The Fourth Gospel and the Scriptures (Brill, 2012). He teaches Bible courses at Northwest Nazarene University, and is also pastor of a multi-cultural church. He lives in Nampa, Idaho, with his wife and love of his life, Kathy. His university teaching and multi-cultural pastoral experience have fueled his desire to present a fresh, new translation of the Bible in contemporary language.