Listen to the New Testament with the warm, genuine, word-for-word narration of Marv Allen. This CD-ROM provides an easy and convenient way to hear God’s Word. Whether you’re in your car, at the gym, or in the comfort of your home, the audio version of the LEB New Testament will bring you inspiration and a new perspective of the Bible.
The LEB is a new translation of the Bible into English. It clearly communicates the meaning of the original languages and gives you a clear English translation, and shows you how it gets there. It is one of the components in a suite of resources from Logos Bible Software which connect the original language texts to formal translations.
New translations of the Bible emerge from a quest for greater accuracy, from new scholarly discoveries in linguistics and semantics, from recent advances in lexicography, from new archaeological discoveries, and from a greater understanding of the evolution of the English language. In the case of the LEB, the answer to this question is much simpler.
First, the LEB achieves an unparalleled level of transparency because the LEB has as its starting point the Lexham Greek-English Interlinear New Testament, available separately from Logos Bible Software.
Second, the LEB makes extensive use of the most up-to-date lexical reference works available, Frederick Danker's A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (BDAG) and Louw and Nida's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament based on Semantic Domains.
The Lexham English Bible, used with an interlinear, reveals the entire translation process. Follow the path from the original language, to the interlinear, to the English translation, and then back again with a reverse interlinear. You'll never find yourself wondering why the LEB translates a word or phrase a certain way. Identify idioms. Discover the tricky texts. See the difficult lexicographical choices. It's all right there.
The entire translation process is focused and transparent. It was developed through an interlinear process using Logos Bible Software. At any point, you can work from the original languages to the LEB, or from the LEB back to the original languages.
The LEB closely follows the original while remaining readable in contemporary English. The style of the translation is relatively literal, which stems from the desire to have the English translation correspond transparently to the original language text. The translators attempt—within these constraints—to produce a clear and readable English translation instead of a woodenly literal one. For more information about the LEB, please visit lexhamenglishbible.com.
In the future, we will be making this audio free through download, but it is over 600 megabytes. This CD-ROM of MP3 files is being made available for convenience, and will play directly in MP3-compatible car stereos and other CD players. You can also import the MP3 files into iTunes or other music software.
Marv Allen has been a voice actor for over 40 years. He is also a copywriter and producer and resides in Fresno, California.