The Expanded Bible: New Testament reflects the latest scholarship, current English, and the needs of contemporary students of the Bible. This New Testament includes a multitude of study aids right in line with the text. Expanded translations and other helps make it possible for you to study the Bible while you read.
The Expanded Bible incorporates within each line the information one would find in a variety of Bible reference works, making it possible to read and study the Bible at the same time. The base text is a modified version of the New Century Version, a clear and accurate, meaning-based (functional-equivalent) Bible version. This base text appears in bold-faced type. Alternate interpretations of words, phrases, or idioms (and other information) are placed in brackets in lighter type. Ultimately, no translation serves the goals of clarity, accuracy, and readability better than The Expanded Bible.
For the student who wants to study the scriptures, but does not want to swim through commentaries to learn the other possible ways the text can be worded will find The Expanded Bible to be a very useful resource. The Expanded Bible gives its readers quick access to the nuances and deeper meanings in the scriptures.
—Brent Kercheville, Christian Monthly Standard
The Expanded Bible is a unique tool to deepen your own understanding of Scripture. This project makes the best of biblical scholarship more available to any interested reader of the Bible.
—John Ortberg, Pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, CA
Tremper Longman III (Ph.D., Yale) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has written numerous articles and authored or coauthored over twenty books, including commentaries on Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Daniel, Nahum, and Jeremiah and Lamentations; How to Read Psalms; How to Read Proverbs; How to Read Genesis; and How to Read Exodus. He coedited and wrote articles for The Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings. In addition, he is one of the main translators of the New Living Translation and has served as a consultant on other translations of the Bible including the Message, the New Century Version, and the Holman Christian Standard Bible.
Mark L. Strauss (Ph.D., Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego, where he has served for 15 years. He is the author of various books and articles, including Four Portraits, One Jesus: An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels; How to Choose a Translation for All It’s Worth (with Gordon D. Fee); The Essential Bible Companion (with John Walton); Distorting Scripture? The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy; Luke in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary; and The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts. Forthcoming volumes include Mark in The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Revised Edition. Dr. Strauss has a heart for ministry and preaches and teaches regularly at churches, conferences, and colleges.
Daniel Taylor (Ph.D., Emory) is professor of literature and writing at Bethel University and is the author of six books, including The Myth of Certainty; Letters to My Children; Tell Me a Story: The Life-Shaping Power of Our Stories; and, most recently, In Search of Sacred Places: Looking for Wisdom on Celtic Holy Islands. He speaks frequently at conferences, colleges, retreats, and churches on a variety of topics. Dr. Taylor is also cofounder of The Legacy Center, an organization devoted to helping individuals and organizations identify and preserve the values and stories that have shaped their lives. He is a contributing editor of Books and Culture.