Summary of changes in version 2.1
Textual Criticism Notes in NT
One of the most significant updates was bringing the NET tc notes up to date with NA28. This affected 600 of the 2600 tc notes in the NT. This primarily means that instead of using pc (and a few other manuscripts) they/we listed the “few other” manuscripts. Also, terms such as “original text” were changed to the more accurate “initial text,” “earlier text,” “ausgangstext,” etc. The phrase “important witnesses” was changed to “significant witnesses” (because they are all important!).
Standardized spelling of names
Zeboiim -> Zeboyim, Succoth -> Sukkoth, valley of Gerar -> Valley of Gerar, year of jubilee -> Year of Jubilee, holy place -> Holy Place
Replaced a lot of hyphenated names with Double Capitalized names: Pi-hahiroth -> Pi Hahiroth, Kadesh-Barnea -> Kadesh Barnea
Lord’s Angel -> angel of the Lord
Replaced spelled out numbers with digits
fifteen feet -> 15 feet, twenty miles -> 20 miles, four hundred years -> 400 years, three hundred men -> 300 men.
Numerous punctuation changes
Adah and Zillah! Listen to me! -> Adah and Zillah, listen to me!
The Lord spoke to Moses: “Go quickly… -> The Lord spoke to Moses, “Go quickly…
saying “Praised be…” -> saying, “Praised be…”
What in the world have you done to me! -> What in the world have you done to me?
…for you—fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks, but you changed my wages ten times!
…for you—fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flocks—but you changed my wages ten times!
one fourth -> one-fourth
well-watered -> well watered (not an adjective)
peace offering sacrifice -> peace-offering sacrifice (is an adjective)
face-to-face -> face to face
gate-keepers -> gatekeepers
first fruit -> firstfruit
Use of: which and that, further and farther, anymore and any more
These are the names… -> these were the names…
In the tenth day… -> On the tenth day…
You are to assign by names the items that each man is responsible to carry. -> You are to assign by name the items that each man is responsible to carry.
And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in Mount Hor -> And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor
The NET Bible Version 2 Edition with full notes
The NET Bible Version 2. In 2018, Biblical Press Foundation put out version 2 of their NET Bible notes. According to their website, the book form of this has 2533 pages.
The NET Bible is a completely new translation of the Bible with 58,504 translators’ notes! It was completed by more than 25 scholars – experts in the original biblical languages – who worked directly from the best currently available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts.
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