Nicholas King

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Old Testament Vol. I

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Title: The Old Testament. A new, cutting- edge translation of the Septuagint.
 Volume 1: THE PENTATEUCH

Date: © 2010 by Nicholas King

Publisher: Stowmarket, Suffolk/ England (U.K.): Kevin Mayhew
Contents: 5 Books of Moses. Book introductions, notes, references, maps.

references: see Taliaferro-EELBV 8910.

Images: Cover, Title page

Location: Collection Bibelarchiv- Birnbaum, Karlsruhe, Baden. Germany
Comments: Hardback, octavo 366 pp.; thread stitching; Dust jacket.
Translation is printed verse- wise; the carefully crafted book has a wide margin. Copious footnotes.

Old Testament Vol. II

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Title: The Old Testament. A new, cutting- edge translation of the Septuagint. Volume 2: THE HISTORICAL BOOKS
Date: © 2012 by Nicholas King

Publisher: Stowmarket, Suffolk/ England (U.K.): Kevin Mayhew

Contents: Preface, Introduction to Histories. Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1/2 Samuel, 1/2 Kings, 1/2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemia, Tobit, Judith, Esther, 1/2 Maccabees. Map of Palestine in the Maccabean Period.
references: see Taliaferro-EELBV 8910.

Images: Cover, Title page
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv- Birnbaum, Karlsruhe, Baden. Germany

Comments: Hardback, octavo; X & 620 pp.; thread stitching; dust jacket. Book introductions, notes, references. 
The translation, which includes the Deuterocanonical books, is printed verse- wise; the carefully crafted book has a wide margin. Copious footnotes.

Old Testament Vol. III

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Title: The Old Testament. A translation of the Septuagint. Volume 3: THE WISDOM LITERATURE
Date: © 2008 by Nicholas King
Publisher: Stowmarket, Suffolk/ England (U.K.): Kevin Mayhew
Contents: Book of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, The Book of Wisdom, The Wisdom of Jesus ben Sira. Book introductions, notes, references.
references: see Taliaferro-EELBV 8910.
Images: Cover, Title page
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv- Birnbaum: bibelpedia.com , Karlsruhe, Baden. Germany
Comments: Hardback, octavo 390 pp.; thread stitching; dust jacket. Scripture texts in single column, printed verse- wise; copious footnotes, also with references to OT use in the NT. Differences between LXX and Masoretic readings noted (though not always). The translation includes all the Deuterocanonical books. »One last Psalm 151« is added to the Psalter. This carefully crafted edition has a wide margin, all biblical books are introduced.

Nicholas King wrote a 2- page Preface, dated 15 August 2008. He states among other things:

• »The LXX was what the authors of our New Testament knew as their Bible •
• Although it is a translation, no translation is ever just a translation, and the LXX reminds us that most Jews of Jesus´ time, in the world as a whole, would have spoken Greek rather than Hebrew, just as more Jews speak today English rather than Hebrew •
• That being the case, the LXX is a very important witness to different understandings that Jews held of their own traditions, and it can be very interesting to look at the small variations that exist between the Hebrew and the Greek texts •
• The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the late 1940s has shown us that Jews living near Jerusalem in the first century had several digfferent traditions of the scriptures, one of which corresponded closely with our Hebrew Bible, one that was like the version of the Scriptures preserved by the Samaritans, and one that resembled our LXX, So they had a far more fluid understanding of their sacred texts than we do.«

Old Testament Vol. IV

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Title: The Old Testament. A new, cutting- edge translation of the Septuagint. Volume 4: THE PROPHETS
Date: © 2013 by Nicholas King

Publisher: Stowmarket, Suffolk/ England (U.K.): Kevin Mayhew

Contents: Preface, Introduction to the Prophets. Isaiah to Malachi, Lamentations, Baruch.
references: see Taliaferro-EELBV 8910.

Images: Cover, Title
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv- Birnbaum, Karlsruhe, Baden. Germany
Comments: Hardback, octavo; XII & 434 pp.; thread stitching; w/ dust jacket. Book introductions, notes, references. 
The translation, which includes the deuterocanonical book of Baruch, is printed verse- wise; the carefully crafted book has a wide margin. Copious footnotes.

New Testament

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Title: The New Testament. Freshly translated with a cutting- edge commentary.

Date: © 2004 by Nicholas King

Publisher: Stowmarket, Suffolk/ England (U.K.): Kevin Mayhew

Contents: Roman Catholic New Testament. Book introductions, commentary, references, maps.
references: Taliaferro-EELBV 8910.

Images: Cover, Title page

Location: Collection Bibelarchiv- Birnbaum, Karlsruhe, Baden. Germany

Comments: Hardback octavo with DJ; thread stitching, 592 pp. Other than in his OT, the text is set in groups of verses; annotations extensive at times. Very carefully crafted book.
It is not said which NT Graece King used as his source; the text reveals it is a "critical" one, as some verses found in the Majority text group are not existent, e.g. Mat. 17:21, 18:11, Rom 16:24. However, three versions of the longer Mark ending (16:9-20), and the story of the adulteress (Joh 7:53 – 8:11) are included. In his Introduction, he writes:
»Inevitably, some of my translations will turn out to have been borrowed. Normally, I hope, this will not be plagiarism so much as the result of having a familiar version in my head. Occasionally I have produced a version of a difficult passage, and then looked at someone else´s translation, and found to my delight that they had reached the identical solution about the meaning of the text. This may serve as a useful reminder to readers unacquainted with scholarly debate on the subject we cannot always agree on what a particular passage actually means.«

One– Volume edition 2013

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Title: The Bible • A Study Bible freshly translated by Nicholas King
Date: © 2013 by Nicholas King


Publisher: Stowmarket, Suffolk/ England (U.K.): Kevin Mayhew
Contents: OT Volumes I to IV and NT of the above mentions parts in one– Volume edition
references: see Taliaferro-EELBV 8910.
Images: Cover, Title page, Publication Information
Comments: For more details see above; 2416 pp.
Available in Boxed Presentation Edition, and Hardback.

Images below, from left: range of the five volumes edition; right, the Presentation edition (One– vol.; cover)


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