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Questions specific to translation choices made in the New English Translation (NET) of the Bible

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At what point and why was the Greek ‘genos’ translated to mean ‘race’? Why is this meaning of ‘race’ only in modern versions? [closed]

With the current ‘social’ climate, my son and I have been studying out the use of the word ‘race’ in bible translations. In older translations, this word is used to describe the verb context. Yet in ...
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In Matthew 10:28 is the translation "the One who" justified?

In Matthew 10:28: Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (NET) I notice that "those who" ...
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"Slave" vs. "servant" in Colossians [duplicate]

The translators of the NET note for Colossians 1:7 and 4:12, The Greek word translated “fellow slave” is σύνδουλος (sundoulo"); the σύν- prefix here denotes association. Though δοῦλος is normally ...
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Why does the original KJV use fishes instead of fish?

From what I've been taught, the word "fishes" is typically used in a sentence to describe various kinds of fish, whereas the plural form of "fish" is used to describe multiple fish of the same species....
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Who were the scholars responsible for the New English Translation?

According to, in the section entitled "Preface," [The NET Bible] was completed by more than 25 scholars – experts in the original biblical languages – who worked directly from the best ...
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How should Psalm 22:16 read?

Psalm 22:16 seems textually quite difficult. The NET for example reads: Yes, wild dogs surround me – a gang of evil men crowd around me; like a lion they pin my hands and feet. Yet, they note that ...
Soldarnal's user avatar
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