What is, "The Names of God Bible" (NOG)?


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Mini venkatesan Iyer
In this version names of God are given original Hebrew and Aramaic names (like Yahweh, El Shadday, etc...) instead of simple English words like, "God," and, "Lord."

May 25 2024 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Paula Fether Lifelong student of the scriptures
According to various reviews I've found, the NOG is a bit inconsistent in its stated goal of rendering the various names of God and Jesus in original forms using English letters.

After a quick check of my own (as I hadn't heard of this version before), I saw the use of Yeshua in the New Testament, but it never says anything like that in the original Greek, which has Iesous (endings can change depending on grammatical conditions). Others have reported that traditional names such as Lord are still used, sometimes in the same passage where it was rendered Adonai etc.

I haven't checked key passages regarding salvation, the resurrection, etc., so I can't say whether it's faithful in that regard. But the inconsistency and inaccuracy in its claim of showing the English reader original language names for God seems to fall short.

May 25 2024 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
I have only begun to use it, but I have noticed that it must be the same as the God's Word Translation (GW), at least in the New Testament. And I like the GW translation. Up to and including 1992, "[This GW translation was] based on the best Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic manuscripts currently available. Thus, it is true to the ancient texts. BibleGateway also has this information about the Names of God translation:

"The Names of God Bible (NOG) accurately translates the meaning of the original texts into clear, everyday language. While most translations obscure the names and titles of God by replacing them with just a few English words such as God, Lord, or LORD, The Names of God Bible restores the transliterations of ancient names—such as Yahweh, El Shadday, El Elyon, and Adonay—to help the reader better understand the rich meaning of God’s names that are found in the original Hebrew and Aramaic text.

"One of the best ways to get to know God on a deeper level is to know his names and titles as they are revealed in Scripture. If you are interested in more information about the meaning of the names of God, the print edition of The Names of God Bible includes commentary by bestselling author Ann Spangler, sharing background information, key Scripture passages, devotional readings, and Bible promises connected to each name."

May 25 2024 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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