Lumina Bible Study
By Biblical Studies Foundation
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Lumina allows you to experience the NET Bible with all of its notes for free and in a visually friendly and intuitive way.
- Read the New English Translation (NET) Bible like the book that it is, by swiping through its pages without worrying about chapter boundaries.
- Tap the current passage title to change passages.
- Learn and grow by reading the 60,932 translators’ notes and the associated Bible cross references in popups.
- Highlight/underline passages of interest.
- Bookmark your favorite passages by tapping a verse number.
- Take notes that are tied to verses by tapping a verse number.
- Sync your highlights, notes, and bookmarks with lumina.bible.org and other iOS devices running this App.
- See an indication of your notes when reading the text.
- Search the bible using our fuzzy search that doesn't require you to know all of the words or even the translation it came from.
- Share verses via Twitter, Facebook, Email, and Messaging by tapping a verse number.
- Choose books by using a grid, canonical list, or alphabetical list of books.
- Two-finger swipe left/right to navigate your history during sermons and Bible studies.
- Change the font and size of the text.
- Night Reading Mode
The NET Bible is a modern of the Bible with 60,932 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.
What's New in Version 2.0
+ Adds night reading mode.
+ Updated UI for iOS 8
+ Sort option when filtering searches by book
As a non-Christian I was looking for a bible that contained detailed notes about the history of the bible and that contained a healthy dose of literary criticism. This is certainly it. Very detailed, thoughtful notes on translation issues as well as historical, theological and sociological issues. Even cites the specific mss in question when the authenticity of a certain passage is investigated (though the notes do a good job of explaining the evidence to the point that you don't necessarily need to be familiar with the mss themselves). Four stars, however, because even with the exhaustive attention to detail present here, there is still a rather clear bias towards elements of the historicity of the biblical accounts. But, I guess that would be too much to ask of a team of biblical scholars!
I am truly thankful for this resource. I am a high school foreign language teacher (Latin&German) and a student of biblical languages. The notes give incredible insight into the original languages, explanations for why a particular translation was chosen as well as other possible translations. The notes also address relevant cultural-historical-linguistic background which sheds considerable light on the text. I'm humbled by the effort that went in to making this scholarship available to everyone. I can't imagine how much Christian thinkers and scholars throughout church History would have accomplished if they had had resources like this readily available.
A must have app for bible students
This translation is my second favorite behind the NRSV since it's hard to find a readable, accurate mid-functional translation. The OT is translated w/o interpretation from the NT. And done so by Protestant evangelicals no less! Talk about an trans. honest to the text & not theology. And don't get me started on the fairly neutral( though sometimes conservative) notes! So helpful and informative! Only drawback is the lackluster psalms. If they update the poetry some more & this may be my first choice Bible.
- Category: Reference
- Updated: Nov 03, 2014
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 11.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Biblical Studies Foundation
- © 2014 Biblical Studies Foundation
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.