Win a Free Copy of the New UBS5 Greek New Testament with Dictionary

UBS5
By now many of you Words on the Word readers will have heard that the UBS edition of the Greek New Testament has recently been published in its fifth revised edition, the UBS5. See here for more.

Check out this smart graphic from Hendrickson Publishers announcing the edition (academia needs more good infographics):
UBS5 Infographic

Just as I reviewed the amazing LXX-NA28 combo, I will soon be reviewing the UBS5 Greek New Testament.

While I work my way through it, with just about a minute of your time and a few clicks, you can enter to win your own copy of the UBS5, thanks to the great people at Hendrickson Publishers.

You Can Earn Up to 8 Entries: Here’s How

Simply comment on this blog post with a short sentence on what interests you in the Greek New Testament. That will give you one entry.

If you share on Facebook and/or Twitter, and then come back and post the link to your share in the comments, you get two additional entries.

If you want to earn five additional entries, you can record a (however lo-fi) video of yourself answering the questions: Why does Bible translation matter? and: What does translating the Bible mean to you personally?

To receive those five additional entries, post the url to your video (whether you’ve uploaded to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc.) in the comments. Then others can see your video, too.

I’ll select two winners using a random number generator.

If you don’t want to wait for the results of the giveaway, you can find the UBS5 on sale at Amazon here (affiliate link) or through Hendrickson here.

A Bit of Fine Print

The giveaway is open through Sunday, September 7, 11:59 p.m. EDT. On Monday I’ll notify the winner and post about it both here and in the comments below. Then Hendrickson will mail you your UBS5 GNT! (Note: Only domestic/U.S. shipping addresses are eligible for this contest, with apologies to the rest of the world!)

Make sure in when you leave a comment that you include your email address—I can use that to contact you, and the email address isn’t public.

Happy entering, and the folks at Hendrickson and I look forward to seeing your videos. Drop me a line if you have any questions.

54 thoughts on “Win a Free Copy of the New UBS5 Greek New Testament with Dictionary

  1. Do I need this edition if I have Biblia Graeca or NA 28? I note the promise of an apparatus showing choices made by translation teams of some modern Bible versions besides a fuller apparatus than NA28.

    1. I would say it depends on what uses you have of the Greek NT? The UBS5 apparatus does complement the NA28 one nicely, if you can easily access both, though I certainly preach some weeks without consulting any apparatuses.

  2. I have several interests in the Greek New Testament:
    1. I am currently taking Biblical Greek at my college.
    2. I love to read what the author originally intended, removing the translator between me and the author.

  3. I am interested in the GNT because I enjoy reading the text in its original language. I wonder if the UBS5 will have better font than the four? The 4 was hard to read.

  4. I’d like one. I’m reading the GNT regularly to keep my Greek and hopefully will someday be proficient enough to read it for devotions. I’m fascinated by textual criticism though only as an amateur.

  5. I haven’t study in Greek, but my pastor had and does Greek. I know that he would love this if I win this book for him. I too would love to learn basic Greek! This will be a great tool for my pastor.

  6. I love reading my Greek NT because it is like reading in 3D, the nuances come alive and I gain a stronger sense of the meaning.

  7. I appreciate the apparatus of the UBS 5, and I find it considerably easier to navigate. The dictionary is a really nice touch too.

  8. This comment comes from Chris Lovelace:

    “Bible translation matters because ‘no one should have to learn a foreign language to learn how to have a relationship with God,’ to paraphrase Paul Esheleman, Founding Director of The JESUS Film Project.

    “As someone seeking to be involved in Bible translation full time, I feel that the Greek Bible is the air I breathe. Having a reliable Greek text is like having clean air to breathe.”

  9. What interests me in the Greek New Testament? The fact that God chose to speak/write in this koine/common greek that man spoke around the known world of it’s day and knowing how greekNT has classical biblical hebrew thought imbedded in it with its language features coming thru. The very nature of its exact time tenses in greekNT helps me to understand what the Lord is letting us know what is happening to/in us (spirit, soul, body) in past, present, future in the Work & Person of Jesus Christ. NT Textual/manuscript criticism has true productive meaning that I can judge why a certain writer chose a certain alterative rendering of the text/codex etc., of the GNT. Koine greek corpus linguistics-based techniques can be applied to any aspect of the original language which would create a huge flow if insights. Things like better understanding of the history of NT lexicography, structure discourse, semantics of lexical aspect, On and on it goes, I better stop now or it will not be short.

  10. Interesting timing on your blog/offer. Reading from UBS2 a couple of weeks ago reminded me that I had not sent a thank you note to my Gr prof — blessed by his classes in mid-70s. I googled to get his address…discovered he had gone to be with his Lord 2 mo earlier. The skills, and more importantly, passion–of studying from the original texts has deepened over the past 4 decades…would be blessed to have latest edition for continued (and updated) reflection–in honor of my Gr teacher. Thanks for your review–and promo.

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