A Task of Biblical Proportions

David Norton, associate professor at Wellington’s Victoria University, recently completed the decade-long task of re-editing the English speaking world’s most important religious text: the King James Bible. The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible is accompanied by a volume written by Norton, which details the historical background to his project, explains its editorial principles and provides extensive lists of alternative readings. Guardian: “[The] new text is guaranteed to become one of the century’s enduring works of NZ-based scholarship … For Norton, it will be reward enough to learn that the classic’s old readers are finding their interest rekindled by his new work and newcomers to the Bible are finding it accessible and pleasurable for the first time.”

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