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Free critically edited Greek New Testament propels biblical scholarship forward

BELLINGHAM, WA—October 28, 2010—The Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software announced today the release of The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition (SBLGNT), a critically edited Greek New Testament.

For the first time ever, students, teachers, pastors and laypeople throughout the world can access a reliable, critically edited version of the Greek New Testament for free electronically. And because the SBLGNT has a generous end-user license agreement and doesn't require proprietary fonts, users can easily interact with and share the text at no cost.

With the work of textual criticism far from complete, there is a continual need for fresh research and analysis. The SBLGNT, edited by Michael W. Holmes, utilizes a wide range of printed editions, all the major critical apparatuses, and the latest technical resources and manuscript discoveries to establish the text. The result is a critically edited text that differs from the Nestle-Aland/United Bible Societies text in more than 540 variation units.

In addition to the free electronic edition, the Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software also offer a reasonably priced, professionally produced print edition of the SBLGNT, which includes the full apparatus of variant readings from the NA27 and the four primary editions on which the SBLGNT is based.

To find out more about the SBLGNT or to download a copy, visit http://www.sblgnt.com.

About the Society of Biblical Literature

The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies. Founded in 1880, the Society has grown to over 8,500 international members, including teachers, students, religious leaders and individuals from all walks of life who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible. http://www.sbl-site.org

About Logos Bible Software

Logos is the leading publisher of high-end, award-winning, multilingual Bible software on Mac, Windows and iOS platforms such as the iPhone and iPad. Logos partners with more than 100 publishers to make more than 12,000 electronic books available to customers in more than 180 countries. The company serves church, academic and lay markets, bringing the best in software innovation to Christians worldwide. http://www.logos.com