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Sharif Bible Society Sharif Bible- Arabic Translation Compact Edition Olive Hard Vinyl

The Sharif Bible is the Holy Bible in modern Arabic, for Muslims!

The Sharif Bible is a dynamic translation of the Bible. It is not a cultural re-interpretation with a Muslim bias. Rather, it is a linguistic translation that makes a Muslim feel at home when he or she reads it. It speaks to them meaningfully and naturally. It provides biblical information ina a way that causes them to feel its relevance.

Meaning is given the priority over form. So in some cases, to help the reader to understand the meaning and to preserve the content of the message, the form is changed. Yet, the importance of form is not overlooked or treated lightly. Rather it is respected The writers of the Bible meant their message to be understood by their readers. Therefore, the Sharif Bible attempts to transfer the meaning and the dynamics of the original text into simple standard Arabic. The language can be best described as simple modern standard literary Arabic. This is meant to be understandable across the Arab world, so regional words and expressions are avioded.

This translation holds dearly to being as accurate and faithful to the original text as possible, natural (in language familiar to the reader), clear, and easy to understand.

Accuracy is a critical issue for the Sharif Bible . When we translate we do not have to please our audience, rather we transfer the matchless Word of God in a way that our audience understands it. The Sharif Bible is not an adaptation of the word of God to match Islamic thought or doctrine. It is an accurate translation of the original Hebrew and Greek texts into people's simple language.

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superior product

Date:April 30, 2012
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melono
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The Sharif Bible sold by CBD is a marvelous work for the price. Using it, I am greatly encouraged to continue the improvement of my rather inadequate command of Arabic, by knowing that the text is not only clear and legible, but fully "vowel pointed".
As for the content, it is indeed a pleasure to realize that a linguistically proficient scholar has finally taken the "bit in his teeth" to endeavor to produce a work that is to a significant extent void of unnecessary "religious" bias. Who can say-- perhaps this shall in the end prove to be a boon to bolstering a greater spiritual and fraternal affinity between Muslims and Christians, a notion that is not exactly absent in the passages of is work. Neither is the hope of an eventual well-annotated and cross-referenced Arabic study Bible, say, in the tradition of Scofield, to be offhandedly disdained, given the zeal of the Arab faithful for truth. God is surely great!
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Review 2 for Sharif Bible- Arabic Translation Compact Edition Olive Hard Vinyl
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Date:July 19, 2010
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Goya Alafifi
My husband says this has really helped him to better understand the Bible. Sometimes I read in English using the NIV and he can follow along without any problems or vice versa with him translating the Arabic into English. I thank God you guys carried it, a priceless gift for such a small price.
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Date:May 21, 2007
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David Cross
Overall, this is an excellent translation--my favorite Arabic translation. I am a bit disappointed with certain Old Testament translations of "Israel" where it is changed to "the people of God." I don't feel such political problems of the 20th century should affect the timeless word. Other than that, I'm very pleased and use it regularly both for personal devotional study as well as in relating to Muslims.
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