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Under the Southern Cross: the New Testament in Australian English

by Richard K. Moore



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/6/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 534
ISBN : 9781490854038
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 534
ISBN : 9781490854045

About the Book

In recent decades, the distinctiveness of the English spoken in Australia has been recognized by the production of dictionaries and grammars of Australian English. Given the widely acknowledged recognition of the role played by Christianity in the colonizing of Australia by the British, and in the subsequent development of the nation, it is appropriate that the New Testament writings should also be available in Australian English.

Under the Southern Cross is the first published translation of the complete New Testament from the Greek of the original into Australian English.

Undertaken by Dr Richard Moore, who lectured in New Testament for some thirty years, it expresses in the everyday English used in Australia the twenty-seven writings making up our New Testaments.

The translation is based on the Greek text prepared and distributed throughout the world by the Bible Societies.

About the Author

Born in Perth, Western Australia, Richard Moore (BA, MA, DipEd, BD, PhD) lectured in Biblical Studies in Queensland, Australia (1974-1978) before becoming Head of the New Testament Department at the Baptist Theological College of Western Australia (1979-2002), now Vose Seminary, and a Lecturer in New Testament at Murdoch University (1986-2002). His areas of specialization include the doctrine of justification (in Paul, in its historical development, and in English translations), the Synoptic Question, the historical geography of Acts, and the use of the Old Testament by the authors of the New Testament. Richard and Kathleen Mack married in 1965 and have two sons and a daughter, four grandsons and one granddaughter.

In retirement he continues as a Research Associate at Vose Seminary, publishing in the field of New Testament.