As Lutherans, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) members believe that the Bible is the written Word of God. It creates and nurtures faith through the work of the Holy Spirit and points us to Jesus Christ, the living Word and center of our faith. And in reading the Bible, we are invited into a relationship with God that both challenges us and promises us new life.
1. The NET Bible The NET Bible is a completely new translation of the Bible with 60,932 translator’s notes! It was completed by more than 25 scholars– experts in the original biblical languages – who worked directly from the best currently available Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts. The translator’s notes make the original languages far more accessible, allowing you to look over the translator’s shoulder at the very process of translation. You can download a version of the NET Bible or work with it online. Excellent resource!
2. Bible.org Bible.org is the world’s largest online ‘resource for biblical material. This organization is also the organization which is responsible for The NET Bible and you can access the Net Bible at Bible.org.
3. The Bible The Bible is the ELCA Bible study resource page which offers bible studies by topic.