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SBL Greek New Testament now available on Bible Gateway

We’re pleased to announce a major new addition to our library of online Bibles: the SBL Greek New Testament!

The SBL Greek New Testament (SBLGNT) is a major achievement in New Testament scholarship. Edited by Michael W. Holmes, its text draws on a wide range of scholarship and the latest manuscript discoveries. Beyond the quality of the text itself, you’ll find that with its diacritical marks, the SBLGNT is easier to read than the three older Greek New Testaments currently on Bible Gateway.

Here’s a look at how the SBLGNT renders one famous passage:

(That’s John 1:1-5 in the SBLGNT.)

One other noteworthy aspect of the SBLGNT is its friendly publication philosophy: the entire text is freely available for download and boasts a generous re-use/distribution policy to encourage you to share and study the text, whether you’re a scholar, pastor, or layperson.

We’re grateful to Logos Bible Software and the Society of Biblical Literature for making the SBLGNT available on Whether you’re a Greek expert or just interested in seeing the Bible in an original language, you can start reading now!

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