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'The Poverty And Justice Bible'

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최근에 '영국성경공회'(Bible Society)가 발행한 'The Poverty And Justice Bible'이 가난과 불의에 대한 하나님의 근심과 그것들을 근절시키기 위해 신자들에게 준행토록 2,000 구절 이상을 문자적으로 최초 강조한 새로운 기초를 열어놓았다고 전한다. (The Poverty and Justice Bible, the latest release from Bible Society, has broken new ground as the first ever to literally highlight the more than 2,000 passages that reveal God’s sorrow over poverty and injustice, and His command to believers to act to eradicate them.)

'영국성경공회' 직원과 전문인들은 '가난과 정의'에 대한 하나님의 태도에 관해 언급하는 성구들을 축출해기 위하여, '현대영어역본' (Contemporary English Version/CEV)을 토론하고 선별하는데 수 개월간 보냈다. 그 결과 <창세기>부터 <요한계시록>에 이르러 페이지마다 거의 '의롭고 선한 행위'를 강조하는 구절이 2,000 곳이 넘는 것으로 밝혀졌다. (Bible Society staff and experts spent months debating and sifting through the Contemporary English Version (CEV) Bible to pull out the verses that say something about God’s attitude to poverty and justice. The result was more than 2,000 sections, with almost every page from Genesis to Revelation emphasising just and fair behaviour.)

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이 성경은 성경 기록의 두 가지 주제를 강조한다. 나는 이 책을 당신에게 추천한다.(This Bible highlights two of the key themes in Scripture. I commend it to you.) - Mike Pilavachi-Soul Survivor

하나님의 열의를 드러내는 성경(The Bible that reveals God's passion)

성경의 페이지마다 거의 가난한 자에 대한 하나님의 마음을 전한다. 소외된 자에 대한 하나님의 관심. 억눌린 자에 대한 하나님의 관심. 정의에 대한 하나님의 부르심.

본 성경은 오늘날 우리 세계 속에서 가난과 불의에 부딪칠 수 있는 문제들을 해결할 수 있는 심오한 연구들과 실질적인 제안들을 다루었다고 한다.

특히 본 성경은 젊은이들에게 관심을 두고서, 그들의 삶이 부유토록 초점을 두었다:

본 새 성경은 가난한 자와 억눌린 자에 대한 하나님의 마음을 밝히 드러내는 2,000가지 성구들을 강조한다. (This new Bible highlights more than 2,000 verses, revealing God's heart for the poor and oppressed.)

접근이 용이하고 새로운 풍미의 '현대영어역본'(Contemporary English Version) 본문을 채택하였다. (Easy to follow, accessible and fresh Contemporary English Version Bible text.)

교육에 관한 평등, 땀에 대한 대가와 다음에 준행해야 할 실질적인 제안들을담은 유일한 32페이지 가이드가 수록되어 있다. (Includes a unique 32-page guide with in-depth studies from equality to education, wages to water and practical suggestions on what to do next.)

Bono, Rob Bell, Jim Wallis and Tony Campolo를 포함한 크리스천 저명 인사들과 공인들이 제시하는 이슈들을 수록하였다. (Builds on issues raised by influential Christians and public figures including Bono, Rob Bell, Jim Wallis and Tony Campolo.)

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New Bible reveals God's heart towards poverty and injustice
A new Bible which connects Scriptures with some of the biggest issues of our day has been launched by Bible Society.

by Anne Thomas (March 2, 2008)

The Poverty and Justice Bible, the latest release from Bible Society, has broken new ground as the first ever to literally highlight the more than 2,000 passages that reveal God’s sorrow over poverty and injustice, and His command to believers to act to eradicate them.

The new edition challenges the notion that the Bible is a dusty, outdated rulebook, and shows that God-through the Bible- was already speaking out on poverty long before anyone else.

The Rt Rev Dr Tom Wright, Bishop of Durham and Bible Society’s President, said, 'Poverty and injustice are two of the biggest issues of our day, challenging the minds of politicians and social activists around the world.

'The imbalance of global wealth, famine, water shortages, exploitation and corruption are all issues that invoke outrage- and demand attention. But The Poverty and Justice Bible shows that, in speaking out on these issues, God got there first.'

Far from being irrelevant, the Poverty and Injustice Bible demonstrates that God’s Word has 'something to say about issues that resonate today', the bishop added.

'This Bible connects with the very fabric of today’s world, with all its problems and messiness-and has something powerful to say,' he said.

Bible Society was inspired to develop the new Bible after Pastor Rick Warren, of Purpose Driven fame, admitted that had missed more than 2,000 verses that speak of God’s heart for the poor despite studying theology and being a pastor for decades. He claimed that Christians risked losing their credibility if they failed to speak out against poverty and injustice.

Christian leader and commentator Tony Campolo added, 'Here’s proof that faith without committment to justice for the poor is a sham, because it ignores the most explicit of all the social concerns of Scripture.'

Bible Society staff and experts spent months debating and sifting through the Contemporary English Version (CEV) Bible to pull out the verses that say something about God’s attitude to poverty and justice. The result was more than 2,000 sections, with almost every page from Genesis to Revelation emphasising just and fair behaviour.

The organisation hopes that the Poverty and Justice Bible will also act as a springboard for Christians to take action on these issues by helping them link social action with Scripture.

The new Bible, produced with support from aid agency World Vision, includes a 32-page study guide written by bestselling authors Nick and Claire Page, and covering a wide range of timely issues from equality to education, farming to Fairtrade.


The studies highlight that concern for the oppressed is foundational to faith, and encourage action-from giving, to praying, to living responsibly.

Bible Society’s Chief Executive James Catford said, 'For us in this country, issues of poverty and justice have increasingly become front and centre. What this Bible shows is that on the topics that challenge us every day, God got there first. The Bible has something to say about life and, in fact, there’s nothing on earth that we can experience that the Bible doesn’t tackle.

'The Poverty and Justice Bible helps the Church engage with the Bible more effectively by linking Scripture with issues that are rooted in today’s world. For Bible Society, this is just as important as our work to make the Bible available. It’s all part of the fight against Bible poverty.'

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