I am pleased to announce that Footnotes to the New Testament for Latter-day Saints, which I wrote together with John Jenkins and John Tvedtnes, is now publicly available here.
I would like to thank Matthew Faulconer (Jim F.’s son) for hosting it at the Feast upon the Word site, and for his patience and skill in getting the Greek fonts to work properly.
This was a project I initiated about seven or so years ago. The idea is to try to help Latter-day Saints read the KJV NT with greater comprehension. It is basically a set of explanatory notes, along the lines of what’s in the LDS edition following the tags IE, GR and OR, but more detailed and many more of them, together with some light background commentary. The major focus of the notes is on helping people understand the language of the KJV NT.
We were going to publish the book through an LDS publisher, but the decision eventually was made that the book was too long and too scholarly in focus to fly in the LDS market. (I don’t dispute that judgment.) I really wanted this material to be available in time for next year’s NT curriculum year (I didn’t do it for the money!), so the best alternative seemed to me to post it on the internet.
If the book had been published, it would have undergone additional editing, and it would have been trimmed substantially. So consider this a rough draft.
The book is almost complete (all it is missing is an introduction to Romans).