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Overview The NRSV is the most trusted, most accepted, and most accurate translation of the Bible on the market and the only nonsectarian Bible created for all churches, in a special setting for easy reading--now in a fun, colorful, go-anywhere format for Catholics.
The New Revised Standard Version is the "standard" translation used by mainline Protestant churches, Orthodox churches, and by many Catholics. The NRSV debuted in 1989 and is owned by the National Council of Churches, which is the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States representing thirty-five denominations with forty-five million members in more than 100,000 churches across the country. They have chosen HarperCollins to be the exclusive licensor of the translation for the world (nonexclusively in the UK).
The New Revised Standard Version is recognized in scholarly circles as the most accurate translation into English of the original Hebrew and Greek texts. In the tradition of its predecessors, the King James Version and the Revised Standard Version, the NRSV was designed to be the "standard" version for English-speaking people across all denominations, which in many ways it has become. None of the new, more sectarian translations have approached its standards of elegance and accuracy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.64" Width: 6.72" Height: 1.23" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Binding Leather, Imitation
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0061290483 ISBN13 9780061290480
Bible Binding: Imitation Leather Color: Red Point/Type Size: 8.25 Version: NRSV Concordance: Yes - Built In Concordance Ribbon Marker: Yes - Keep's your place! Presentation Bible: Yes
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NRSV: The Bible for Everyone
Many of us pay scant attention to the Bible translation we use, and yet we all want the most accurate and readable translation available for our study and devotional use. That Bible translation is the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). Widely recognized by scholars and religious authorities as the most accurate translation, it is also the direct successor of the beloved King James Bible, following in that Bible’s tradition of elegant, readable prose. As a literal translation rather than a paraphrase, the NRSV leaves interpretation in the hands of the reader. Its groundbreaking use of nonsexist language for generic pronouns—for example, “brothers and sisters” instead of “brothers”—corrects a long-standing problem with English translations of the Bible. Because of a lack of a generic third person singular pronoun, previous translations used “he” or “him” when both men and women were indicated, often obscuring the original meaning.
Created by a committee of scholars from all three branches of the Christian church—Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox—the NRSV is the least sectarian translation compared to most other popular versions. Further, more denominations have chosen the NRSV as their official translation than any other translation on the market. Trustworthy, readable, and ecumenical, the NRSV is the Bible for everyone.
Whether your Bible needs are academic, vocational, or devotional, Harper Bibles offers an NRSV edition perfect for you.
Reviews - What do customers think about NRSV Go-Anywhere Bible (Catholic Edition)-Red Imitation Leather?
Beautiful and Readable! Dec 16, 2007
This Bible is just the right size for carrying about and while the paper is a bit thin, I haven't found it difficult to read. The print is rather small, but I can't say you'll need glasses to read it since without mine I can't see at all! If your vision is 20/20 (mine is with glasses on) you shouldn't have much trouble reading it, but of course every person is different. The text is the Anglicized version, which shouldn't cause any real difficulties for American readers, as the differences in usage are minimal. The Anglicized version of the NRSV is easily found in etext format online. Just Google it. I find this a marvelous Bible, well crafted and seemingly very durable. A+ on looks too!