Item description for NRSV Standard Bible w/Apoc (tan/brown) by Harper Bibles...
Overview The NRSV Standard Bible utilizes a unique blend of formats that are designed for ease of reading and greater comprehension of the various literary forms embodied in the scriptures. They feature only a single column of text in the prose sections and double columns in the poetic sections (Psalms, Proverbs, wisdom books, minor prophets). Available in two Protestant editions, one including the Apocrypha, and a Roman Catholic edition, all three editions include:
Sewn bindings for increased durability, allowing our Bibles to lay flat for ease of use Lightweight, opaque Bible paper for readability Specially designed woodcut illustrations on the first page of each book of the Bible A concordance to help the reader find familiar words and passages A satin ribbon marker
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.
This unique one-column setting allows people to read the Bible as work of literature. Each book is introduced with an original wood-cut. Overall, this special easy-to-read setting makes the Bible a wonderful reading experience. It also includes a concordance index to help people find key passages.
This edition also includes the Apocrypha, the Jewish books recognized by the Catholic, Orthodox, and some Protestant denominations.
Community Description The NRSV is one of the most trusted, most accepted, and most accurate translation of the Bible on the market and the only nonsectarian Bible created for all churches, now in a special setting for easy reading.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.7" Height: 1.7" Weight: 2.75 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0061231193 ISBN13 9780061231193
Bible Binding: LeatherLike Color: Tan Point/Type Size: 10.50 Version: NRSV
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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 Standard Bible w/Apoc (tan/brown)?
Almost-perfect edition of a well-regarded version of the Bible Mar 11, 2007
This is an exquisite edition of the New Revised Standard Version of the Christian Scriptures, a scholarly translation which seeks to render the Bible in contemporary English. The paper is highest quality Bible-paper, and the print larger than most bibles of this size. The binding is both attractive and durable. Were it not for the less-than-optimal print darkness (it is a bit light on the thin paper), I would consider it a five-star offering. As it is, it is still the most appealing edition of this version I have seen.
Each book of the bible is set-off by a wood-cut design unique to that book. If you are looking for a good-quality, easy to read Protestant edition of this translation (the companion Harper Catholic NRSV is equally attractive, with the books ordered as in the Roman Catholic tradition), this is one to consider. (Buyers should know this is not a "study bible" editon, as it has no notes other than minor footnotes on textual variants. For a full study edition of this version, see either the HarperCollins Study Bible or the New Oxford Annotated Bible).