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Overview Cross references Footnotes Glossary Full-color maps Tables of chronology, weights and measures Book introductions Verse-by-verse annotations Text subheadings Synopsis of the Gospels Shrink-wrapped 1,276 pp.
Publishers Description First published in 1989, the New Revised Standard Version is an extremely accurate and up-to-date translation of the Bible. Translated by a team from several different denominations, it is a version accepted by all Christian traditions. The Cambridge Annotated Study Bible was edited by the internationally recognised biblical scholar, Dr Howard Clark Kee. It incorporates all the information that a modern student of the Bible will need: an introduction to the history and content of the Bible as a whole introductions to each book, drawing out the themes within them cross-references to related biblical passages the verse-by-verse annotations of Dr Kee a glossary of significant names and words a synopsis of the Gospels tables of chronology and measures full colour maps and gazetteer
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 7.2" Height: 1.7" Weight: 3.37 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1993
Publisher CAMBRIDGE BIBLES #661
ISBN 0521507774 ISBN13 9780521507776
Color: Full Color Point/Type Size: 0.00 Version: NRSV Introduction: Yes - Features Introduction! Maps: Yes - Contains Maps
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More About Howard Clark Kee
Howard Clark Kee is Professor of Religion Emeritus of Graduate Studies and Religion at Boston University and is now Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of several acclaimed books including Understanding the New Testament, The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, Miracles in the Early Christian World, and Jesus in History.
Howard Clark Kee has an academic affiliation as follows - Boston University, Duke University Boston University Boston University.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Cambridge Annotated Study Bible (New Revised Standard Version)?
Decent reference bible Dec 17, 2006
I really am liking the NRSV of the Bible and really wish there was a conservative study bible that used this translation. This study bible is liberal in theological orientation like the Oxford Annotated, although not as radical. The notes are not as extensive and more to the point, also. The Apocrypha is not included but is available separately, which is a plus.
The margins are wider than most, but the annotations are along the side, not the bottom. If you find a page that does not have a lot of side notes, then you have some marginal space. If there are notes, then the margins are greatly decreased. The print is small, but clear. The paper is fairly thick and good for underlining. The Cambridge and Oxford bibles are better bound and more durable for the money than most others like Zondervan or Nelson, and I appreciate this.
Great Notes, Unreadable Type Oct 27, 2006
I'm very disappointed with this bible. Apart from the tiny, virtually unreadable, font it's exactly what I want in a study bible: minimal, yet illuminating study notes displaying moderate, mainline scholarship. If the font were a reasonable size I'd give it a 4 or 5. When I say unreadable, I mean it. I'm returning my copy. (I should add that I don't normally have trouble reading small or unusual fonts.)
I believe the decision to use this size font is indefensible. This is a good sized octavo volume, yet the printed portion is scaled down to fit on only a fraction of the page space available. Beware: in spite of the stated dimensions, if you buy this you will be getting what is essentially a smallish pew bible with very large margins. This was not evident to me from the preview available on this site.
Perhaps the editors wanted to leave room for notes, but even if they used a slightly larger font, there would still be plenty of room. However, I think the decision to use this peculiar layout had more to do with the publishers' stated desire to have the text in this study bible match "the text of the Cambridge Minister NRSV edition page-for-page" than consideration for the reader.
I strongly urge Cambridge to revise this bible. If they did, it would be a worthy successor to my preferred study bible, the RSV Oxford Annotated Bible; an edition I and many others prefer for its moderate perspective, handy size, readable font, and helpful yet brief study notes.
Good info in here... Mar 2, 2005
The annotations are great and clarify the text. The side column cross-references are very handy, and these are very hard to find in a NRSV! Good maps and excellent glossary. My one complaint: the print is very tiny. It makes my eyes hurt. But I love this Bible so much that I purchased a magnifying page for it. It's a little problematic. So, if you're willing to either buy a magnifier or to damage your eyesight, then this Bible is worth it! I'm not kidding...the print is teeny tiny!
Very good lesser known study Bible Dec 5, 2004
For those who use the NRSV (regarded by many scholars as the best modern translation of the Bible), the choice of study Bibles is relatively easy. Only three are worth mentioning: "The Access Study Bible" (Oxford), "The Oxford Annotated Bible" (Oxford), and "The Cambridge Annotated Study Bible" (CUP). All three are produced by internationally renowned scholars and are excellent. What makes "The Cambridge Annotated Study Bible" superior?
The Bible includes several scholarly essays together with concise but penetrating introductions to biblical books. In addition is a valuable glossary of key biblical words, chronological tables, a synopsis of the Gospels, and beautifully produced maps. Add to that a comprehensive cross-reference system and annotations by the editor, Howard Clark Kee, now Senior Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Herein lies the strength of the Bible. The annotations are brilliant, penetrating, and creative - a must for serious students of the Bible. Had I been aware of the quality of the commentary, I would have purchased the Bible when it was first published in 1993. Although largely the work of one man, the work is not in any way idiosyncratic or biased, but reflects scholarly consensus. Those who already own a copy of the other study Bibles, may want to purchased "The Cambridge Annotated Study Bible" if only for the strength of the annotations.
Finally a word about the layout. The biblical text is in two columns with cross-references running down the spine of the Bible. The annotations run on the far right and far left of each page, and sometimes at the bottom. In a perfect world Cambridge should have chosen a larger size font to make for greater ease of reading, although the layout is elegant with plenty of wide spaces for personal annotations and the quality of the printing good. The 1999 printing has been done on a better quality paper than the 1993 edition.
At least the Scriptures are True Aug 16, 2003
Good Bible for an accurate version in modern English. Dont care for the "gender inclusive" part, but they mostly dont cause any problems. Good room for notetaking. I like the NRSV cause I was raised on King James, and this is close to King James, but much easier to read and understand. The annotated parts are rubbish. Obviously written by a liberal "unbeliever". No wonder the evangelicals use mostly King James and the New International Version. The only folks who use this version are the liberal mainline denominations. Too bad. I love this version.