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Item description for The Holy Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments with the Apocryphal / Deuterocanonical Books [New Revised Standard Version] by Oxford University Press...
Overview The New Revised Standard Version answers the need for a Bible in contemporary language that accurately reflets the most ancient biblical texts available. Endorsed and approved for use by some of the United States' largest Christian denominations.
Publishers Description The Oxford NRSV Bible offers readers an unbeatable combination of quality construction, affordability, and the most accurate translation of the Bible available today. Churches and homes across America overwhelmingly choose the NRSV for its easy-to-understand translation and its sensitivity to inclusive language. A multi-denominational committee of scholars from around the world based their revision on the original Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic texts. The Oxford NRSV also includes the most complete collection of Aprocryphal and Deuterocanonical books. The Oxford NRSV follows in Oxford University Press's long tradition of publishing elegant bibles under the best biblical scholarship available in the world, offering the highest quality bibles for reasonable values. Choose from an array of attractive bindings and colors - cloth, fine leather, and economical paperback editions - to suit your needs. Whether for gift-giving, individual study, or for church distribution, this durable yet elegant bible is perfect for any occasion. Features include: * Two column text. * Eight pages of full color New Oxford Bible Maps (except for 9820A) * Ninety-six page, select NRSV Concordance. * Available with and without the Apocrypha
Citations And Professional Reviews The Holy Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments with the Apocryphal / Deuterocanonical Books [New Revised Standard Version] by Oxford University Press has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 70
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Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 93
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 58
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 51
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.84" Height: 1.5" Weight: 2 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1990
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0195283309 ISBN13 9780195283303
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Holy Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments with the Apocryphal / Deuterocanonical Books [New Revised Standard Version]?
a very good literal translation of God's Word Apr 13, 2002
No translation of God's Word is perfect. Each one has its flaws. Each one hopefully casts new light on God's message to us (translation is inherently interpretation). So it is with The New Revised Standard Version. There are both flaws and moments of revelation.
The Bible is full of stories about humanity's interaction with the Divine. As a whole, it is the story of God's redemption of humanity through the death of his Son: Jesus Christ. The NRSV is a rather literal translation (from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek) of these stories.
The greatest weakness of this particular translation is its needless neutering of the Hebrew and Greek generic male pronouns. This cause difficulties (especially with the Psalms) when translating "he." They often pluralize such cases to "Those" and "They." This causes passages to lose personal immediacy and force.
That said, I feel the NRSV is a fine overall translation. It ranks right up there with The New American Standard Bible as the best literal translations. The NRSV has the extra benefit of having been overseen by Bruce Metzger--one of the finest modern Bible scholars.
The greatest strength (and probably the main selling point) of this edition of the NRSV is its extensive Apocrypha. Books recognized by Roman Catholic, Greek, and Slavonic churches are all included. They are placed in between the Old and New Testaments. They are divided into four sections based on who accepts them.
The Hardcover edition that I own (from Oxford Press) is extremely well made. It is far more durable than most other hardcover Bibles I have used.
If you are looking for a good literal translation of the Bible, you would be well served by The New Revised Standard Version. I highly recommend this book.
A BEAUTIFUL BIBLE EDITION Aug 26, 2000
This edition of the Bible is masterfully put together: binding & cover, paper, type and layout, everything about the book itself is worthy of its contents.