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The Oxford Study Bible: Revised English Bible with Apocrypha [Paperback]

By M. Jack Suggs (Editor), Katharine Doob Sakenfeld (Editor) & James R. Mueller (Editor)
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Item description for The Oxford Study Bible: Revised English Bible with Apocrypha by M. Jack Suggs, Katharine Doob Sakenfeld & James R. Mueller...

This is the first one-volume resource to introduce readers to the Bible by providing a complete overview of the world of biblical history and scholarship, plus commentary on the text
1,824 pp.

Publishers Description
This volume combines a cultural guide to the biblical world and an annotated Bible. Its notes feature the reflections of Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Jewish scholars.
* Twenty-three insightful articles on aspects of the history, literary background, and culture of the biblical era.
* A special index of people, places, and themes of the Bible.
* 36 pages of full-color New Oxford Bible Maps, with index.

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Oxford Study Bible: Revised English Bible with Apocrypha by M. Jack Suggs, Katharine Doob Sakenfeld & James R. Mueller has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 94

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages   1860
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.05" Width: 6.61" Height: 1.57"
Weight:   2.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 12, 1992
Publisher   Oxford University Press
ISBN  0195290003  
ISBN13  9780195290004  
Color: Full Color
Point/Type Size: 10.00
Version: RSV
Maps: Yes - Contains Maps
Indexed: Yes - Comes Indexed

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A translation that makes the Bible come alive  Oct 6, 2006
I bought this translation based in large part on a review written by Joshua Villines, a pastor in the Atlanta area.

The good things he says about this translation are spot on. To his comments I would add that this translation makes the text more vivid, clear and alive than many others I have read. This is first-class work.

This particular edition is printed on good paper and is a pleasure to read. For the price of a good dinner, it's yours.

(personal note: the cover is a plastic coated paper. I prefer the feel of cloth but that is a very small and unimportant complaint.)
Excellent study Bible  Aug 9, 2006
For anyone who desires to read a scholarly description of the people,the places, the times and authors of the Old and New Testament, the Oxford Study Bible should be be at the top of your list. Copious foot notes aid in better understanding each scriptural passage.
Best Study Bible Available  Mar 21, 2006
Through its brief history the Revised English Bible (REB) has shown itself to be the best English language Scriptural text available. The REB's original Oxford 1989 printing sets the 20th-21st centuries standard for scholarly biblical translation. The 1996 Cambridge edition continues its faithful presence among serious scholars, pastors, and devoted lay people.

Oxford's printing is somewhat different than Cambridge's, of course. The Oxford text provides considerable spacing (for notation and written reflection). The Cambridge work is more spartan (frequently it begins the next book on the same page with the previous book, Oxford opens each book with a fresh page) even though both books feel similar in size and weight. Both editions are doubled columned (unlike their 1972 New English Bible predecessor) and single spaced. The columns add to the texts' academic presence. (The NEB single column page gives the Scripture the feel of an easier-to-read novel.)

Oxford's 1992 hardcover REB Study Bible with Apocrypha is brilliant. It is becoming a Christian classic. There is no NIV confusion, nor NRSV competition, here. This Study Bible informs the serious Scripture reader as no other. It is beautiful read aloud. With adequate room to add notes and reflections this REB is a welcomed edition to any library. It is an excellent gift candidate.

If you are in the market for a clear, informed, instructive, and faithful English translation of the original Scriptures there is no better text than the Revised English Bible. The Oxford Study Bible will change your outlook and life.

It is the best Study Bible available. Order your copy from this soon.

Excellent Book For The New Student of Christianity  Jan 24, 2005
This book has been a great help to me in familiarizing myself with the actual teachings of Jesus. The best part for me is the notes at the bottom of the pages which refer you to those parts of the Old Testament that he quotes or refers to. It's great for giving context to those scenes where he's giving the Pharisees what-for, and many of the things he quotes are powerful and moving. Many others are outrageously inflammatory; I can see why the Pharisees got so mad at him.

I am also quite pleased with all the context commentary the authors give at the beginning of each book of the bible, indicating the "current events" going on when the various books were written. There are a set of full-color maps in the back which are excellent for "following along" when the narrative describes Jesus or another Biblical character's travels.

To any person new to Christianity, I would heartily recommend that you get this book, start at the Book of Matthew and work your way through the four Gospels first, then go back to the Old Testament. The way this bible is laid out makes it easy and an excellent education.
Excellent Study Bible  Dec 23, 2004
I have elsewhere reviewed the Revised English Bible, so suffice it to say that I prefer the New English Bible to the REB, though I must admit that as I transition to using modern language materials, the REB is particularlly useful wen it comes to the Books of the Apocrypha.

I have seen many notes herein about the poetic nature of the REB, and while parts of Ecclesiasticus are definately well done, I find the poetic material to be lacking. One who is searching for a wonderful poetic translation of the Scriptures into modern English should really be investigating the Jerusalem Bible. (See my review on this My mark of a great poetic bible is the ability to chant the psalms, hymns, and canticles of the Scriptures flawlessly and simply - and the REB does not permit me to do so.

As to the edition in hand, the Oxford notes are, as usual, a plethora of context, context, context. While I don't agree with a great deal of modern Biblical scholarship, I find Oxford's articles to be very enlightening and easy to use. I have several Oxford Study Bibles (New American Bible, New English Bible, Revised Standard Version) and have found them all to be excellent resources. The REB Study Bible, which I purchased for use in Seminary, is another worthy addition to Oxford's line.

I still use it to this day for personal growth, sermon preparation, and individual devotion, and I believe you will find it to be a worthwhile addition to your library as well.

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