Hardcover with Jacket
Release date: November 1993
Page size: 6 3/4 x 91/4 inches
Style Number: NR340
Page extent: 1276 pp.
Spine width: 1 7/8 inches
edited by Bible
Howard Clark Kee,
contains the Old
Testaments and a
wealth of study
Includes introductions to the Bible as a whole, and to each book, authoritative verse-by-verse annotations, exhaustive cross-references, text sub-headings to help readers to find passages easily, synopsis of the Gospels allowing comparison of passages.
Bible paper, cross-references in side columns, footnotes, introductions to the Bible as a whole and to every book of the Bible, glossary of 69 pages, 8 full-color maps, tables of chronology and measures, shrink-wrapped.
The NRSV is truly a Bible for all Christians!
Rooted in the past, but right for today, the NRSV continues the tradition of William Tyndale, the King James Version, the American Standard Version, and the Revised Standard Version. Equally important, it sets a new standard for the 21st Century. The NRSV stands out among the many translations because it is "as literal as possible" in adhering to the ancient texts and only "as free as necessary" to make the meaning clear in graceful, understandable English. It draws on newly available sources that increase our understanding of many previously obscure biblical passages. These sources include new-found manuscripts, the Dead Sea Scrolls, other texts, inscriptions, and archaeological finds from the ancient Near East, and new understandings of Greek and Hebrew grammar.
Improvements over the RSV are of four different kinds:
updating the language of the RSV, by replacing archaic forms of speech addressed to God (Thee, Thou, wast, dost, etc.), and by replacing words whose meaning has changed significantly since the RSV translation (for example, Paul's statement in 2 Corinthians 11.25 that he was "stoned" once)
making it clear where the original texts intend to include all humans, male and female, and where they intend to refer only to the male or female gender.
If accuracy and clarity are important to you, the New Revised Standard Version should be your next Bible!