NRSV Bible with the Apocrypha

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NRSV Bible with the Apocrypha Book Summary

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 special Catholic edition includes all 23 books of the Catholic canon, a presentation page, and a ribbon.

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  • Needs additional info on the pages

    By IMovielover
    I like the book overall. It is easy to find the particular book of the Bible you want and then the chapter you want. The available fonts are easy to read. If I could suggest an improvement - please put the name of the book of the Bible on each page. Once you navigate away from page one, chapter one of the particular book, there is no reference on the page to what book of the Bible you are in. Same goes for the highlights you make. It doesn't give you the reference such as Matthew 5: 12-15. It tells you the highlight is on page 6432, but that is not really much help when referring to it later.
  • About as close as one gets to he ideal

    By NRSV: The Best So Far
    There will never be a perfect translation, of the Bible or anything else. In the case of the Bible, the task is particularly difficult. First one must determine the text, examining the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts, the one must understand the text, then one must convey the meaning -- without bringing in too much interpretation. The tasks are incompatible. But the NRSV compromises brilliantly. In some of the more damaged books of the Hebrew Bible, such as 1 and 2 Samuel, it makes excellent use of the Greek and the Qumran texts. It rarely brings a theological bias. It tries for close attention to the original language but does not become stiff or misleading. Neither does it become a paraphrase. There are easier-to-read translations. There are more literal translations. There are many, many translations with stronger sectarian biases. But no translation does a better job of being all things to all Christians (and, indeed, non-Christians) than the New Revised Standard Version.
  • NRSV

    By Rev. Chuck Currie
    The NRSV is the standard translation for those who take Biblical scholarship seriously. We'll all benefit when the Harper Collins Study Bible and related publications become available on iBooks.

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