The New Interpreter's Study Bible (NRSV with the Apocrypha), hardcover
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The New Interpreter's Study Bible brings the best of biblical scholarship to the service of the Church. In this new study Bible, based on The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible with Apocrypha, sixty distinguished scholars have provided background and insight on the biblical text. Features of this valuable new study Bible include extensive historical and theological annotations on the biblical text; brief introductions and outlines for each biblical book; excursuses giving further background and insight regarding particular themes and passages; and nineteen newly commissioned maps detailing the biblical world at various historical periods.
- Double-column format
- Article, "Canons of Scripture"
- Guides for Interpretation articles:
- Reliability of Scripture
- Authority of the Bible
- Inspiration of Scripture
- Guidelines for Reading and Interpretation
- Varieties of Readings and Interpretations of the Biblical Text
- Culture and Religion Among Ancient Israelites
- Sectional headings
- Book introductions and Outlines
- Black letter edition
- 19 color maps with index
- Old and New Testament Chronologies
- 9-point text size
- 9.50" x 7.50" x 1.75"
Number of Pages: 2300
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Dimensions: 9.5 X 7.5 X 2.0 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Text Layout: Double Column
|Text Color: Black Letter|
Text Size: 9 Point
Note Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: No
Page Gilding: None
Page Edges: White
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Dollar Bill5 Stars Out Of 5The Interpreter's Study Bible(NRSV with the Apocrypha), hardcoverJanuary 29, 2015Dollar BillQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It is exactly what I wanted. The modern English translation is very important. I also enjoy my name on the NRVS with Apocrypha in gold leaf.
James5 Stars Out Of 5My Favorite Study BibleJanuary 23, 2015JamesQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Produced by an interdenominational team, this study bible features the work of such well-known scholars as Eugene Boring (author of the Interpretation commentary volume on Revelation), James Crenshaw (Duke Divinity), Joel B. Green (Wheaton College, formerly Dean of Academics at Asbury Seminary, General Editor of the Common English Bible), Norman Gottwald (_The Hebrew Bible: A Socio-Literary Introduction_), Pheme Perkins. Mary-Anne Tolbert, Phyllis Trible and others. It contains the expected book introductions with ouline, General Articles (with brief bibliographies), chronologies and full-color maps. The notes strike a good balance between details and a big-picture view of the narrative. This balance is aided by the inclusion of "Excurses"; sidelines that highlight notable topics and themes such as Creation and Chaos (Genesis 1) and "Special Notes" (such as the one at 1 Sam 2:9 about different views of Divine justice in Hebrew Bible texts). The notes attempt to put the modern-day reader into the thought-world of the Bible's first hearers and are scholarly without being abstruse. The commentators strive to maintain focus on the "forest" and not get lost in the "trees" - I've read other study Bibles and commentaries that I thought papered over the texts with the writers' pet theological ideas or were too fixated on some private, narrow scholarly interest (Oxford Bible Commentary, I'm looking at you). In my opinion, NISB helps clarify what the Biblical writers without telling the reader what to think (there are a couple of salutary notes of caution attached to texts at the center of contentious issues such as women in ministry and slavery). If I were asked to put NISB on a theological spectrum, I'd put it a wee bit left of center. In summary, it's packed with helpful features, clarifies the text without attempting to graft a systematic theology onto it, and often surprises with insightful Excurses and Special Notes. While the HarperCollins Study Bible is excellent (I own one), I prefer the NISB.
MarlaSmithville, OHAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5November 13, 2013MarlaSmithville, OHAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In our Bible study we are studying the new testament. This Interpreters Study Bible has such good footnotes and I use them all the time. I'm so happy with this choice of a study bible.
Susan Schneider5 Stars Out Of 5March 11, 2011Susan SchneiderQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am very pleased with this Bible. It, along with my Precept Study Bible will be a great help in my studies of the Bible. I think they compliment each other.
Clark Niepert5 Stars Out Of 5September 12, 2010Clark NiepertI'm enjoying using this Bible very much in my Bible study class. It's just what I needed. It's a little heavy but there is lots of information in there and I'm really enjoying that. I was also happy at how quickly the package came. Thanks!