New Oxford Annotated Bible, Augmented/NRSV with Apocrypha (9700A) / Edition 3

New Oxford Annotated Bible, Augmented/NRSV with Apocrypha (9700A) / Edition 3

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ISBN-10: 0195288807

ISBN-13: 9780195288803

Pub. Date: 03/01/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Countless students, professors and general readers alike have relied upon The New Oxford Annotated Bible for essential scholarship and guidance to the world of the Bible. Now the Augmented Third Edition adds to the established reputation of this premier academic resource. A wealth of new maps, charts, and diagrams further clarify information found in the scripture

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Countless students, professors and general readers alike have relied upon The New Oxford Annotated Bible for essential scholarship and guidance to the world of the Bible. Now the Augmented Third Edition adds to the established reputation of this premier academic resource. A wealth of new maps, charts, and diagrams further clarify information found in the scripture pages. In addition, section introductions have been expanded and the book introductions have been made more uniform in order to enhance their utility. Of course, the Augmented Third Edition retains the features prized by students, including single column annotations at the foot of the pages, in-text background essays, charts, and maps, a page number-keyed index of all the study materials in the volume, and Oxford's renowned Bible maps. This timely edition maintains and extends the excellence the Annotated's users have come to expect, bringing still more insights, information, and approaches to bear upon the understanding of the biblical text.

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ISBN-13:
9780195288803
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
2432
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 2.00(d)

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New Oxford Annotated Bible, Augmented/NRSV with Apocrypha (9700A) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This work is a fantastic addition to any serious student of Scripture, whether looking for scholarly insight into the text and its background, or seeking religious inspiration. The text of the Bible itself, is in clear, understandable English (New Revised Standard Version), and includes the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), Apocrypha, and New Testament. It is not only the translations which make this an outstanding source, but also the copious notes which accompany the translations, cross-referenced to other areas of the Bible. If this alone were not enough, the work also gives excellent introductions to each chapter, discussing authorship, background, and circumstances of the writing etc. While each of these introductions is scholarly and authoritative, they are not dry and pedantic. The writing is generally accessible and easy to read. As frosting on the cake, the last sections (appendices) give excellent essays on the geography of the times, clearly illustrated maps, as well as historical analyses which put all these events into their chronology and give the reader some additional insight into the text, its milieu, and meaning. These essays are not dogmatic or opinionated, and do not promulgate any specific doctrine or point of view, but simply state objective facts. Where information is sparse or contradictory, it is clearly stated as such. For both scholarly work and for those who want to get a deeper insight into their beliefs, this is a work I would highly recommend. It is an excellent example of balance between the intellectual and the inspirational - head and heart - knowledge and faith. I have found it awe inspiring.
TedMorgan More than 1 year ago
Different study Bibles serve distinctive needs. Readers use them for many reasons. In a way, we might ask too much of them, but publishers work hard to fulfill the diverse needs and desires readers bring to their use of study Bibles. I just upgraded my primary study Bible from the 2001 edition of this work to the Augmented 2007 edition. It was worth the cost. I have used Oxford Annotated Study Bibles (RSV and NRSV) since my parents gave me my first one for Christmas 1963. I used it as a text in my first university Bible course. I used to wear out one every two or three years. They have been my primary study Bibles for over 45 years. The Oxford Annotated Augmented Study Bible with Apocrypha (NRSV) is the least theologically and ideologically driven study Bible I know. That is a boon as long as the reader understands the aims the editors sought to meet. This is a work based on literary and historical-critical methods of study. It includes special essays on canon formation in various traditions, the history of English translations of the Bible, and other important topics for understanding biblical studies. This work helps readers in small group study, college courses, and private study. It does not tell you what to think or believe but gives you ready background material and notes in one volume. The contributors come from a wide range of religious groups. They are all top-notch scholars. The editors work hard to distinguish the way we read scripture from the points-of-view of different traditions. Extensive notes for the texts enrich reading. Carefully made notes enrich reading individual texts. Many denominations and individual scholars recommend the translation. If you want theologically, canonically, or ideologically based study Bibles, you have many choices. This is a good work to help readers comprehend the basic groundwork texts for biblical study.
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