The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version, College Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

The premier study Bible used by scholars, pastors, undergraduate and graduate students, The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha offers a vast range of information, including extensive notes by experts in their fields; in-text maps, charts, and diagrams; supplementary essays on translation, biblical interpretation, cultural and historical background, and other general topics.

Extensively revised—half of the material is brand new—featuring a new design to enhance readability, and brand-new color maps, the Annotated Fourth Edition adds to the established reputation of this essential biblical studies resource. Many new and revised maps, charts, and diagrams further clarify information found in the Scripture text. In addition, section introductions have been expanded and the book introductions present their information in a standard format so that students can find what they need to know. Of course, the Fourth Edition retains the features prized by students, including single column annotations at the foot of the pages, in-text 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 perspectives to bear upon the understanding of the biblical text.

· The renowned New Revised Standard Version Bible translation, the scholarly standard for study of the Bible

· Wholly revised, and greatly expanded book introductions and annotations.

· Annotations in a single column across the page bottom, paragraphed according to their boldface topical headings.

· In-text background essays on the major divisions of the biblical text.

· Essays on the history of the formation of the biblical canon for Jews and various Christian churches.

· More detailed explanations of the historical background of the text.

· More in-depth treatment of the history and varieties of biblical criticism.

· A timeline of major events in the ancient Near East.

· A full index to all of the study materials, keyed to the page numbers on which they occur.

· A full glossary of scholarly and critical terms.

· 36-page section of full color New Oxford Bible Maps, approximately 40 in-text line drawing maps and diagrams.

Classic but not stodgy, up-to-date but not trendy, The New Oxford Annotated Bible: 4th Edition is ready to serve new generations of students, teachers, and general readers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195289602
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/19/2010
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 2416
  • Sales rank: 17,273
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Coogan is Lecturer on Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Harvard Divinity School and Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum. He has also taught at Harvard University, Boston College, Wellesley College, Fordham University, and the University of Waterloo (Ontario), and has participated in and directed archaeological excavations in Israel, Jordan, Cyprus, and Egypt. He is the author of Old Testament text books and The Old Testament VSI.
Marc Z. Brettler is Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Studies and chair of the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University.
Carol Newsom is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
Pheme Perkins is Professor of Theology at Boston College.

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Table of Contents

The Editors' Preface
To the Reader
Alphabetical listing of the Books of the Bible
Abbreviations

The Hebrew Bible
--The Pentateuch
--The Historical Books
--The Poetical and Wisdom Books
--The Prophetic Books

The Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books
Introduction
--Books and Additions to Esther and Daniel that are in the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Slavonic Bibles
--Books in the Greek and Slavonic Bibles; not in the Roman Catholic Canon
--In the Slavonic Bible and in the Latin Vulgate Appendix
--In the Appendix to the Greek Bible

The New Testament
--The Gospels
--The Acts of the Apostles
--Letters/Epistles in the New Testament
--Revelation

General Essays, Tables

--The Canons of the Bible
--Textual Criticism
--Translation of the Bible into English

Interpretation
--The Hebrew Bible's Interpretation of Itself
--The New Testament Interprets the Jewish Scriptures
--Jewish Interpretation in the Premodern Era
--Christian Interpretation in the Premodern Era
--The Interpretation of the Bible: From the Nineteenth to the Mid-twentieth Centuries
--Contemporary Methods of Biblical study
--The Geography of the Bible

Cultural Contexts
--The Ancient Near East
--The Persian and Hellenistic Periods
--The Roman Period

Tables
--Timeline
--Chronological Table of Rules
--Weights and Measures
--Calendar
--Parallel Texts

Translations of Ancient Texts
Glossary
Index to the Study Materials
Concordance
Color Maps

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

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    Outstanding Resource.

    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.

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  • Posted July 2, 2009

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    My Favorite Study Bible

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

    Recommend in hardcover

    I forgot to check to see if this was in hardcover before I made the transaction. It is large and heavy and somewhat difficult to handle in paperback, but other than that I love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Contains grotesque adult content, incl. genocide, rape, slavery,

    Contains grotesque adult content, incl. genocide, rape, slavery, torture, and child abuse... Many of these atrocious acts are commandeered by authority figures. I reccomend reading this entire book, BEFORE deciding to share it with anyone.

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

    Watch out - this book does not have the Apocrypha

    I just received the book and it matches the writen product description that does not include Apocrypha. The picture is a graphic misrepresentation of the product being sold here.

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