New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), thumb-indexed / Edition 3by Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: 03/28/2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Students, professors and general readers alike have relied upon the Oxford Annotated Bible for essential scholarship and guidance to the world of the Bible for four decades. Now a new editorial board and team of contributors have completely updated this classic work. The result is a volume which maintains and extends the excellence the Annotated's/em>… See more details below
Students, professors and general readers alike have relied upon the Oxford Annotated Bible for essential scholarship and guidance to the world of the Bible for four decades. Now a new editorial board and team of contributors have completely updated this classic work. The result is a volume which maintains and extends the excellence the Annotated's users have come to expect, bringing new insights, information, and approaches to bear upon the understanding of the text of the Bible.
The new edition includes a full index to all of the study material (not just to the annotations), and one that is keyed to page numbers, not to citations. And, to make certain points in the text clearer for the reader, there are approximately 40 in-text, line drawing maps and diagrams.
With the best of the Annotated's traditional strengths, and the augmentation of new information and new approaches represented in current scholarship, the Third Edition will continue to serve as the reader's and student's constant resource.
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Bruce Metzger did a very fine job with both the Revised Standard Version of this Oxford Annotated edition in 1946-52 and when the New Revised Standard was introduced back in 1990. But the new editor Michael Coogan does an excellent job of expanding the annotations, adding more technical notes, and explaining some of the most perplexing verses in the latest [3rd] edition of this translation from Oxford. The scholars at Oxford manage not only provide an unbiased account of the New Testament, but now rely heavily on Hebrew scholars for commentary and reference in the Old Testament and Apocrypha, thus bringing meaningful new textual insights and research depth to modern students/scholars of the Bible. This edition provides critical commentary and explanatory notes not only for most verses but cross-references material throughout the volume, leaving no part uncovered or unexplained. The advantage is that one saves money by fully exploring this Oxford annotated Bible first. Thus, this is a Bible for the serious Biblical student/scholar, not for the casual reader. And if you want deeper historical context, further cross-referencing, consider purchasing the Oxford Bible Commentary (ISBN 0198755007) along with it.