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Oxford University Press NRSV New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha, 4th Edition, College Edition

The premier study Bible used by scholars, pastors, undergraduate and graduate students, The New Oxford Annotated Bible 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.

Features
  • 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
  • The Apocrypha
  • 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
  • 10-point type
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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Review 1 for NRSV New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha, 4th Edition, College Edition
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GREAT PRICE!!

Date:June 11, 2013
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Teresa M
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My son was looking to purchase this for a Bible class for college, and I told him I would check here too. So glad I did, even with postage it was much more reasonable than any other place we looked. THANKS CBD for providing this Bible at such a wonderful price!
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Review 2 for NRSV New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha, 4th Edition, College Edition
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One of the best kept Bible translation secrets.

Date:June 9, 2012
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Bryan Skoda
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In my opinion, the New Revised Standard Version is the rightful heir to the King James legacy passing through ASV, RSV, and now the 4th edition of the NRSV. Many evangelicals will not look at this because they may feel the editorial team is not conservative/fundamental enough (to their loss). It is a good marriage of traditional wording and phrasing yet dispensing with the overly archaic features of the KJV. It takes full advantage of modern textual resources including Dead Sea Scrolls. They also are careful to reveal Singular/Plural distinctions (in footnotes) which are lost by dispensing with the thee/thou's from the KJV. Occasionally, they go a little overboard on the gender inclusive thing, but most modern translations do also.
One of the reasons this translation flies under the radar is that the current version is not available on the internet in the various desktop, web, and mobile software products. Also, the various size and style offerings that most translations have are quite restricted for this one. Oxford is really your main choice with not allot of other (good) options. This Bible comes with translator notes and textual footnotes as well. They are typically on the liberal/scholarly side, but that also keeps much of the denominational bias out. Since the Apocrypha is included, it makes for a fairly heavy Bible and the associated thinner paper and somewhat smaller print, but the quality of the translation is worth it. The standard Oxford edition comes in paperback, hardcover, and bonded leather, etc. I have the paper back. It opens fairly flat considering the large number of pages.
If you're looking for state of the art paper, font, layout, cover, etc. you can do better with other translations. But if you want a readable, accurate, scholarly, quality translation of the Holy Bible that is one of the best representations of the original manuscripts available, you should give it a try. I own about 20 translations and I'm using this for my regular morning reader.
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Review 3 for NRSV New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha, 4th Edition, College Edition
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Non-denominal look at the bible

Date:April 5, 2011
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Zach Barfield
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Very easy to read. I especially like references to other contemporary works in the same time frame in the footnotes such as the works of Josephus. Would definately recommend this to anyone looking to further there study.
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