The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: An Ecumenical Study Bible, New Revised Standard Version

  • Title: The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha: An Ecumenical Study Bible, New Revised Standard Version
  • Author: Anonymous Bruce M. Metzger Roland Edmund Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780195283563
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha An Ecumenical Study Bible New Revised Standard Version The new Annotated is a complete revision of Oxford s classic study Bible and the first such resource to incorporate the full text of the acclaimed New Revised Standard Version Bible The features of t
    The new Annotated is a complete revision of Oxford s classic study Bible, and the first such resource to incorporate the full text of the acclaimed New Revised Standard Version Bible The features of this enhanced resource include expanded notes and essays compiled by top scholars, including seven new essays on major subdivisions, a new introductory essay by Bruce MetzgerThe new Annotated is a complete revision of Oxford s classic study Bible, and the first such resource to incorporate the full text of the acclaimed New Revised Standard Version Bible The features of this enhanced resource include expanded notes and essays compiled by top scholars, including seven new essays on major subdivisions, a new introductory essay by Bruce Metzger on how to use the new Annotated in reading and study, and a better organized book design Also included is a 36 page indexed map section featuring Oxford s world famous Bible maps The new Annotated is sensitive to inclusive language It is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, religious educators, and pastors for personal and group study The new Annotated is available in editions with and without the Apocrypha, and in fine leather bindings.

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    1. This book was terrible. The characters are two dimensional, the plot is all over the place and the author can't keep his story straight. Then halfway through they just introduce a new protagonist out of nowhere who dies within 4 chapters and they spend the rest of the book trying to work out what his deal was. Genesis and Numbers are a huge yawn fest, I'm not even sure what the lengthy genealogies and census information had to do with the fisherman because everybody dies in the end anyway. This [...]

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    2. Jesus. This is a rare instance where I wish I could give a book both a 1 star and 5 star rating; it was simultaneously one of the worst and best books I've ever read. It's confusing and repetitive and boring. It's also entertaining and informative and philosophical (Ecclesiastes stands out as a high point). I sincerely think it should be read by Westerners so they can better understand our culture. Reading even the first few chapters of Genesis you stumble over numerous phrases and images you'll [...]

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    3. الكتاب المقدس .او بالانجليزي the holy bible .للمسلمين : من يتبع هذا الكتاب يسمون "أهل الكتاب".أريد أن اوضح قبل أي شيء ؛ شيئا مهما غاب عن معظم المسلمين :- الكتاب المقدس ليس "الانجيل"أولا : ان الكتاب المقدس ينقسم الى قسمين : العهد القديم والعهد الجديد .العهد القديم يتألف من كتب التوراة الخ [...]

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    4. What did I NOT learn from this book?This is the version of the Bible that I now use, and of the Bibles I have owned, it is the most useful. There are a number of essays at the beginning and end of the book, color maps, timelines, and all sorts of other information. Each chapter of the Bible is preceded by an introduction, placing the writing in a historical context. There are extensive footnotes on every page, explaining unfamiliar words and concepts, citing other scriptures where the ideas in t [...]

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    5. This is by far my favorite translation, and it's filled with historical and linguistic footnotes. Large and unwieldy, sure, but this is an excellent reference for lay(wo)men and students alike.

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    6. "A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest." -- Paul SimonAnyway . . . This is what I like about The New Oxford Annotated Bible: 1. At the beginning of each book, you get a very detailed, literary, historical, and theological criticism. This is useful in understanding the context, which is imperative when reading The Bible appropriately. 2. The footnotes are incredible. It goes into explanation of word choices and translational issues. 3. Holds The Apocrypha, something I've never [...]

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    7. i skipped a few sections, but it was decent. lots of inconsistencies, continuity errors, etc. some nice poetry. would recommend to others who like scifi and fantasy.

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    8. What I learned? Too much to write here! Most of all I learned that I should have read this earlier!It's basic cultural literacy. So many phrases are part of our language but I never knew the source. So much wisdom. So much history. And I listened to the KJV on CD and parts are breathtakingly beautiful. I also learned, going straight through the old-new testaments, that they are so much alike it was sometimes hard to tell which one I was listening to. I think the New Testament was strongly influe [...]

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    9. No one should own a bible.If you must, use this one. It's rather well translated and the notes are excellent.A warning- keep out of the reach of children and the gullible.

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    10. February 2012 I set out to read the Bible in one year. I felt that I had probably read the whole thing, almost certainly the New Testament, but with-out the context or continuity. I added an extra 3 months to add the Apocrypha. I started out using the NIV and the King James. After a couple of months I added this edition of the NRSV, after a few more months I was reading this version exclusively. I even purchased a second copy so that I could keep one at work and one at home making it easier to k [...]

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    11. English Bible translations fall somewhere along a continuum between a woodenly literal rendition and a free, or liberal, style. An example of the former is the venerable King James Version with its flowery 17th-c. language, and the modern-sounding "The Message," as rendered by its translator, Eugene Peterson. The present work is an attempt to update the RSV. On the above-referenced continuum it falls between the KJV and the New International Version (NIV), the latter an attempt to strike a judic [...]

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    12. The best Bible on the market for students and those in need of a biblical reference source. Scholarly introductions, comprehensive annotation, and the addition of little known apocryphal material make this NRSV Bible a stellar choice among the crowded market of often sub-par biblical versions and translations.

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    13. Okay, this is the correct version of the New Testament. This one right here.

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    14. This is a review of The New Oxford Annotated Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version (amzn/2hnU7xL). As a Protestant, I do not accept these books as canonical, but I still found them enjoyable and insightful. If you're a Protestant and feel hesitant about reading the Apocrypha, take note of two things: (1) John Wycliffe included the Apocrypha in his translation of the Vulgate, though he noted in the Prologue to the OT that the apocryphal books are "without authority of belief." He rejected their [...]

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    15. I've collected and discarded countless study Bibles over the past twenty years, from topical, devotional Bibles like the Life Application to hardcore scholarly Bibles like the NOAB 2nd Edition, and almost everything in between. A few years ago, I settled on the Catholic NAB for its rigorous--and surprisingly fair--notes and commentary, and for its valuable apocrypha. That Bible, however, suffers from a very slack, lackluster translation. The 4th edition of the NOAB is, in my opinion, the very be [...]

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    16. Recommended for a class regarding Judaism and Christianity in their Formative Period, I knew this Oxford classic would be good reading once it was recommended by my [Atheist] Professor from Princeton! Haha.An excellent tool for any religious scholar, this tome (when not being used as a massive doorstop) includes everything a modern scholar could wish for: suggestions, charts and diagrams, essays, timelines, maps, numerous citations, etc. Loved the addition of the Apocrypha and the chapter/book i [...]

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    17. If I could have given this half a star I would have. On top of multiple historical inaccuracies most of what is written has been proven to have belonged to previously existing religious cultures such as the Norse, Druid, and Egyptian people. I must admit though, after reading it through the first time and vomiting, I went back the second time from a non-biased point of view and looked at it in a professional capacity and can easily see how it led to the bloodiest, most violent culture in human h [...]

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    18. Of all the versions of the Bible that I have read, I find this one the most helpful. I have read about 2/3 of this version with intense study of the Old Testament (EFM)and find the annotation extremely helpful. The more I learn about how the Bible was originally written and how changes and translations have been made over the decades, I find myself getting closer and closer to my understanding of truth. In particular, the references to original language are really revealing. Other versions of th [...]

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    19. The NRSV might be my new favorite translation. I also loved the background, at the beginning of each book, about authorship, naming, canonical status, structure, historical context, literary history and more! This is a great read from multiple angles. It is excellent literature, with a multitude of genres in an easy to read format. It is also, and in my opinion most importantly, the literary foundation of the Judeo-Christian faith.

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    20. I'll have to check this out for my next read through of the Bible. I've read multiple versions but do not believe I have ever made it through the NRSV, and of course I'm sure the notes will offer a different (and probably decisviely more liberal) perspective than the notes in most of the study Bibles I have read.

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    21. This is the version I advise my students to get and to use.The translation is, mostly, good. (Now and then I have a few quibbles, but no translation is going to be ultimately satisfying.) The notes are excellent, however, and set the texts in cultural contexts briefly but (again, usually) accurately. The editors are highly informed.

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    22. I prefer this translation politically, the James aesthetically, and the Geneva for literary history (i.e. to tie to Marlowe, Shakespeare, et al.).

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    23. The absolute best study Bible on the market. I purchased mine in 1998 for a college class on The Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). I just used it Sunday morning in class.

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    24. The 1991 version by Metzger and Murphy is the best addition of this book and the one we used at USC. The newer version has deleted apocryphal information that is important to the text.

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    25. God is Everywhere he is the reason whe are! i believe in the holy trinity,, and i want God to lead me on the road to everlasting life

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    26. Love this version. Finished New Testament and enjoyed many essays. Will continue to read and re-read over the years.

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    27. *Rated as an academic resource.

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    28. I always wanted to read the Bible from the first page of the Old Testament to the last page of The New Testament. It is a bucket list item for me. I wanted to read and understand why there is so much conflict over religion and educate myself on the life of Jesus. However, when I went to choose a Bible to read that was an OVERWHELMING task. I am Catholic, but I wanted to read a version of the Bible that was used by scholars as their study Bible. It took a couple of years to decide on The New Oxfo [...]

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    29. What to say in a review of the Bible? It is a profound experience to read the Bible -I did it as part of my Education for Ministry class. We read the Hebrew Bible in year one--2015 to 2016 school year--and the New Testament in Year 2--2016-17. We did not read the Apocrypha and it has taken me additional time for that. I am certain this will not be the end of my reading of this book. My goal in signing up for EfM was to read the entire Bible--and I did it. The class and the experience was so much [...]

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    30. Great resource for those interested in Christianity. Straightforward English translation that includes all canonical texts of Catholicism, Orthodoxy and Protestantism along with translation notes and explanations. The plethora of footnotes and additional essays lent historical context o each book and provide links to passages throughout the Bible.

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