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by Abingdon Press

The New Interpreter’s Study Bible, now available in paperback edition,the best of biblical scholarship to the service of the Church. In this time-honored study Bible, based on The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible with Apocrypha, sixty distinguished scholars have provided background and insight on the biblical text. Features of this valuable study Bible include extensive historical and theological annotations on the biblical text brief introductions outlines for each biblical book excursuses giving further background and insight regarding particular themes and passages nineteen newly commissioned maps detailing the biblical world at various historical periods

Available in the following formats:Hardcover (with dust jacket) #9780687278329Black Leather #9780687278312CD-ROM #9780687024964

Download Paperback ed. New Interpreter's Study Bible, NRSV: New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha epub
ISBN: 0687647339
ISBN13: 978-0687647330
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Author: Abingdon Press
Language: English
Publisher: Abingdon Press; Revised edition (May 1, 2008)
Pages: 2298 pages
ePUB size: 1822 kb
FB2 size: 1948 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 262
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I bought these specifically for the Disciple I Bible study that I led at our church. If you look at the continuum of study Bibles, from more application/evangelical to more liberal in scholarship, this one is definitely on the liberal end. For example, it acknowledges that authorship of some NT books is still unknown (the ESV acknowledges this as well but follows it by stating they believe in Pauline authorship, for example).

The study notes are pure study notes - there is little to no application guidance. As a whole the NRSV translation seems to have held up over time and is a nice readable translation.

The cover is hardback so this is not an "attractive" Bible that you'd want to lug around with you as it's also quite heavy. Margins are nice and able to make notes.

Overall, this is a great Bible for Disciple and a nice addition to any Christian library.
Ok so, I was so excited when someone told me about this bible I didn't consider the print! Yep the print has to be atleast a font 4. (smile) but really a font 2. The bible came in timely manner within the week. in excellent new condition. I iopen and poof can't read! so if there is a large print and you have challenges with reading small then I suggest to get large pribnt if they have it. I just simply didn't check. I can read with a magnifying glass. or under a bright light. Really good information though. This is just one of the many bibkes scholars use to teach from.
While I don't necessarily agree with everything presented in the study materials, I love that I am able to dive deeper into the Bible and its historicity/surrounding contexts as both a scholar and a layperson. This version was recommended to me by a PhD Bible scholar and it has not disappointed me!
Notes are Ideologically, theologically moderate. I bought this version in order to have a hard copy of the apocryphal and deutro- canonical books with notes.
I used this very effective study Bible in seminary and grew to like it very much. I have, just recently, given copies of this really good study bible to the confirmands that I confirmed last week. Hopefully, they will learn to use this book and enjoy the notes as much as I did.
Steeped in conservative Christian theology, I determined that i had to throw out the Bible..or find another way to view it. This is my attempt to do and am studying the book of Hebrews and the Minor prophets with this study Bible. It is interesting and refreshing to read while learning a new perspective. The maps are awesome, the commentary great and I am learning so much more! It is well worth the money!
The commentary is great. Lots of historical context with ample geographic, political and linguistic information. Smartens the reader up rather than dumbing things down.
I bought this Study Bible on CD-ROM because I do own the hardback copy, and wished to have it available on my laptop computer. As far as content, you get a couple of big bonuses. It not only has all of the study notes and articles found in the New Interpreter's Study Bible, but also all of the general articles found in the multi-volume New Interpreter's Bible as well as the complete multi-volume set of the Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible. This might be 10-20 pounds of books on one CD-ROM. What I like about the NISB and the accompanied resources is that what has been written is very scholarly, without being overly liberal or revisionist. The Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, although a predecessor to the New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible is still very usable and very helpful. Many of the articles were written by well known Biblical scholars.
Where the CD-ROM edition falls flat is in the software. It uses Folio Views which is not used much as a computer Bible Study program anymore. It would still be okay, except that you cannot load the data onto the computer, which means that you can only run the program and do your Bible study while running the CD. Even though the instructions in the booklet are clear and can get you up and running, some features of the program are inconvenient. For example when you click on a word with an IDB hyperlink, the article opens in a small window. There are no features to tile the window next to the Bible text window. In this small window mode, you cannot move back and forth between Bible and article. You also cannot highlight or annotate the article in this small window. So if you want to work with and IDB article fully, you need to close the small window and open the article up from the contents pane.
Bundling these resources together in an electronic format was a great idea, but I would have recommended that they be bundled in the Libronix/Logos format or the CROSS format that can be used on the Bible Explorer or WORDsearch programs. These are the most common applications used for both Bible and religious studies in this day and age, and work faster, smoother, and more intuitively.