The NRSV Standard Bible utilizes a unique blend of formats that are designed for ease of reading and greater comprehension of the various literary forms embodied in the scriptures. They feature only a single column of text in the prose sections and double columns in the poetic sections (Psalms, Proverbs, wisdom books, minor prophets). Available in two Protestant editions, one including the Apocrypha, and a Roman Catholic edition, all three editions include:
Sewn bindings for increased durability, allowing our Bibles to lay flat for ease of use
Lightweight, opaque Bible paper for readability
Specially designed woodcut illustrations on the first page of each book of the Bible
A concordance to help the reader find familiar words and passages
A satin ribbon marker
The New Revised Standard Version is the "standard" translation used by mainline Protestant churches, Orthodox churches, and by many Catholics. The NRSV debuted in 1989 and is owned by the National Council of Churches, which is the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States representing thirty-five denominations with forty-five million members in more than 100,000 churches across the country. They have chosen HarperCollins to be the exclusive licensor of the translation for the world (nonexclusively in the UK).
The New Revised Standard Version is recognized in scholarly circles as the most accurate translation into English of the original Hebrew and Greek texts. In the tradition of its predecessors, the King James Version and the Revised Standard Version, the NRSV was designed to be the "standard" version for English-speaking people across all denominations, which in many ways it has become. None of the new, more sectarian translations have approached its standards of elegance and accuracy.
This unique one-column setting allows people to read the Bible as work of literature. Each book is introduced with an original wood-cut. Overall, this special easy-to-read setting makes the Bible a wonderful reading experience. It also includes a concordance index to help people find key passages.
This edition also includes the Apocrypha, the Jewish books recognized by the Catholic, Orthodox, and some Protestant denominations.
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