NASB Giant Print Reference Bible
Being that this bible is an NASB (New American Standard Bible), it is one of the most accurate versions out there. The vocabulary, grammar and sentences have been updated to make it more accessible to modern readers. This version has a high-quality imitation leather cover, gold page edges and exterior printing. It features a concordance, 8 full-color maps, book introductions and over 13,000 end of verse references based on the keywords and themes in the passages. The words of Christ are highlighted in red. The two-column format makes for more digestible reading.
Readers of this bible say that the high-quality construction of the book will make it last for several years. Its large print makes the text extremely readable. The bottom of the page references make it easy to understand any difficult words or passages. They say the text is very accurate. They like the gold gilded pages and high-quality leather cover. They also enjoy the extra features such as the color maps, book introductions and the words of Christ written in red. Those that had anything negative to say noted that the book was a bit heavy.
- Black Soft Leathertex Cover High Quality Imitation Leather
- Gold page edges and exterior printing
- Updated NASB – today’s most popular word for word translation
- 8 full-color maps
- Book Introductions
- Over 13,000 end of verse references based on key words and themes
- Words spoken by Christ in red
- Self-help verses
- Presentation Page
- 6 Page Family Records section
- Two Column Text
- Trim Size of Paper: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 1 3/4
- Font Point Size: 14
- ISBN (10): 1581351070
- ISBN (13): 9781581351071
Since its completion in 1971, the New American Standard Bible has been widely acclaimed as “the most literally accurate translation” from the original languages. Millions of people, students, scholars, pastors, missionaries, and laypersons alike, have trusted the NASB, learning from it and applying it to the challenges of their daily lives.
With the NASB, anyone can discover what the original text really says, word for word, because it is considered the most literal translation of the Bible in the English language, consistently following the oldest and best manuscripts. The NASB update continues this commitment to accuracy, while increasing clarity and readability. Vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure have been carefully updated for greater understanding and smoother reading.
The updated NASB remains the most literally accurate Bible in the English language. The smoother reading NASB update refines the differences in style between the ancient languages and current English. In the process, Old English “thees,” “thys,”and “thous,” archaic vocabulary, and sentences beginning with “And” have been updated for better English, while verses with difficult word order were restructured. In addition, parallel passages have been compared and reviewed and verbs that have a wide range of meaning have been updated to better account for their use in the context. Proper names or titles have been used in place of pronouns only when the context made it clear who the person was. Punctuation and paragraphing have been formatted to fit today’s standards.
Also, the notes about ancient manuscripts, which have appeared in most editions of the NASB, have been reviewed and, in many cases, feature new and more specific interesting facts. Instead of telling the reader what to think, the NASB update provides the most precise translation with which to conduct a personal journey through the Word of God.