NASB Ultrathin Reference Bible Black Genuine Leather
Type: Black Genuine Leather
Publisher: Foundation Publications Inc
ISBN: 1581350260 and 9781581350265
Trim Size: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ x 3/4″
Type size: 9
Presentation & family record pages
8 full-page color maps
Words spoken by Christ in red
Description: Discover the truth in the inspired Word of God by reading the New American Standard Bible. This updated edition continues the NASB’s commitment to accuracy while increasing clarity and readability. Its features include: words of Christ in red, center column references, concordance, eight full-page black and white maps, paragraph format, and presentation and family record pages. Black genuine leather.
The NASB Update
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.