This Gold Medallion award-winning Bible includes easy-to-use study features for
inquiring students. Developed by best-selling authors Phillip Yancey and Tim
Stafford, The Student Bible is designed to encourage regular and fulfilling
Bible reading, introduce each book and clarify its message, and help readers
locate desired passages early and quickly. Three unique features make The
Student Bible an edition of God’s Word that you can and will read regularly.
1. The 2-Track reading program lets you choose from 2-week, 6-month, and 3-year
plans that allow you to reach your personal Bible reading goals at your own
2. Introductions to each book, plus in-text Insights and Highlights, explain
difficult verses, point out important facts, and encourage reflection. Character
Profiles introduce you to “100 People You Should Know.”
3. The “Where to Find It” reference section contains a quick-reference list for
locating the Bible’s best-known events, a complete Subject Guide pointing you to
topics of interest, and other helpful study tools.
This edition contains the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV).
About the NRSV
The NRSV first appeared in 1989 and has received the widest acclaim
and broadest support from academics and church leaders of any modern English
translation. It is the only Bible translation that is as widely ecumenical:
- The ecumenical NRSV Bible Translation Committee consists of thirty
men and women who are among the top scholars in America today. They come from
Protestant denominations, the Roman Catholic church, and the Greek Orthodox
Church. The committee also includes a Jewish scholar.
- The RSV was the only major translation in English that included
both the standard Protestant canon and the books that are traditionally used
by Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christians (the so-called “Apocryphal” or “Deuterocanonical”
books). Standing in this tradition, the NRSV is available in three
ecumenical formats: a standard edition with or without the Apocrypha, a
Roman Catholic Edition, which has the so-called “Apocryphal” or “Deuterocanonical”
books in the Roman Catholic canonical order, and The Common Bible,
which includes all books that belong to the Protestant, Roman Catholic, and
- The NRSV stands out among the many translations available today as
the Bible translation that is the most widely “authorized” by the churches. It
received the endorsement of thirty-three Protestant churches. It received the
imprimatur of the American and Canadian Conferences of Catholic bishops. And
it received the blessing of a leader of the Greek Orthodox Church.
The NRSV is truly a Bible for all Christians!
Rooted in the past, but right for today, the NRSV continues the
tradition of William Tyndale, the King James Version, the American
Standard Version, and the Revised Standard Version. Equally
important, it sets a new standard for the 21st
Century. The NRSV stands out among the many translations because it is
“as literal as possible” in adhering to the ancient texts and only “as free as
necessary” to make the meaning clear in graceful, understandable English. It
draws on newly available sources that increase our understanding of many
previously obscure biblical passages. These sources include new-found
manuscripts, the Dead Sea Scrolls, other texts, inscriptions, and archaeological
finds from the ancient Near East, and new understandings of Greek and Hebrew
Improvements over the RSV are of four different kinds:
- updating the language of the RSV, by replacing archaic forms of
speech addressed to God (Thee, Thou, wast, dost, etc.), and by replacing words
whose meaning has changed significantly since the RSV translation (for
example, Paul’s statement in 2 Corinthians 11.25 that he was “stoned” once)
- making the translation more accurate,
- helping it to be more easily understood, especially when it is read out
- making it clear where the original texts intend to include all humans,
male and female, and where they intend to refer only to the male or female
If accuracy and clarity are important to you, the New Revised Standard
Version should be your next Bible!
NRSV – Student Bible – Hard Copy
Notes: By Philip Yancey and Tim Stafford
Multi Colored Hard Cover
9-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ x
New Revised Standard
Version (NRSV) Without Apocrypha
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