The landmark general reference Bible that offers the full text of the New Revised Standard Version, now completely revised and updated by leading biblical scholars, including, new introductions and notes, diagrams, charts and maps––25% revised or new material.
After 10 years of new archeological discoveries and changes in biblical studies, it was time for an overhaul of this classic reference work.
With the guidance of the Society of Biblical Literature, an organization of the best biblical scholars world wide, we have selected Dean of Yale Divinity School, Harold Attridge, to oversee the Study Bible's updating and revision.
• The fundamental strengths of the first HCSB remain . . .
up–to–date introductions to the Biblical books, based on the latest critical scholarship, by leading experts in the field
concise notes, clearly explaining names, dates, places, obscure terms, and other difficulties in reading the Biblical text
careful analysis of the structure of Biblical books
abundant maps, tables, and charts to enable the reader to understand the context of the Bible, and to see the relationship among its parts.
• But, in this new revised edition . . .
Every introduction, essay, map, illustration and explanatory note has been reviewed and updated, and new material added. For instance,
There are newly commissioned introductory essays on
the archaeology of ancient Israel and the New Testament world,
the religion of ancient Israel,
the social and historical context of each book of the Bible, and
on Biblical interpretation
There are completely new introductions and notes for many of the books in the Bible, plus a full revision and updating of all others.
Of special interest are:
The literary history of the Pentateuch (those books between the Old and New Testament that Catholics include in their Bible)
More references to ancient non–Biblical sources which seem to parallel books in the Bible like the Gnostic gospels uncovered in Egypt or the famous scrolls found near the Dead Sea in Israel.
And, more comprehensive attention to the interrelationship of Old and New Testaments
Harold W. Attridge, Ph.D., is Dean of Yale University Divinity School and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament. He has published many scholarly contributions to New Testament exegesis and to the study of Hellenistic Judaism and the history of the early Church. He also has served as the president of the Society of Biblical Literature.
The Society of Biblical Literature is a nine-thousand-member international group of experts on the Bible and related fields.
The footnotes relating to specific verses, gives the reader a deeper understanding of the Scripture.
I had been searching for a good study bible for a while, and this came highly recommended from several people.
This will hide most, if not all, the printed text on the back and facing pages making it much easier to read.
Helpful for understanding the text, historical settings & perspectives given.Published 4 days ago by Penny Northcote
I purchased this book to use for my Inter-testament Period class at Amridge University! We only used the apocryphal books to find out what happened or gain an insight to the time... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Billy Williams
The Bible arrived in perfect condition, I was very pleased. Thank youPublished 15 days ago by Janice Keener
What a fantastic text. The inserts of information are very helpful for a scholarly reading of the Bible.Published 1 month ago by Hana