The HarperCollins Study Bible has become the standard general reference for understanding the full meaning of this sacred book. This classic study Bible has now been completely revised and updated under the aegis of the Society of Biblical Literature—the preeminent academic association of the world's best biblical scholars.
Text of the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
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.
Every introduction, essay, map, illustration and explanatory note has been reviewed and updated, and new material added.
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.