NRSV, Standard Bible, Hardcover, Black: The Bible for Everyone: Trusted, Accurate, Readable
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The NRSV Standard Bible utilizes a unique blend of text formats that are designed for ease of reading and greater reading comprehension of the various literary forms embodied in the scriptures. This Bible features a single column format in the prose sections and double columns in the poetic sections (Psalms, Proverbs, wisdom books, and Minor Prophets).
The New Revised Standard Version is the 'standard' translation used by mainline Protestant churches, Orthodox churches, and by many Catholics. The NRSV debuted in 1989 and is owned by the National Council of Churches, which is the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States representing thirty-five denominations with forty-five million members in more than 100,000 churches across the country.
The New Revised Standard Version is recognized in scholarly circles as the most accurate translation into English of the original Hebrew and Greek texts. In the tradition of its predecessors, the King James Version and the Revised Standard Version, the NRSV was designed to be the 'standard' version for English-speaking people across all denominations, which in many ways it has become. None of the new, more sectarian translations have approached its standards of elegance and accuracy.
- The text of the New Revised Standard Version (Protestant canon), vetted by an ecumenical pool of Christian academics and renowned for its beautiful balance of scholarship and readability
- Sewn binding for increased durability, allowing the Bible to lay flat
- European Bible paper to maximize readability
- Concordance for finding key verses
- Single column format in prose and double column format in poetry sections
- Satin ribbon marker
- 10.5-point type size
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