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The HarperCollins Study Bible : New Revised Standard Version, with the… (1993)

by Wayne A. Meeks, Jouette M. Bassler

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Writing for the Committee which undertook the translations, Bruce Metzger explains in the Preface that "The Bible carries its full message...to all persons and communities who read it so that they may discern and understand what God is saying to them." This text is accompanied with Notes which are generally helpful, or at least interesting, in the study of the scripture.

For example, the chapter in Genesis 30 which explains the origins of the Ammonites and Moabites. The incest is described as an "unflattering episode". This is taken as "fitting recompense for Lot's carelessness about his daughters' welfare" in 19.8, and notes that "from Moab will eventually come Ruth, ancestor of King David" who in turn is the progenitor of Jesus. The story of Lot's daughters making Lot drunk so as to have sex with him also "recalls the drunkenness of Noah and resultant sexual indiscretion by one of his offspring in 9.18-27. The subsequent sons' names in the Septuagint are a play on the incest theme.

{The repeated eruption of incest may also reflect Egyptian influences. The same book otherwise commands that incest would have been a stoning offense. Drunkeness is an aggravating, not mitigating factor. Remarkably, for the Christians, the delineation of this lineage is supposed to provide some kind of legitimacy to the Messiah coming from the incestuous root of these drunken sots. For the Judaic tribes, it only adds to the confusion of exactly how they originated, and who is included in their number.}

This work does combine the multiple "bibles" of Judaic, eastern and western Christian traditions, including the apocrypha, and notes the differences between them. With indexed colored Map Plates.
  keylawk | Jan 21, 2013 |
This Bible is the required Bible for some of my freshman classes at college. I went all out and purchased the Leather version and it was the best investment I made during school. ( )
  cherryblossommj | Dec 14, 2009 |
This Bible is the required Bible for some of my freshman classes at college. I went all out and purchased the Leather version and it was the best investment I made during school. ( )
  cherryblossommj | Dec 14, 2009 |
I was required to get this Bible for one of my first religion classes in college. It's since become my go-to Bible for research. It has tons of great footnotes and includes historical information before each of the books. ( )
  megaden | Nov 3, 2009 |
An excellent Bible for Bible study whether alone or in groups. ( )
  auntieknickers | Jan 27, 2009 |
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The Bible is the most familiar book in the English-speaking world; certainly it is the one most often published and most widely owned.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060655275, Paperback)

In the tradition of excellence created by the SBL comes a study Bible for the 21st century. A revolutionary, in-depth, general reader reference Bible, The HarperCollins Study Bible offers the full text of the New Revised Standard Version, coupled with state-of-the-art notes by 60 leading experts on books of the Bible. Reflecting a diversity of scholarship without a religious agenda, this peerless reference work is presented in a lively form for a new generation of readers.

"[The] HarperCollins [Study Bible] emerges as by far the front-runner'the most nearly complete and up-to-date." --Christian Century

"This could well become the most widely used study Bible available." --Harvey Cox, The Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity, The Divinity School, Harvard University

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In the tradition of excellence created by the SBL comes a study Bible for the 21st century. A revolutionary, in-depth, general reader reference Bible, The HarperCollins Study Bible offers the full text of the New Revised Standard Version, coupled with state-of-the-art notes by 60 leading experts on books of the Bible. Reflecting a diversity of scholarship without a religious agenda, this peerless reference work is presented in a lively form for a new generation of readers. "[The] HarperCollins [Study Bible] emerges as by far the front-runner'the most nearly complete and up-to-date." --Christian Century "This could well become the most widely used study Bible available." --Harvey Cox, The Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity, The Divinity School, Harvard University

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