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The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha

New Revised Standard Version

Fifth Edition

General editor: Michael Coogan, Edited by Marc Brettler, Carol Newsom, and Pheme Perkins

Publication Date - 01 April 2018

ISBN: 9780190276089

2416 pages
6 9/16 x 9 inches

In Stock

Thoroughly revised and substantially updated


For over 50 years students, professors, clergy, and general readers have relied on The New Oxford Annotated Bible as an unparalleled authority in Study Bibles. This fifth edition of the Annotated remains the best way to study and understand the Bible at home or in the classroom. This thoroughly revised and substantially updated edition contains the best scholarship informed by recent discoveries and anchored in the solid Study Bible tradition.

· Introductions and extensive annotations for each book by acknowledged experts in the field provide context and guidance.
· Introductory essays on major groups of biblical writings - Pentateuch, Prophets, Gospels, and other sections - give readers an overview that guides more intensive study.
· General essays on history, translation matters, different canons in use today, and issues of daily life in biblical times inform the reader of important aspects of biblical study.
· Maps and diagrams within the text contextualize where events took place and how to understand them.
· Color maps give readers the geographical orientation they need for understanding historical accounts throughout the Bible.
· Timelines, parallel texts, weights and measures, calendars, and other helpful tables help navigate the biblical world.
· An extensive glossary of technical terms demystifies the language of biblical scholarship.
· An index to the study materials eases the way to the quick location of information.

The New Oxford Annotated Bible, with twenty new essays and introductions and others--as well as annotations--fully revised, offers the reader flexibility for any learning style. Beginning with a specific passage or a significant concept, finding information for meditation, sermon preparation, or academic study is straightforward and intuitive.

A volume that users will want to keep for continued reference, The New Oxford Annotated Bible continues the Oxford University Press tradition of providing excellence in scholarship for the general reader. Generations of users attest to its status as the best one-volume Bible reference tool for any home, library, or classroom.

New to this Edition

  • Twenty new essays and introductions, including new essays on Time/Calendar and Languages of the Bible
  • Fully revised and updated annotations to reflect the latest biblical scholarship


  • Introductions and extensive annotations for each biblical book
  • Informative essays on essential topics for biblical study
  • Color maps, timelines, glossary, and an index to study materials
  • Includes the Apocrypha

About the Author(s)

Michael Coogan is Lecturer on Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Harvard Divinity School and Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum. He has also taught at Harvard University, Boston College, Wellesley College, Fordham University, and the University of Waterloo (Ontario), and has participated in and directed archaeological excavations in Israel, Jordan, Cyprus, and Egypt. He is the author of Old Testament text books and The Old Testament: A Very Short Introduction.

Marc Z. Brettler is Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor in Judaic Studies at Duke University.

Carol Newsom is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Pheme Perkins is Professor of Theology at Boston College.


"In sum, the assiduous reader will find here an invaluable library of biblical text and diverse scholarship." -- Philip S. Johnston, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament

"...a huge wealth of material in a single volumeâ.the assiduous reader will find here an invaluable library of biblical text and diverse scholarship." -- Philip S. Johnston, JSOT

Table of Contents

    Introduction to the Pentateuch: Marc Z. Brettler
    Introductions and Annotations
    Genesis: David Carr
    Exodus: Carol Meyers
    Leviticus: Jeffrey Stackert
    Numbers: Thomas B. Dozeman
    Deuteronomy: Bernard M. Levinson

    Introduction to the Historical Books: Marc Z. Brettler
    Introductions and Annotations
    Joshua: K. Lawson Younger, Jr.
    Judges: Gregory Mobley
    Ruth: Yair Zakovitch
    1, 2 Samuel: Steven L. McKenzie
    1, 2 Kings: Thomas Römer
    1, 2 Chronicles: Gary N. Knoppers
    Ezra, Nehemiah: Tamara Cohn Eskenazi
    Esther: Mary Joan Winn Leith

    Introduction to the Poetical and Wisdom Books: Marc Z. Brettler
    Introductions and Annotations
    Job: David J. A. Clines
    Psalms: Richard J. Clifford
    Proverbs: Christine Roy Yoder
    Ecclesiastes: Davis Hankins and Brennan W. Breed
    Song of Solomon: J. Cheryl Exum

    Introduction to the Prophetic Books: Julia M. O'Brien
    Isaiah: Marvin A. Sweeney
    Jeremiah: Louis Stulman
    Lamentations: Adele Berlin
    Ezekiel: Stephen L. Cook
    Daniel: Amy C. Merrill Willis
    Hosea, Amos, Micah: Gregory Mobley
    Joel, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi: David L. Petersen
    Obadiah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah: Julia M. O'Brien
    Jonah: Yair Zakovitch

    Introduction to the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books: Carol A. Newsom
    Introductions and Annotations
    Tobit: Amy-Jill Levine
    Judith: Lawrence M. Wills
    Esther (Greek): Mary Joan Winn Leith
    Wisdom of Solomon: Michael Kolarcik
    Sirach: Benjamin G. Wright
    Baruch, Letter of Jeremiah: Matthew Goff
    Add Daniel (Azariah, Song of Three, Susanna, Bel): Amy C. Merrill Willis
    1 Maccabees: John R. Bartlett
    2 Maccabees: Daniel R. Schwartz
    1 Esdras: Tamara Cohn Eskenazi
    Prayer of Manasseh: David Lambert
    Psalm 151: Judith H. Newman
    3 Maccabees: John J. Collins
    2 Esdras: Theodore A. Bergren
    4 Maccabees: David A. de Silva

    Introduction to the Gospels: Pheme Perkins
    Introductions and Annotations
    Matthew: J. R. C. Cousland
    Mark: Suzanne Watts Henderson
    Luke: Marion L. Soards
    John: Colleen Conway
    Acts: Christopher R. Matthews

    Introduction to Letters/Epistles in the New Testament: Pheme Perkins
    Introductions and Annotations
    Romans: Ann Jervis
    1 Corinthians: Laurence L. Welborn
    2 Corinthians: Alexandra R. Brown
    Galatians: Emma Wasserman
    Ephesians, Colossians: Jennifer K. Berenson
    Philippians: Carolyn Osiek
    1,2 Thessalonians: Richard S. Ascough
    The Pastoral Epistles, 1,2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon: Margaret M. Mitchell
    Hebrews: David A. de Silva
    James: Timothy B. Cargal
    1 Peter: M. Eugene Boring
    2 Peter, Jude: Terrance Callan
    1,2,3 John: Pheme Perkins
    Revelation: Jean-Pierre Ruiz

    General Essays, Tables, Glossary, Index

    General Essays
    The Canons of the Bible: Marc Z. Brettler and Pheme Perkins
    Textual Criticism: Michael D. Coogan and Pheme Perkins
    The Languages of the Bible: Sidnie White Crawford
    Translation of the Bible into English: Michael D. Coogan and Pheme Perkins

    The Hebrew Bible's Interpretation of Itself: Marc Z. Brettler
    The New Testament Interprets the Jewish Scriptures: Pheme Perkins
    Jewish Interpretation in the Premodern Era: Marc Z. Brettler
    Christian Interpretation in the Premodern Era: Carol A. Newsom
    The Interpretation of the Bible: From the Nineteenth to the Mid-Twentieth Centuries: Michael D. Coogan
    Contemporary Methods in Biblical Study: Carol A. Newsom
    The Geography of the Bible: Michael D. Coogan

    Cultural Contexts
    The Ancient Near East: Michael D. Coogan
    The Persian and Hellenistic Periods: Carol A. Newsom
    The Roman Period: Pheme Perkins
    Chronological Table of Rulers
    Weights and Measures
    Time [includes Calendar]
    Parallel Texts [now including parallels from the Gospel of John]

    Translations of Ancient Texts
    Index to the Study Materials