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New Oxford Annotated Bible

Augmented Third Edition with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books

Edited by Michael D. Coogan
Associate Editors: Marc Z. Brettler, Carol A. Newsom, and Pheme Perkins

For many, The New Oxford Annotated Bible needs no introduction. In one form or another, students, professors, and general readers alike have relied upon it for over 30 years as an established academic resource for scholarship and guidance in Bible study.

While expanding and updating the commentary and support materials of its predecessor, the Augmented Third Edition maintains and extends the standards that the Annotated's users have come to expect, bringing still more insights, information, and approaches to bear upon the understanding of the biblical text.

The Editors' Preface

Published by Oxford University Press, 2007.

The Scripture contained herein is from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible Copyright ©1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

The Oxford Study Bible

Revised English Bible with the Apocrypha

The Revised English Bible is an ecumenical translation that updates the New English Bible, and includes completely revised textual annotations.

The twenty-two chapter guide to the biblical world, written by noted biblical scholars from Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant backgrounds, includes enough information to fill a second book. Ranging from scholarship on the Dead Sea Scrolls to early Christian writings, Egyptian and Canaanite myths, familiar biblical themes such as prophecy, wisdom, and apocalyptic visions, and much more, these scholarly essays encompass the cultures that helped shape the evolution of the Bible, the general features of the Bible text, the character of the great Near-Eastern empires, and the social mores of Old and New Testament societies.

The Editors' Preface
Preface to the Revised English Bible

Published by Oxford University Press, 1992.

The Jewish Study Bible

Edited by Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi Brettler

The Jewish Study Bible presents the center of gravity of the Bible where Jews experience it--in Torah. It offers readers the fruits of various schools of Jewish traditions of biblical exegesis (rabbinic, medieval, mystical, etc.) with a wealth of ancillary materials from nearly forty scholarly contributors who apply the best in Bible scholarship to bring the ancient text to life.

The Jewish Publication Society, committee of biblical scholars and rabbis from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism movements, produced the modern TANAKH translation in 1985. Unlike other English versions based upon ancient works such as the Septuagint and Vulgate, which emend the Hebrew text, the TANAKH (an acronym formed from the Hebrew initials of the three sections into which the Hebrew Bible is traditionally divided: the Torah, Instruction; Nevi'im, Prophets; and Kethubim, Writings) is as faithful as possible to the original text.

Introduction: What Is “The Jewish Study Bible”?

Published by Oxford University Press, 2004.

The Catholic Study Bible, Second Edition

Edited by Donald Senior and John J. Collins

The Second Vatican Council's call for biblical renewal in every aspect of Catholic life revealed the need for a key to the Bible that supplements the text with modern scholarship and background information on the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the Bible. The Catholic Study Bible addresses this crucial need and is widely used by advanced students.

The Second Edition features completely revised study notes, new and expanded essays, and sidebars on special topics. The extensive Reading Guides remain at the heart of the ancillary materials and lead the reader through the Scriptures, book by book. Clear references in the biblical text point to specific locations in the Reading Guide, easing retrieval of important background information.

General Introduction

Published by Oxford University Press, 2006.

The Access Bible

New Revised Standard Version with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books

Edited by Gail R. O'Day and David Peterson

Designed to contain all the background information for readers from a wide spectrum of beliefs, The Access Bible is an ideal guide for readers who are new to the world of in-depth Bible study. The running commentary, special sidebars, and full-length essays allow users to directly engage with the biblical text. The combined support content explains difficult concepts, and provides valuable contextual information on the history, culture, religious practices, and beliefs of ancient peoples in the biblical world.

A Guide to the Features and Uses of the Access Bible

Published by Oxford University Press, 1999.

The Bible: Authorized King James Version with Apocrypha

Introduction and Notes by Robert Carroll and Stephen Prickett

In the wide-ranging Introduction and notes to each book of the most culturally influential version of the Bible in English, this Oxford World's Classics edition guides the reader through the labyrinth of literary, textual, and theological issues, using up-to-date scholarship to demonstrate how and why this Bible has affected the literature, art and general culture of the English-speaking world.

As they evaluate the latest biblical research, put it into context, and discuss centuries of critical opinion the editors take a non-sectarian, historical approach that makes this edition suitable for a wide range of readers.

Select Bibliography

Published by Oxford University Press, 1997.

Other Bible Texts

The Apocryphal Old Testament

Edited by H.F.D. Sparks

This collection of translations of the more important non-canonical Old Testament books—such as Jubilees, the Odes of Solomon, and the Apocalypse of Elijah—is edited with introductions and brief bibliographies. Edited with introductions and brief bibliographies, The Apocryphal Old Testament is suitable for general readers as well as for students.


Published by Oxford University Press, 1984.

The Apocryphal New Testament

Edited by J.K. Elliott

J.K. Elliott updates the earlier work of M.R. James and presents new translations of the most important or famous of the Christian apocrypha and a small sample of gnostic texts. Preceded by short introductions and bibliographies for readers who wish to pursue further research, each translation is in modern English, with full translations of the earliest texts, as well as some derivative apocrypha.


Published by Oxford University Press, 2005.

The Oxford Bible Commentary

Edited by John Barton and John Muddiman

This line-by-line critical commentary on the Bible, covers all the books that appear in the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). The authoritative, non-denominational commentary has been written by an international team of more than 70 leading scholars from various religious backgrounds, and incorporates the latest research. Examining each book of the Bible in exhaustive detail, the commentary takes a historical-critical approach, discussing the first audiences who would have encountered the scriptures, how a text came to be composed and the purposes of their authors.

The Commentary includes a general introduction, extensive introductions to both testaments and the Apocrypha, and briefer introductions to the particular books, plus an essay with commentary on important post-biblical Jewish and Christian literature. Each article concludes with a bibliography that points the reader toward the most important supplemental works in English, including major reference works, and other resources for further research.

Published by Oxford University Press, 2001.

Concise Concordance to New Revised Standard Version

Edited by John R. Kohlenberger

An invaluable quick-reference guide to this acclaimed modern language translation, the Concise Concordance to the NRSV contains over 300 pages of entries including citations on the most important key words in the NRSV Bible. This concordance also includes over 300 capsule biographies of significant biblical characters and an exhaustive index of over 600 of the most frequent phrases in the NRSV.

Published by Oxford University Press, 1993.

New American Bible Concise Concordance

Edited by John R. Kohlenberger

The New American Bible Concise Concordance is an A-Z word index to all 73 books of the NAB. Each entry shows the book, chapter, and verse location and supplies several words of the context in which each word is found.

The New American Bible is the standard translation for use in the Catholic Church in the United States, the first edition of the Catholic Scriptures in American English to have been translated from the original languages. The NAB is the translation that is publicly proclaimed in the Roman Catholic Mass, and appears in the missal.

Published by Oxford University Press, 2003.

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