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Catholic Study Bible Leader's Guide

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This handy booklet helps readers get the most out of using their Catholic Study Bible.
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9780195283938
Publication Date: 
1990-11-30
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Catholic Study Bible, 3rd ed.

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This landmark resource, the first fully-based on the authoritative NABRE translation, contains the trustworthy study notes, expanded essays, and informational sidebars which have guided and informed students and general readers for 25 years. In this new edition, one-third of the Reading Guide materials are new, and all of the other Guides have been reviewed and revised by their original authors.
The extensive Reading Guide, the focal point of this volume, leads the reader through the Scriptures, book by book. References and background information are clearly laid out to guide the reader to a fuller understanding of the Bible. New to this edition is a more extensive treatment of the biblical background, including history and archeology.
Other outstanding features include: a 15-page glossary of special terms and complete Sunday and weekday lectionary readings for the liturgical years of the Church. Thirty-two beautiful pages of full-color Oxford Bible Maps come with a place-name index for easy reference.
Perfect for both higher education and clergy, Bible study and general readers, The Catholic Study Bible is an essential resource for both experienced students and first-time readers.
The New American Bible Revised Edition:
The New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) brings to culmination the work of nearly 100 scholars, including translators, editors, and a subcommittee of Catholic bishops who provided extensive review of the biblical text over a period of many years. The NABRE is the first major amendment to the New American Bible translation since 1991. It features:
*The first update of the Old Testament since 1970, taking into account recent archaeological and textual discoveries.
*Complete revision of the Psalter.
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9780190267230
Publication Date: 
2016-03-01

CONTEMPORARY PARALLEL NEW TESTAMENT

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This volume features the texts of eight translations of the New Testament which are highly regarded in the evangelical community today. With the exception of the classic King James Version, all of these translations have been published in recent years by groups with a strong evangelical outlook. The Contemporary Parallel New Testament provides readers with a valuable reference tool which makes it easy to compare these texts at a glance. This enables one to understand how certain terms or phrases have been translated by scholars in a variety of ways. Therefore, this resource will help make the New Testament accessible to readers new to its text. The fact that this edition is the first to feature both the New International Version and the New King James Version makes it especially noteworthy.
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9780195281361
Publication Date: 
1997-12-31

CONTEMPORARY TORAH

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Offers readers new perspectives on the role gender plays in Bible translation


This adaptation of the JPS translation of the Torah (1962) will appeal to readers who are interested in a historically based picture of social gender roles in the Bible as well as those who have become accustomed to gender-sensitive English in other aspects of their lives.


Many contemporary Bible scholars contend that the Bible's original audience understood that the references to God as male simply reflected gendered social roles at the time. However, evidence for this implicit assumption is ambiguous. Accordingly, in preparing this new edition, the editors sought language that was more sensitive to gender nuances, to reflect more accurately the perceptions of the original Bible readers.


In places where the ancient audience probably would not have construed gender as pertinent to the text's plain sense, the editors changed words into gender-neutral terms; where gender was probably understood to be at stake, they left the text as originally translated, or even introduced gendered language where none existed before. They made these changes regardless of whether words referred to God, angels, or human beings.


For example, the phrase originally translated in the 1962 JPS Torah as "every man as he pleases" has been rendered here "each of us as we please" (Deut. 12:8). Similarly, "man and beast" now reads "human and beast" (Exod. 8:14), since the Hebrew word adam is meant to refer to all human beings, not only to males. Conversely, the phrase "the persons enrolled" has been changed to "the men enrolled" (Num. 26:7), to reflect the fact that only men were counted in census-taking at this time.


In most cases, references to God are rendered in gender neutral language. A special case in point: the unpro-nounceable four-letter name for the Divine, the Tetragammaton, is written in unvocalized Hebrew, conveying to the reader that the Name is something totally "other"--beyond our speech and understanding. Readers can choose to substitute for this unpronounceable Name any of the numerous divine names offered by Jewish tradition, as generations have before our time. In some instances, however, male imagery depicting God is preserved because it reflects ancient society's view of gender roles.


David Stein's preface provides an explanation of the methodology used, and a table delineates typical ways that God language is handled, with sample verses. Occasional notes applied to the Bible text explain how gender is treated; longer supplementary notes at the end of the volume comment on special topics related to this edition.


In preparing this work, the editors undertook a thorough and comprehensive analysis of the Torah's gender ascriptions. The result is a carefully rendered alternative to the traditional JPS translation.

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9780827607965
Publication Date: 
2006-08-01

Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

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Through a distinguished career of critical scholarship and translation, Robert Alter has equipped us to read the Hebrew Bible as a powerful, cohesive work of literature. In this landmark work, Alter's masterly translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive edition of The Five Books. Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Translation and the Koret Jewish Book Award for Translation, a Newsweek Top 15 Book, Los Angeles Times Favorite Book, and San Francisco Chronicle Best Book.
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9780393333930
Publication Date: 
2008-10-01
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Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

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This monumental new translation of the Hebrew Scriptures reveals the rhythm, nuances and stylistic devices particular to Hebrew. While all other English translations of the Bible attempt to render its language as if it had been written in English, this new translation reveals the full force of the Bible's original rhetoric and poetry.
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9780849952289
Publication Date: 
1995-12-31
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NAS Scofield Study Bible

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for the first time, accurate word-for-word contemporary text teams with the most complete and unified study system ever devised in this popular study Bible. (World)
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9780529066008
Publication Date: 
1988-10-31
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New Oxford Annotated Bible, 4th ed

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The premier study Bible used by scholars, pastors, undergraduate and graduate students, The New Oxford Annotated Bible offers a vast range of information, including extensive notes by experts in their fields; in-text maps, charts, and diagrams; supplementary essays on translation, biblical interpretation, cultural and historical background, and other general topics. Extensively revised--half of the material is brand new--featuring a new design to enhance readability, and brand-new color maps, the Annotated Fourth Edition adds to the established reputation of this essential biblical studies resource. Many new and revised maps, charts, and diagrams further clarify information found in the Scripture text. In addition, section introductions have been expanded and the book introductions present their information in a standard format so that students can find what they need to know. Of course, the Fourth Edition retains the features prized by students, including single column annotations at the foot of the pages, in-text charts, and maps, a page number-keyed index of all the study materials in the volume, and Oxford's renowned Bible maps. This timely edition maintains and extends the excellence the Annotated 's users have come to expect, bringing still more insights, information, and perspectives to bear upon the understanding of the biblical text. The renowned New Revised Standard Version Bible translation, the scholarly standard for study of the Bible Wholly revised, and greatly expanded book introductions and annotations. Annotations in a single column across the page bottom, paragraphed according to their boldface topical headings. In-text background essays on the major divisions of the biblical text. Essays on the history of the formation of the biblical canon for Jews and various Christian churches. More detailed explanations of the historical background of the text. More in-depth treatment of the history and varieties of biblic
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9780195289558
Publication Date: 
2010-03-19

NIV Wide Margin Bible

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wide margins over 1 inch on sides with some margin on center folds. column reference system. Concordance in back with some maps. All print is in black for easy reading.
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9780521152105

Parallel Apocrypha

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The Parallel Apocrypha is a multi-text version of the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books. It is intended for clergy of all denominations, students, academics, and interested lay readers. A comprehensive essay by Judith L. Kovacs on the content and character of the Apocrypha enhances this unique volume, as do six introductory essays on the role of the Apocrypha in Judaism and several Christian traditions.
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9780195284447
Publication Date: 
1996-12-31

PROPHETS

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This is a translation based on the Hebrew Masoretic text, as well as insights drawn from ancient and modern translations and commentaries, including the Septuagint, Targum, and medieval and modern sources. It offers extensive scholarly footnotes, a glossary, and a table of scriptural readings. Includes Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings; the three major prophets, Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel; and the twelve minor prophets. An English-only edition.
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9780827600966
Publication Date: 
1995-11-30

Study Quran: A New Translation and Commentary (Leather)

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Available in a stunning leather-bound edition, an accessible and accurate translation of the Quran that offers a rigorous analysis of its theological, metaphysical, historical, and geographical teachings and backgrounds, and includes extensive study notes, special introductions by experts in the field, and is edited by a top modern Islamic scholar, respected in both the West and the Islamic world.

Drawn from a wide range of traditional Islamic commentaries, including Sunni and Shia sources, and from legal, theological, and mystical texts, The Study Quran conveys the enduring spiritual power of the Quran and offers a thorough scholarly understanding of this holy text.

Beautifully packaged with a rich, attractive two-color layout, this magnificent volume includes essays by 15 contributors, maps, useful notes and annotations in an easy-to-read two-column format, a timeline of historical events, and helpful indices. With The Study Quran, both scholars and lay readers can explore the deeper spiritual meaning of the Quran, examine the grammar of difficult sections, and explore legal and ritual teachings, ethics, theology, sacred history, and the importance of various passages in Muslim life.

With an introduction by its general editor, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, here is a nearly 2,000-page, continuous discussion of the entire Quran that provides a comprehensive picture of how this sacred work has been read by Muslims for over 1,400 years.

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9780061125881
Publication Date: 
2015-11-17
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Tanakh Hebrew Study Bible

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Regarded throughout the English-speaking world as the standard English translation of the Holy Scriptures, the "Tanakh" has been acclaimed by scholars, rabbis, lay leaders, Jews, and Christians alike. This translation (1985) represents more than a quarter of a century of intense collaboration between rabbis and scholars from the Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform streams of Judaism working side by side with scholars in the Semitic languages and biblical studies. The translators consulted the most ancient texts and the most modern commentaries in undertaking the awesome responsibility of preparing a text that would become a standard for the community. The Torah, Prophets (Nevi'im), and Writings (Kethuvim) are here in a single volume, incorporating the latest revisions.
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9780827602526
Publication Date: 
1985-10-31

Visual History of the English Bible:

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With a full color layout and over one hundred illustrations, "A Visual History of the English Bible" covers the fascinating journey of the Bible from the pulpit to the people. Renowned biblical scholar Donald L. Brake invites readers to explore the process of transformation from medieval manuscripts to the contemporary translations of our day. Along the way, readers will meet many heroes of the faith--men and women who preserved and published the Scriptures, often at risk of their own lives.
From Wycliffe and Tyndale to King Henry VIII and the Geneva Bible, from the Bishop's Bible and the King James Version to the American Revolution and the Civil War, this tumultuous tale is history come alive. This book is perfect for history buffs, bibliophiles, and anyone interested in the colorful account of the world's most popular book.
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9780801013164
Publication Date: 
2008-09-01
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