Among the best Bibles for reading, study or meditation
The New Oxford Annotated Bible is one of the best
available. It features introductory essays by world class scholars; excellent
footnotes and maps. Whether you are reading alone or joining a study group, you'll
be amazed how much this volume helps. The team that put this Bible together is
first rate and this edition is the standard for biblical scholars. The text is
that of the New Revised Standard Version which is the gold standard among translations.
I use it every day. A good overall introduction by Bruce Metzger places this translation
in perspective and summarizes as follow:
This new version seeks
to preserve all that is best in the English Bible as it has been known and used
through the years. It is intended for use in public reading and congregational
worship, as well as in private study, instruction, and meditation. We have resisted
the temptation to introduce terms and phrases that merely reflect current moods,
and have tried to put the message of the Scriptures in simple, enduring words
and expressions that are worthy to stand in the great tradition of the King James
Bible and its predecessors.
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and author of Faith, Science and the Future, published in 1994 by CrossCurrents Press. He is also the author of God and Science (John Knox / Westminster, 1986) which he is now rewriting to incorporate more recent developments in the conversation taking place between scientists and theologians. He has also written widely for such publications as The New York Times, The Nation, Commonweal, The Christian Century and others.