The New Oxford Annotated Bible New Revised Standard Version

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Edition: 5th
Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2018-04-01
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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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 seventeen 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.

Author Biography

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.

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

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