The SBL Study Bible

The SBL Study Bible February 28, 2024

The SBL Study Bible features the NRSV. The Bible contains thousands of notes authored by scholars.

I spent time with this Bible to access it’s value.

The pros are that the NRSV is an interesting translation. One that has many positive moments. It contains the Apocryphal books, which are good to have as they provide interesting historical data.

The notes are easy to read, and some of the content boxes are helpful. In fact, I cited some of them in my upcoming book on New Testament reconstruction.

The cons are that the pages are very thin. And the scholarship seems to weigh heavy on NT scholars that date the New Testament epistles much later than many conservative evangelical scholars do. The notes, while plentiful, are very short, leaving out much information than say some other study Bibles include.

All in all, it’s a good study Bible to have on hand.

From the Publisher

The NRSV The SBL Study Bible is a reinvented edition of influential The HarperCollins Study Bible that has been repackaged with the NRSVue translation. Delivering the latest in academic biblical scholarship, this Bible also features hundreds of new articles, charts, and images explaining key words, concepts, people, historical events, and historical context.

Product Information

Title: NRSV The SBL Study Bible, hardcover
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 2400
Vendor: HarperOne
Publication Date: 2023
Dimensions: 9.5 X 6.5 (inches)
Weight: 3 pounds 6 ounces
ISBN: 0062969439
ISBN-13: 9780062969439
Thumb Index: No
Stock No: WW969439
Imprintable: No
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