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New Revised Standard Version
There are three editions of the NRSV:
- the NRSV standard edition, containing the Old and New Testaments alone;
- the NRSV with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books in addition to the Old and New Testaments;
- the NRSV Catholic Edition containing the Old Testament books in the order of the Vulgate.
Although the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Vatican approve only the New American Bible for liturgical use, the NRSV is used in the American edition of the Catechism. Several versions of the Bible, including the NRSV, carry an imprimatur.
The NRSV was translated by the Division of Christian Education (now Bible Translation and Utilization) of the National Council of Churches, an ecumenical Christian group. There has also been Jewish representation in the group responsible for the Old Testament.
The revisions made to the RSV include: more accurate translations due to newly found manuscripts, modernizing archaic English (such as "thee" and "thou"), and the use of gender-inclusive language, which has been criticized by some conservative Christians. For example, where Paul says "Brothers" in the original Greek (adelphoi), the NRSV says "Brothers and sisters."
- The Harper Study Bible (1991, ISBN 0310902037)
- The HarperCollins Study Bible with Apocrypha (1997, ISBN 0060655275)
- The Spiritual Formation Bible (1999, ISBN 0310900891)
- The Access Bible with Apocrypha (1999, ISBN 0195282175)
- The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha, 3rd edition (2001, ISBN 019528478X)
- The New Interpreter's Study Bible with Apocrypha (2003, ISBN 0687278325)
- The Renovare Spiritual Formation Bible with Apocrypha (2005, ISBN 0060671084)
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