The Updated NRSV

The Updated NRSV

The Updated NRSV 1000 667 Andrew Hicks

There is a new update to the widely acclaimed New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) coming out soon. The digital version is due to be available by Christmas of this year. The print version is due to release by May 1, 2022.

If you know me personally, you know that this is my preferred Bible translation. It is widely held to be the academic standard English translation. It is intentionally ecumenical and includes a translation of the OT apocrypha. It is the basis for some of the most acclaimed and respected study Bibles: The Harper Collins Study Bible, The Oxford Annotated Study Bible, the New Interpreter’s Study Bible, and the Baylor Annotated Study Bible. The original philosophy of the NRSV translation was to be “as literal as possible, but as free as necessary.” The original had a lot of great features. So I am naturally excited about the new updated edition. It is a collaboration between the National Council of Churches and the Society of Biblical Literature.

The Friendship Press website says this about the update:

Elegantly rendered, the NRSV Updated Edition is intended to be as literal as possible to make the meaning of scripture as clear to the most dedicated biblical scholar as it is to the lay reader.
This new NRSV edition is the most extensively updated English-language Bible translation available on the worldwide market to date.

It is kind of a big deal (for a Bible Nerd)!!!!


  • Pre-order the digital version here.
  • Read the preview selection here.

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