. The rewned New Revised Standard Version Bible translation, the scholarly standard for study of the Bible
. Wholly revised, and greatly expanded book introductions and antations.
. Antations in a single column across the page bottom, paragraphed according to their boldface topical headings.
. In-text background essays on the major divisions of the biblical text.
. Essays on the history of the formation of the biblical can for Jews and various Christian churches.
. More detailed explanations of the historical background of the text.
. More in-depth treatment of the history and varieties of biblical criticism.
. A timeline of major events in the ancient Near East.
. A full index to all of the study materials, keyed to the page numbers on which they occur.
. A full glossary of scholarly and critical terms.
. 36-page section of full color New Oxford Bible Maps, approximately 40 in-text line drawing maps and diagrams.
Classic but t stodgy, up-to-date but t trendy, The New Oxford Antated Bible: 4th Edition is ready to serve new generations of students, teachers, and general readers.