“It leaves you to think and read for yourself.” Religious studies professor Timothy Beal recommends the New Oxford Annotated Bible as a good version to read if you’re studying the Bible.
“Chapters 7 to 12 of the Book of Daniel constitute, in my opinion, the first genuinely global history ever written.”
Felipe Fernández-Armesto, Historian
“I teach biblical studies at a secular university and I use this version a lot. It’s the standard critical edition for academic study, but many people use it for personal reasons. It uses the New Revised Standard Version translation, which I think is among the best.”
Versions of the Bible
Timothy Beal, Theologians & Historians of Religion
“Feed the hungry is a central command of all religions great and small. But the question is, if that’s the case, and it is, how have we come into the 21st century with one billion chronically hungry people?”
Roger Thurow, Foreign Correspondent
“My father was a Korean Baptist Minister. When I was a child we did Bible study every day. I think people use the Bible for their own political agenda but the true message is one of hope.”
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Dan Choi, Nonprofit Leaders & Activist
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