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The '''Orthodox Study Bible''' is a translation and annotation of the [[Bible]] currently in production by clergy and laity within the Orthodox Church.  The text of the New Testament & Psalms translation is currently the [[w:New King James Version|New King James Version]] accompanied by Orthodox viewpoint commentary. The Old Testament is being directly translated from the [[Septuagint]][http://www.lxx.org/] using the New King James Version as the template, and will be accompanied by Orthodox viewpoint commentary.
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The '''''Orthodox Study Bible''''' is a translation and annotation of the [[Bible]] currently in production by [[clergy]] and [[laity]] within the Orthodox Church.  The text of the [[New Testament]] and [[Psalms]] translation is currently the [[w:New King James Version|New King James Version]] accompanied by Orthodox viewpoint commentary. The [[Old Testament]] is being directly translated from the [[Septuagint]]{{ref|1}} using the New King James Version as the template, and will be accompanied by Orthodox viewpoint commentary.
  
The first version, containing the [[Psalm]]s and the [[New Testament]], was published in 1993 by [[w:Thomas Nelson (publisher)|Thomas Nelson]].  It is currently being published by Conciliar Press.
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The first version, containing the Psalms and the New Testament, was published in 1993 by [[w:Thomas Nelson (publisher)|Thomas Nelson]].  It is currently being published by [[Conciliar Press]].
  
The Old Testament has experienced some production delays. It was originally expected by Pascha (Easter) 2007, but now the Old and New Testaments have been further delayed until February of 2008.  The Old Testament edition will include a new translation of the Psalms by Dr. Donald Sheehan of Dartmouth College.
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The Old Testament has experienced some production delays. It was originally expected by [[Pascha]] (Easter) 2007, but now the Old and New Testaments have been further delayed until February of 2008.  The Old Testament edition will include a new translation of the Psalms by Dr. Donald Sheehan of Dartmouth College.
  
 
==Criticism==
 
==Criticism==
 
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Despite positive endorsements{{ref|2}} by such prominent bishops as [[Metropolitan]] [[Maximos (Aghiorgoussis) of Pittsburgh|Maximos of Pittsburgh]] (a general editor) and Metropolitan [[Philip (Saliba) of New York|Phillip of New York]] (Chairman of the Board of Directors), some commentators have been critical of the results of the project that have been published so far. Critics tend to be concerned both with the version chosen (NKJV) and with the overall approach of the commentators.  A review by [[Archimandrite]] [[Ephraim of Philotheou|Ephrem]], printed in the journal ''Sourozh'' stated that the commentary "feels far too much like a piece of evangelical propaganda decked out in the trappings of Orthodoxy."{{ref|3}} It remains to be seen how future publications of the project will address these criticisms.
Despite positive [http://www.lxx.org/hierarch_wuotes.htm endorsements] by such prominent bishops as Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America|(Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America)]] and [http://www.orthodoxwiki.org/Philip_%28Saliba%29_of_New_York Metropolitan Phillip] [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America|(Antiochian Orthodox Church)]], some commentators have been critical of the results of the project that have been published so far. Critics tend to be concerned both with the version chosen (NKJV) and with the overall approach of the commentators.  One review, printed in the journal ''Sourozh'' stated that the commentary "feels far too much like a piece of evangelical propaganda decked out in the trappings of Orthodoxy". It remains to be seen how future publications of the project will address these criticisms.
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== Contributors ==
 
== Contributors ==
 
 
The ''Orthodox Study Bible'' was the result of a collaboration between numerous Orthodox scholars, clergy and lay leaders.  The initial draft was prepared by the academic community of St. Athanasius Orthodox Academy.  Some of the credited contributors of the ''Orthodox Study Bible'' project include:
 
The ''Orthodox Study Bible'' was the result of a collaboration between numerous Orthodox scholars, clergy and lay leaders.  The initial draft was prepared by the academic community of St. Athanasius Orthodox Academy.  Some of the credited contributors of the ''Orthodox Study Bible'' project include:
  
* Project Director - [[Peter Gillquist|Fr. Peter Gillquist]]
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* Project Director - Fr. [[Peter Gillquist]]
 
* Managing Editor - Mr. Alan Wallerstedt
 
* Managing Editor - Mr. Alan Wallerstedt
* Special Consultant - [[Thomas Hopko|Fr. Thomas Hopko]]
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* Special Consultant - Fr. [[Thomas Hopko]]
  
 
=== General Editors ===
 
=== General Editors ===
 
 
* Joseph Allen, Th.D.
 
* Joseph Allen, Th.D.
 
* Michael Najim, Ph.D.
 
* Michael Najim, Ph.D.
 
* Fr. Jack N. Sparks
 
* Fr. Jack N. Sparks
* Theodore Stylianopoulos, Th.D.
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* Fr. Theodore Stylianopoulos, Th.D.
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New Testament and Psalms (hardbound): ISBN 9780840783912
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New Testament and Psalms (paperback): ISBN 9780718000301
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Hardcover: ISBN 9780718003593
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Bonded leather: ISBN 9780718019082
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==Reference==
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*{{note|1}} [http://www.lxx.org/ Orthodox Study Bible: Old Testament Project]
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*{{note|2}} [http://www.lxx.org/heirarch_quotes.htm What North American Hierarchs have said...]
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*{{note|3}} [http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/review_osb.aspx Archim. Ephrem's review] in ''Sourozh''
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
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*[[w:Orthodox Study Bible|''Orthodox Study Bible'' on Wikipedia]]
* [http://www.lxx.org/index.htm ''Orthodox Study Bible'' Home Page]
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* [[W:Orthodox Study Bible|''Orthodox Study Bible'' on Wikipedia]]
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* [http://conciliarpress.com/ Conciliar Press]
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*[http://orthodoxstudybible.com The Official Conciliar Press Orthodox Study Bible site]
 
*[http://orthodoxstudybible.com The Official Conciliar Press Orthodox Study Bible site]
*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/review_osb.aspx Review printed in ''Sourozh'']
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*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/review_osb2.aspx Fr. Seraphim Johnson's review] printed in ''The Orthodox Christian Witness'', Vol. XXVII, No. 18(1273)
*[http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/phronema/review_osb2.aspx Review printed in ''The Orthodox Christian Witness'', Vol. XXVII, No. 18(1273)]
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*[http://www.peterpapoutsis.com Holy Orthodox Bible - Peter Papoutsis]
 
*[http://www.peterpapoutsis.com Holy Orthodox Bible - Peter Papoutsis]
 
*[http://www.orthodox-church.info/eob EOB: The Eastern / Greek Orthodox Bible]
 
*[http://www.orthodox-church.info/eob EOB: The Eastern / Greek Orthodox Bible]

Revision as of 20:44, October 31, 2007

The Orthodox Study Bible: "Discovering Orthodox Christianity in the Pages of the New Testament"

The Orthodox Study Bible is a translation and annotation of the Bible currently in production by clergy and laity within the Orthodox Church. The text of the New Testament and Psalms translation is currently the New King James Version accompanied by Orthodox viewpoint commentary. The Old Testament is being directly translated from the Septuagint1 using the New King James Version as the template, and will be accompanied by Orthodox viewpoint commentary.

The first version, containing the Psalms and the New Testament, was published in 1993 by Thomas Nelson. It is currently being published by Conciliar Press.

The Old Testament has experienced some production delays. It was originally expected by Pascha (Easter) 2007, but now the Old and New Testaments have been further delayed until February of 2008. The Old Testament edition will include a new translation of the Psalms by Dr. Donald Sheehan of Dartmouth College.

Contents

Criticism

Despite positive endorsements2 by such prominent bishops as Metropolitan Maximos of Pittsburgh (a general editor) and Metropolitan Phillip of New York (Chairman of the Board of Directors), some commentators have been critical of the results of the project that have been published so far. Critics tend to be concerned both with the version chosen (NKJV) and with the overall approach of the commentators. A review by Archimandrite Ephrem, printed in the journal Sourozh stated that the commentary "feels far too much like a piece of evangelical propaganda decked out in the trappings of Orthodoxy."3 It remains to be seen how future publications of the project will address these criticisms.

Contributors

The Orthodox Study Bible was the result of a collaboration between numerous Orthodox scholars, clergy and lay leaders. The initial draft was prepared by the academic community of St. Athanasius Orthodox Academy. Some of the credited contributors of the Orthodox Study Bible project include:

General Editors

  • Joseph Allen, Th.D.
  • Michael Najim, Ph.D.
  • Fr. Jack N. Sparks
  • Fr. Theodore Stylianopoulos, Th.D.

New Testament and Psalms (hardbound): ISBN 9780840783912 New Testament and Psalms (paperback): ISBN 9780718000301 Hardcover: ISBN 9780718003593 Bonded leather: ISBN 9780718019082

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