Orthodox Study Bible

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The Orthodox Study Bible is a book of Holy Scripture specifically geared towards an Orthodox audience. It contains articles and study aids written from an Orthodox perspective. At present, only the New Testament and Psalms are included, but an expanded edition including the Old Testament is expected to be published by Pascha, 2007.

The translation of the Orthodox Study Bible (first published in 1993) is the New King James Version, which itself was first fully published in 1982.(1)

Thomas Nelson Publishers first published the Orthodox Study Bible. It is now being published by Conciliar Press.


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
  • Theodore Stylianopoulos, Th.D.


  1. The NKJV New Testament was first published in 1979, the Old Testament in 1982.

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