Orthodox Study Bible with Old Testament, Septuagint, with Deuterocanon and New Testament (Hard cover)

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Believers of the Orthodox Christian faith now have a clear and compelling study resource enabling them to delve into the riches of Holy Scripture. Prepared by a pan-orthodox team of scholars and pastors, The Orthodox Study Bible brings to one volume the words of Scripture and the understanding of those words from the earliest days of the Christian era. More importantly, this Bible is a treasury of Christian commentary for all Christians of the Twenty-first century.

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Believers of the Orthodox Christian faith now have a clear and compelling study resource enabling them to delve into the riches of Holy Scripture. Prepared by a pan-orthodox team of scholars and pastors, The Orthodox Study Bible brings to one volume the words of Scripture and the understanding of those words from the earliest days of the Christian era. More importantly, this Bible is a treasury of Christian commentary for all Christians of the Twenty-first century.

With this Bible . . .
• Become a more informed Christian
• Strengthen your personal commitment to Christ through Bible reading and prayer
• Hear the voices of Christians from the first ten centuries after Christ
• Unite your intellect and heart of faith, for a richer Christian experience

The prayer of the editors and contributors of The Orthodox Study Bible is that it presents an understandable Bible text and commentary to;
(1) English-speaking Orthodox Christians the world over and to
(2) non-Orthodox readers interested in learning more about the faith of the historic Orthodox Church.

"At last! A study Bible that integrates the Old Testament with the worshiping life of the Church! Among the several approaches to the biblical text which Orthodoxy has manifested and permitted over the centuries -literal, symbolic or a mix of both - this one follows the more symbolic tradition. It’s the only resource I know of that relates the Old Testament to the theology, liturgy, lectionary and fathers of Christian antiquity. Christians of all backgrounds - Orthodox, Catholics and Protestants ¬will see Christ as the key that unites the whole of Christian tradition through an integrated understanding of its parts. " - BRADLEY NASSIF, Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, North Park University (Chicago)

ANCIENT CHRISTIANITY SPEAKS TO TODAY'S WORLD

Prior to the Reformation of the 16th century, the great voices of the historic Church were such luminaries as Ignatius of Antioch, lrenaeus of Lyons, Hippolytus, Athanasius, John Chrysostom, Nicholas of Myra, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, John Cassian, John of Damascus, and Maximos the Confessor. Grounded in
the Scriptures and inspired by the Holy Spirit, these and numerous others like them were the teachers, preachers, pastors and defenders of the Truth of Christianity in the first millennium of Christian history. These were the voices of early Christianity, the leaders of the Orthodox Church.

The Orthodox Christian faith is the face of the ancient Church to the modem world and is the second largest body of Christians in the world. In this first-of-its-kind study Bible, you'll find commentary from the ancient Christian perspective, with sources seldom cited in contemporary study Bibles, sources that shine with heavenly insight. The Orthodox Study Bible was prepared to make this treasury of biblical commentary available to Orthodox believers. An abundance of additional helps and articles is provided to encourage Christians to become people of informed faith and people of prayer.

But this Bible is not just for Orthodox Christians. Countless others will find The Orthodox Study Bible an invaluable roadmap for their spiritual journey. Those exploring Christianity for the first time and those Christians wanting to discover their own spiritual roots will see this Bible as a source of inspiration and challenge.

Features include:
• Old Testament from the St. Athanasius Academy
• Septuagint, with Deuterocanon (St. Athanasius Academy Septuagint (SAAS))
• New Testament from the New King James Version (NKJV)
• Insightful commentary drawn from the Christian writers and teachers of the first ten centuries after Christ
• Introductions and outlines to each book of the Bible
• Helpful notes relating Scripture to seasons of Christian feasting and fasting
• An exhaustive subject index to the study notes to facilitate Bible study
• Lectionary to guide your Bible reading through the Church year
• Morning and Evening Prayers
• Supplemental Bible study articles, such as
1. Overview of the Books of the Bible
2. The Bible: God's Revelation to Man
3. How to Read the Bible
4. Saints of the Old Testament
5. The Sermon on the Mount
6. Christology
• Beautiful, full-colour icons

The last decade of the twentieth century saw an historic event. In 1993, The Orthodox Study Bible: New Testament and Psalms was released, the first English Bible with study material reflecting how the early Christians interpreted and applied the Bible to their lives. Christians from both the eastern and western traditions found a source of Bible study that provided light for their spiritual journeys. English-¬speaking Orthodox Christians - whether converts or from Greek, Russian, Arab, Serbian, Bulgarian, Coptic or any other Eastern Orthodox parentage-found the biblical roots of their faith in words fresh and powerful. Christians from non-Orthodox traditions glimpsed a faith experience that rang true and enriched their own Christian experience.

The necessity of answering popular demand pressed upon the editors of the New Testament edition the task of preparing an edition of the Orthodox Study Bible with both the Old and New Testaments. So they undertook the task of preparing a biblical text suitable for the purpose. The decision was made that the notes and commentary which address the biblical text would emphasize the major themes of the Christian faith.

Thus, the notes give primary attention to:
1. The Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
2. The Incarnation: The Divine Son of God becoming Man
3. The Centrality of the Church, the "dwelling place of God in the Spirit" (Eph 2:22)
4. The Virtues: God's call to His people to live righteous and holy lives in Christ

To attain these goals, specific attention was given to the biblical interpretations of the fathers of the ancient and undivided Church, and to the consensus of the Seven Ecumenical or Church-wide Councils of Christendom, held from the fourth to eighth centuries. Other helps were added to provide the Bible reader every opportunity to employ the Bible not only in study, but also in contemplative Bible reading and prayer.

Colour cover, 165 x 239mm, 1822 pages, Hardcover with dust jacket

Additional Information

Pages 1822
Cover Hard
Width (mm) 165
Height (mm) 239

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