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NRSV Anglicised Compact Bible,
This review is from: Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Anglicised (Bible Nrsv) (Paperback)
This is a pocket sized copy of the New Revised Standard version edited to conform to British usage. The translation is scolarly, though still easy to read and is probably as good a translation as you can get. However, we are fortunate, as English readers in having such a large variety of versions available, and these include versions which aim to do different things in their translation. Some aim to be easy to read at the expense of loss of some of the meaning of the text, while at the other extreme some try to convey as much of the meaning of the original with the loss of ease of understanding. The range available is a spectrum with the types described the extremes with the NRSV toward the end which tries to convey as much of the meaning of the original documents as possible, while still being readable. In the end which version you choose should depend on what you want the translation to do, though this is my favorite.
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