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The Council appointed a committee of scholars to have charge of the text of the American Standard Version and to undertake inquiry concerning the need for further revision.After studying the questions whether or not revision should be undertaken, and if so, what its nature and extent should be, in 1937 the Council authorized a revision.Until now, the Quran's contents has frustrated English readers simply because of poor translation efforts to date.The Standard English Version (SEV) translation directly addresses the problem of historical distance between past and present, between tradition and the needs of the contemporary generation, between revelation and interpretation.The list of excellent Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant scholars who worked on the NRSV translation makes this translation by far the most robust and apt for scholarly biblical studies in the 21st century. The (British) revised Version of the Bible was published in 1881-1885; and the American Standard Version, its variant embodying the preferences of the American scholars associated with the work, was published, as was mentioned above, in 1901.The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U. In 1928 the copyright of the latter was acquired by the International Council of Religious Education and thus passed into the ownership of the churches of the United States and Canada that were associated in this Council through their boards of education and publication.
I hope that the retracing process of rereading the Bible, whatever its success, will be profitable for some readers, as it has been for me. The Standard English Version (SEV) translation is copyright 2002 by Zaine Ridling, Ph. and is published with permission of Access Foundation. The publication of our revision is yet another step in the long, continual process of making the Bible available in the form of the English language that is most widely current in our day.Belief and disbelief, as ordinarily understood, are so often and so intensely anxious and insecure.The reason is that they are actually closely connected, being two sides of the same coin.Nevertheless, I have often felt during its reading like Milton's Satan journeying through chaos, where every step, which may not be a step but a burrowing or flying or swimming, is surrounded by endless vistas of unknown territory. The New Revised Standard Version Bible may be quoted and/or reprinted up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without express written permission of the publisher, provided the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible or account for fifty percent (50%) of the total work in which they are quoted. To summarize in a single sentence: the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible is an authorized revision of the Revised Standard Version, published in 1952, which was a revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901, which, in turn, embodied earlier revisions of the King James Version, published in 1611. By the middle of the nineteenth century, the development of biblical studies and the discovery of many biblical manuscripts more ancient than those on which the King James Version was based made it apparent that these defects were so many as to call for revision.The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) was chosen for this site due to its scholarly and ecumenical approach along with its accuracy, readability, and clarity. All introductory content is found in the New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocrypha: New Revised Standard Version. In the course of time, the King James Version came to be regarded as "the Authorized Version." With good reason it has been termed "the noblest monument of English prose," and it has entered, as no other book has, into the making of the personal character and the public institutions of the English speaking peoples. The task was begun, by authority of the Church of England, in 1870.