We are releasing three much-requested study Bible notes today. One is a brand-new release, and the other two are long-awaited updates!

New Oxford Annotated Bible (5th edition)

New Oxford Annotated Bible - 3D Used in more classrooms than any other edition of the Bible, The New Oxford Annotated Bible has set the standard for academic study of the Scriptures through five editions over nearly six decades. The NOAB has consistently remained one of the most-requested titles for the Accordance Library. You won’t currently find the NOAB on any other Bible software platform, in any edition, let alone the new 5th edition released in 2018. No doubt having the NOAB in Accordance will provide new forms of versatility and accessibility for students who will be able to access its contents on any desktop or mobile device.

Accordance’s product page for the NOAB will offer more details on the overall contents of the NOAB. However, for those Accordance users already familiar with previous editions, here are the new additions of the most recent release:

  • Fully revised and updated annotations to reflect the latest biblical scholarship
  • Introductions and extensive annotations for each book
  • Introductory essay on the Apocrypha gives readers an overview that guides more intensive study
  • Maps and diagrams within the text contextualize where events took place and how to understand them
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Although the print edition of The New Oxford Annotated Bible includes the NRSV, it is not included in the Accordance edition. However, Accordance users can pair the NOAB with any text or translation of the Bible they choose. Introductory pricing is available for a limited time.

The New Oxford Annotated Bible
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The Jewish Study Bible (2nd edition)

Jewish Study Bible, 2nd ed. - 3D The first edition of The Jewish Study Bible was remarkable for bringing together multiple Jewish schools of interpretation of the TaNaKh, written by over 40 world-renown biblical scholars in the Jewish tradition. We are pleased to announce the release of the second edition of the JSB, available today for the Accordance Library. With the JSB becoming a favorite resource of both Jewish and non-Jewish Accordance users, the second edition of the JSB has been a repeated request for some time.

Those who are already familiar with the JSB will be interested to note the new features in the second edition:

  • Over two dozen new and updated essays
  • Updated annotations for nearly the entire Bible
  • Informative essays that address a wide variety of topics relating to Judaism’s use and interpretation of the Bible throughout the ages
  • Section and book introductions that deliver insights into the background, structure, and meaning of the text
  • Running commentary beside the biblical text that provides in-depth theological interpretation
  • Features the Jewish Publication Society TANAKH translation
  • Full-color Oxford Bible maps
  • Verse and chapter differences between the Hebrew text and many English translations
  • Table of Scriptural readings for synagogue use
  • Glossary of technical terms
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Both introductory and upgrade pricing are available for this volume. The JSB 2nd edition notes are based on the JPS version of the Bible, which is not included in this purchase. Accordance users can pair any version of the Bible with the JSB.

Jewish Study Bible Notes (2nd Edition)
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The Jewish Annotated New Testament (2nd edition)

Jewish Anotated NT - 2nd ed. - 3D First released in 2011, The Jewish Annotated New Testament offered commentary on New Testament writings from a Jewish perspective. This work, which engaged both Jewish and Christian readers, was a reminder of the very Jewish roots and cultural context of the foundational documents of the Church.

This new second edition of the JANT includes the following new features:

  • New section introductions to the Gospels and Acts, and to the Epistles and Revelation
  • Four New Testament books with completely new annotations
  • 25 new essays beyond those revised from the first edition
  • All first edition annotations and essays fully revised
  • Introductions to each New Testament book, containing guidance for reading and specific information about how the book relates to the Judaism of the period, have been revised and augmented, and in some cases newly written.
  • Annotations on the text – some revised, some new to this edition – provide verse-by-verse commentary.
  • The thirty essays from the first edition are thoroughly updated, and there are twenty-four new essays, on topics such as “Mary in Jewish Tradition,” “Christology,” and “Messianic Judaism.”
  • For Christian readers The Jewish Annotated New Testament offers a window into the first-century world of Judaism from which the New Testament springs. There are explanations of Jewish concepts such as food laws and rabbinic argumentation. It also provides a much-needed corrective to many centuries of Christian misunderstandings of the Jewish religion.
  • For Jewish readers, this volume provides the chance to encounter the New Testament – a text of vast importance in Western European and American culture – with no religious agenda and with guidance from Jewish experts in theology, history, and Jewish and Christian thought. It also explains Christian practices, such as the Eucharist.

The print edition of the JANT includes the NRSV text (not included in this purchase), but Accordance users can place these study notes in parallel with any text or translation of the New Testament. Accordance users have been anxiously waiting this update to the JANT. There is an upgrade price for purchasers of the first edition, as well as introductory pricing for a limited time.

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Jewish Annotated New Testament (2nd Edition)
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