NRSV Updated Edition Endorsements

Enlightening. Spiritual. Scholarly. The updated biblical language of the NRSVue provides contemporary clarity and hermeneutical accuracy. This update is critical to the scriptural analysis of undergraduates, seminarians, and graduate students in the general disciplines of religious studies. Furthermore, this translation proves pivotal to the spiritual formation of theologically conscious laypersons in Christian congregations.

Rev. Jermaine J. Marshall, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Historical Theology, Interdenominational Theological Center and Secretary, General Conference & General Connectional Board

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

This important and timely update to the NRSV is an invaluable tool for the classroom. I look forward to using this resource to introduce students to the complexities of translation, the mysteries of manuscripts, and the influence of even a single iota.

Anna M. V. Bowden, PhD Visiting Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Albion College

With the most diverse team of contributors of any translation, the NRSVue comes as a fresh wind at a critical time for the Church and the global community. I celebrate the integrity demonstrated throughout the entire process to produce a version of our sacred scripture that continues to speak prophetically and pastorally to believers and seekers, while advancing its value to academicians. We rejoice in the fact that the NRSVue is an incredible work by scholars, an authentic act of worship through community, and a gracious gift of the Spirit.

The Right Reverend W. Darin Moore, Bishop in The AME Zion Church and Past Chair of the National Council of Churches, USA

AME Zion Church

The NRSV has become the go-to translation for my circle of academic colleagues, pastors, and laity. Once the update is published, I will encourage everyone I know and associate with to purchase and use the NRSV Updated Edition.

LeAnn Snow Flesher, PhD, American Baptist ordained, VP of Academics & Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of Biblical Interpretation

American Baptist Seminary of the West & Graduate Theological Union
Berkeley, California

We are excited to present what I believe to be one of the most lovingly revised translations to date. When we embarked on this journey our goal was to increase the accessibility of Scripture. This update with its attention to accuracy, clarity, inclusivity and readability has far exceeded even our wildest expectations.

Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary

National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.

The NRSV Updated Edition offers clarity and advancement while preserving tradition. The NRSVue is by far the most comprehensive and highly regarded translation among translations. The NRSVue is now the new benchmark.

Dr. John Ahn, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible Languages and Literature

Howard University School of Divinity

I am likely to use the NRSV Updated Edition for teaching in undergraduate, graduate, and professional contexts and will encourage those in my denomination to make use of it as well. …it will be vital to have a thorough, critical, and accessible introduction to this updated edition that: helps readers understand its relationship to the RSV and NRSV; sheds light on the intersection of translation and social context; and helps readers appreciate the historical and interpretive dimensions of translation as art.

The Rev. Canon Hugh R. Page, Jr., PhD., Professor of Theology and Africana Studies, VP, Associate Provost and Dean of the First Year of Studies

University of Notre Dame

The NRSV Updated Edition provides a much-needed update to this long-beloved academic translation, ironing out inconsistencies and inaccuracies while striving to attend to the most pressing needs of today’s reader.

Dr. Kristin Helms, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Roberts Wesleyan College

The Bible is central to our Christian faith; an informed, accurate translation is essential! The NRSV Updated Edition follows in the footsteps of the RSV and the NRSV , as a trustworthy rendition of Holy Scripture for faith, instruction, and personal devotion. Like the NRSV , it will now become my go-to translation for its accuracy and its beauty.

A. Roy Medley, President, Board of Directors and Chair of the Bible Translation and Utilization Committee, General Secretary Emeritus, American Baptist Churches

Friendship Press, Inc.

Digging into God’s word with the NRSV Updated Edition will keep you close to the truth of the Scriptures, and help you find new ways of understanding your own faith as you live it out in the world. Reading and studying the NRSV Updated Edition is also the best way to combine your love of humanity with the best scholarship on the Bible for sharing your faith in community.

Robert Wilson Black, PhD, CEO