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This acclaimed translation is a revision of the best-selling New English Bible. Compiled by a committee representing all major churches, the REB is praised for its modern style and accuracy. It is regarded as the most eloquent and literary translation available.
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`fresh, direct, acceptable, and authoritative, the language of which flows like fine music whether read privately or in public...a Bible for all ages and for all churches, for school assemblies and classes. It may well become the Bible for the twenty-first century.' Churchman
`I commend The Revised English Bible to you without reservation. I trust that it will become established as "the Bible for everyone", both in private use and in the public worship of the Church.' Donald Coggan, Chairman, The Joint Committee of the Churches
`we now have, second to none, a modern-language version which is expressly aimed at public reading' Reginald Fuller, Tablet
`There is a rich store of meaning and inspiration in the new version.' Reginald Fuller, Tablet
`less cluttered with unnecessary words...It's simpler and nearer the ordinary language that people recognise' Methodist Recorder
'There is nothing archaic about the English of the REB: it is good modern higher journalism without an excess of colloquialisms...this is a monumental work of scholarship and a marvellous testimony to the power of our somewhat etiolated English.' Anthony Burgess, Observer
`I am impressed with the REB. It is `user friendly'...I went to one of my favourite passages - Phil 4 - and felt there was a freshness and directness about the translation that would help us all in relating the Apostle's words to the way we live...This is a translation worth getting and
using.' Bishop George Carey, Church of England Newspaper
'Certainly this new translation is to be welcomed. And out just before the Christmas rush begins, too ... No doubt many of you will find a large square parcel distending the toe of your stocking. Have a good read!'
Pamela Egan, Together
`generally good, even brilliant in places' Hamilton Spectator
'a modern miracle of grace to rejoice the spirit: a new-look ecumenical Bible, the mellowed fruit of 15 years' dedicated scholarship ... an authoritative Bible one can only trust will be almost universal ... It is for everyone, and for preachers a "must"; a superb addition to the Christian
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0191012106