Interpreter's Bible series
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The Interpreter's Bible series is a Biblical criticism series published by United Methodist Publishing (Abingdon/Cokesbury) beginning in the 1950s. Each volume covers one or more books of the Old Testament, the New Testament or the Apocrypha.
The volumes contain in-depth introductions and commentaries, complemented by original translations, with full critical notes that include alternate readings and alternative translations. Synopses of informed discussion of the historical origins and the manuscripts' traditions are also provided.
These volumes are not designed for the casual Bible reader, but for the "educated layman" who is already prepared with a general understanding of and interest in higher criticism, or for members of the clergy who are already familiar with basic Biblical criticism.
The original series utilized the King James Version and the Revised Standard Version. An updated series beginning in the 1990s, the New Interpreter's Bible series uses the New International Version and the New Revised Standard Version.
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