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Re: Orthodox Study Bible [Re: Alice] #279871 02/23/08 05:30 PM
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I'm looking at the sample pages of Genesis and I really like when they point out which verses are in certain services like Vespers. That is really useful to me. I checked it out a while back but had forgotten about that. I do remember that, now, from Psalms.

Re: Orthodox Study Bible [Re: Xpycoctomos] #280099 02/25/08 06:01 PM
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That feature was one that we definitely wanted, as it increases the understanding that practically the whole of Orthodox divine worship (Liturgy, Vespers, Matins) is composed of Scriptural quotations.

Now THAT's a good Bible Study!

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And the Divine Liturgy shows us how the OT is relevant to our salvation. It contextualizes what is otherwise, for me, a very archaic difficult to relate to collection of books. So, it's great that the OSB points out these verses so I can say "Oh yeah... I didn't realize that part of the Vespers was from the OT! :)"

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Amen to that!

Re: Orthodox Study Bible [Re: Prester John] #280527 02/27/08 06:04 PM
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I just wanted to say that I'm enjoying my new Orthodox Study Bible. I think that it is a big improvement over the NT/Psalms version that came out previously.

The best feature of the new OSB is the translation from the Septuagint. We now have a bible in English that follows our official canonical text and that includes the books in canonical order. Also, I enjoy having the traditional, theological notes and essays as a compliment to the more "higher critical" notes that I have in other bibles. The best thing of all is that I bought my son a copy and he is reading it every day.

Joe

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That's great... especially about your son!

Re: Orthodox Study Bible [Re: JSMelkiteOrthodoxy] #280850 03/01/08 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by JSMelkiteOrthodoxy
I just wanted to say that I'm enjoying my new Orthodox Study Bible. I think that it is a big improvement over the NT/Psalms version that came out previously.

The best feature of the new OSB is the translation from the Septuagint. We now have a bible in English that follows our official canonical text and that includes the books in canonical order. Also, I enjoy having the traditional, theological notes and essays as a compliment to the more "higher critical" notes that I have in other bibles. The best thing of all is that I bought my son a copy and he is reading it every day.

Joe

Myself and another priest I work with received our new OSBs today at a meeting. We did spend a few minutes comparing select verses from the RSV and NKJV. We found it interesting, and all I can say is the jury will be out on the new OSB for myself until I have had a chance to get used to it and really use it.

In IC XC,
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Everyone baptized into Christ should pass progressively through all the stages of Christ's own life, for in baptism he receives the power so to progress, and through the commandments he can discover and learn how to accomplish such progression. - Saint Gregory of Sinai
Re: Orthodox Study Bible [Re: JSMelkiteOrthodoxy] #280852 03/01/08 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by JSMelkiteOrthodoxy
The best feature of the new OSB is the translation from the Septuagint.


Actually, the OSB Old Testament is the NKJV adjusted to the LXX rendering. That is, starting with the NKJV and adjusting where necessary. Still, its not so much the translation, but the fact that it has,

1 - all the books of the Orthodox Bible

2 - notes based on patristic commentary, and orthodox liturgy

Re: Orthodox Study Bible [Re: monksilouan] #282015 03/09/08 01:42 AM
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Dear friends,

Greetings in the Lord Jesus Christ!

My name is Esteban Vzquez, and a blog post of mine was one of two links featured in this thread's OP.

I simply wanted to note that I do not consider the comments I made on my blog a review of the OSB-NT, but rather an explanation (and a defense) of the review penned by Archimandrite Ephrem (Lash). As such, then, my ruminations are not lone-standing, but rather point to Father Ephrem's important review at every turn. It is there that any interested parties should turn for a critical assessment of the old OSB-NT; my comments add nothing whatever of value to what Father Ephrem had already said.

Also, I have posted on my blog initial thoughts on the complete OSB by T. R. Valentine, and linked to a couple other short reviews that have appeared elsewhere. I look forward to acquiring a copy of this important volume for myself, and perhaps make some comments about it, sometime in the future--but as you might imagine, such things are not easy to come by in Puerto Rico!

With love in Christ,
Esteban

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Is there a church in PR?

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Yes, there is.

Our mission, dedicated to St Spyridon, is a multiethnic parish of the Serbian tradition in the Ecumenical Patriarchate's local Metropolis of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread. wink

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Re: Orthodox Study Bible [Re: Father Anthony] #282257 03/10/08 09:29 PM
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Personally, I do like the RSV better as a translation, but mostly because I know the liturgical quotations very well.

Re: Orthodox Study Bible [Re: voxstefani] #283088 03/17/08 03:00 PM
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wow! Thanks. My wife and I spent our Honeymoon in San Juan. That would have been nice to know! smile
Originally Posted by voxstefani
Yes, there is.

Our mission, dedicated to St Spyridon, is a multiethnic parish of the Serbian tradition in the Ecumenical Patriarchate's local Metropolis of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread. wink

Re: Orthodox Study Bible [Re: Xpycoctomos] #283699 03/22/08 01:51 PM
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Recently I purchased a copy of the new Orthodox Study Bible with the Old Testaments translated from the LXX by St. Athanasius Academy and have been reading through it, beginning with the Old Testament primarily. I have been revisiting Genesis and studying the relationship of humanity to God, Adam, and the fall, and must say that I am impressed with the translation and the commentary. The new translation reads very well, and the only thing that saddens me is the loss of the liturgical English for the Psalms, but I can always turn to the Psalter for that. Overall, Im very impressed and would highly recommend this study Bible for all looking to grow in an understanding of the Scriptures, Orthodox and non-Orthodox alike.

I also have the Orthodox New Testament from Beuno Vista, Co which is a great resource, it is full of information, but for a devotional study, I found it abit overwhelming. I turn to it for more insight into the New Testament or if I have a question. It's a good resource into the understanding of the Scriptures from the Fathers.

Re: Orthodox Study Bible [Re: indigo] #285019 04/02/08 01:56 AM
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I have the Orthodox New Testament from Holy Apostles Convent, CO. I really like them. The English is sometimes awkward but the translators were trying to be faithful to the original texts. The set is published in two volumes 1) Gospels 2) Apostolos. They are full of notes. They also have a e-version that is completely searchable. Check it out.

I'd like to hear from someone who is familiar with this set and compare them to the EOB version that is coming out.

May it be blessed,
Aidan

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