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The Peoples' Bible: New Revised Standard Version, with the Apocrypha

The Peoples' Bible: New Revised Standard Version, with the ApocryphaThe Peoples' Bible: New Revised Standard Version, with the Apocrypha

The Peoples' Bible highlights the role of cultures in shaping the Bible and the way people read the Bible today. Relying on the best insights of historical-critical, liberationist, postmodern, and postcolonial interpretation the contributors include the editors of the volume plus Kosuke Koyama, Randall C. Bailey, Fernando F. Segovia, Elsa Tamez, Clarice Martin, Hee An Choi, Gale A. Yee, Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, and many more.

This Bible is unique in its aim to engage culture then and now and includes the following unique features:

  • Introductory essays highlighting profound issues of culture, ethnicity, and identity.
  • Feature boxes that reveal insights from African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American perspectives.
  • Sixteen-page gallery of culturally diverse four-color art.


  • In stock, item will be discontinued when sold out
  • Bible Format Study
  • Format Hardcover
  • Height 8.87
  • ISBN 9780806656250
  • Language/Translation NRSV
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Pages 1786
  • Width 6.45
  • Publication Date Oct 21, 2008


"This stunning text will empower people to reclaim the Bible as a multicultural, dialogical, and living tradition. It should be in the hands of teachers, preachers, students, and all who struggle for justice."
— Kwok Pui-lan
Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Author of Discovering the Bible in the Non-Biblical World

"The publication of The Peoples' Bible calls for celebration! This new and different study Bible is a rich resource for students as well as faculty. Written in accessible language and using the NRSV as text, it offers a wide array of interpretations from different cultures and ethnicities. The Peoples' Bible envisions the Bible and biblical interpretation as a crossroads where people from different social and cultural locations can meet. I am looking forward to using it in my classes and highly recommend it to anybody interested in serious Bible study."
— Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
Krister Stendahl Professor
Harvard Divinity School

"The Peoples' Bible should be in the hands of all who want to read the Bible as the Scripture of God's people in their great diversity. The NRSV translation is faithful to the original languages and, through its inclusive language, to the Bible's inclusive vision of the people of God in many cultural, economic, and political contexts. Through new introductions to the sections and individual books of the Bible, and especially through its well balanced feature boxes, The Peoples' Bible regularly reminds its reader that one never reads Scripture by oneself today but always with all the people of God — now more than two billion people around the world who read the Bible as word-to-live-by, a reality we can no longer ignore. The Peoples' Bible invites us to ponder key biblical themes alongside brothers and sisters from very different contexts. From now on, The Peoples' Bible will be the required Bible in my classes."
— Daniel Patte
Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity Vanderbilt University
General Editor of the Global Bible Commentary

"If any proof were needed that the interpretation of Scripture is enriched by a variety of readings from different cultures, ethnicities, and social stances, The Peoples' Bible would be more than sufficient. The variety of perspectives it brings to the reading of the text will open unexpected vistas to all, no matter of what culture or tradition, nor how acquainted with the Bible they may be."
— Justo L. González
Editor of the Conózca zu Biblia series
Author of Mañana: Christian Theology from a Hispanic Perspective

"The Peoples' Bible offers a stunning invitation to the scriptures! This is an ample resource for engaging biblical texts, along with social contexts and histories of interpretation. By illuminating the cultural diversity and power dynamics of the worlds that produced the Bible — as well as the cultural diversity and power dynamics among those who have claimed these texts throughout history — The Peoples' Bible enables fresh and critical perspectives on this most enduring of texts. A welcome companion for those who long for reconciliation, peace, and justice in our world."
— Davina C. Lopez
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Eckerd College