Wednesday, February 20, 2008

From the New Orthodox Study Bible...

Well, my new Orthodox Study Bible arrived. I love it! It's leather bound and smells all new and it has the old testament AND the new testament!!!

I couldn't resist sharing this excerpt from the commentary on the first chapter of Isaiah,
The image of Israel is that of an entire body covered with wounds and sores---a body that is not only refusing treatment, but will not even recognize that it is sick.

(Should I have put a spoiler-warning?)


At 9:45 AM, Blogger Mimi said...

Bwahahahahahaha, a spoiler warning. Giggle.

I can't wait to get my copy - I should be able to pick it up this week.

At 2:02 PM, Blogger E Rica said...

You'll love it. I know I do. Of course the first part I turned to was the book of Ruth (my patron saint)I liked reading what they had to say about her.

At 3:09 PM, Blogger Munkee said...

Does anyone know the reason why it does not contain the Deuterocanonical books?

It seems ironic that I have to use my Anglican Bible to read these books.

At 4:07 PM, Blogger E Rica said...

Aaron, which book are the Deuterocanonical books? Could you name a few? They do have some new books in there I've never read before.

At 4:35 PM, Blogger Munkee said...


In fact, now that I look into it, it does contain the deuterocanon. Hurray for school!

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Maria Christina Juroe said...

Yay! John and I received our new Orthodox study bibles last week also! We were soo excited :)

At 10:56 PM, Blogger Grace said...

Hooray! So they're finally here. Greg told me that he had ordered me one of the leather ones as a birthday present (he had to tell me so I wouldn't buy one).

And it *does* have the Deuterocanonical books?? Amazing! I was thinking they should, but I didn't think they'd manage. Cool!!

Erica, you've probably already gotten the word by now on these books (also known as the Apocrypha), but to quote from Orthodox Wikipedia "The Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical Books are books of the Old Testament that are accepted by the Orthodox Christian Church but are not accepted by Protestants." There are LOTS of goodies, but if you want a good place to start, try the Book of Judith. The Apocrypha also include some extra parts of the Book of Daniel, including the Song of the 3 Children in the furnace that we refer to just about every week in Orthros.

Orthodox Wiki article is HERE.

At 11:05 PM, Blogger E Rica said...

Grace, I really appreciate the explanation. I had heard sort of what they were but being one of those crazy cradle Orthodox I didn't really study anything like that.

I've been reading through a couple of weird to have a completely different book of the bible. Yikes.


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