A few weeks ago, I received a tip from a reader about a new NRSV study bible that will be published in August 2019. The Baylor Annotated Study Bible combines commentary from 70 biblical scholars who are “faculty, graduates, affiliates, and friends” of Baylor University — an institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. This bible will be published as a collaboration between Baylor University Press and Tyndale House Publishers, and it will be available in green cloth hardcover and imitation leather. The hardcover edition will include the Apocrypha/deuterocanonical books.

The product description on the Tyndale website states that the commentary will include literary, sociohistorical, and theological insights. A preview of first eleven chapters of Genesis is available here. The biblical text is laid out in double-column format, with commentary in a single-column at the bottom of each page (very similar to the Oxford NOAB). In light of Baylor’s religious affiliation, it would be interesting to see if the commentary leans toward a Baptist interpretation of the text, or if it remains neutral.

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