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The NRSV concordance unabridged : including the apocryphal/deuterocanonical books /
John R. Kohlenberger III.
imprint
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c1991.
description
xiv, 1483, 76, 53, 76 p. ; 29 cm.
ISBN
0310539102 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c1991.
isbn
0310539102 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
259149
 
Includes indexes.
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Appeared in Choice on 1992-04:
Computer technology has radically changed the production of Bible concordances, transforming them from what now seem the almost inconceivable manual efforts of an Alexander Cruden or James Strong to publications that follow immediately the release of new Bible translations. These two concordances to the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), are both excellent exhaustive concordances to all the words in the NRSV. They each include an introduction to the use of the concordance, a main concordance section, a separate index to the most common words, i.e., articles, prepositions (by citation only, in order to save space), an index to the footnotes of the text (literal and alternate readings), and a topical index. Although both concordances accurately index all the words, the Zondervan provides approximately 45% more text in the context lines, greatly improving the reader's ability to understand the use of the word. Some readers may have difficulty reading the smaller type of the Zondervan, but it does have a cleaner look, because of bolder print and less show-through. Each concordance gives cross-references to related forms of a word, but the Zondervan also refers the reader to the root from each cross-reference. Both works index some select phrases (i.e. kingdom of God), rather than just individual terms: the Nelson lists 32 phrases under their own headings (double posting), whereas the Zondervan indexes 630 phrases, but lists them under 280 individual terms, using letter symbols to indicate the occurrences of different phrases under the same heading. In the index to common words, the Nelson lists 102 words by citation only, and the Zondervan lists 87. In the index to the footnotes, the Nelson lists words by citation only; the Zondervan provides both the text and the reading from the footnote. The Nelson has a 219-page topical subject index, with extensive listing of subjects and scripture citations. The Zondervan has a briefer index (76 pages) which generally treats the topics in a more systematic fashion. Both works are acceptable purchases, but based on its much longer context lines, superior cross-referencing, and less frequent use of citation-only listings, the Zondervan concordance is to be preferred and is recommended for all libraries owning a copy of the NRSV.-K. Moll, Rolvaag Memorial Library, St. Olaf College
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