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The Orthodox Study Bible: Notes

ISBN: 9780718079178

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The Orthodox Study Bible presents the Bible of the early church and the church of the early Bible. Orthodox Christianity is the face of ancient Christianity to the modern world and embraces the second largest body of Christians in the world. In this first-of-its-kind study Bible, the Bible is presented with commentary from the ancient Christian perspective that speaks to those Christians who seek a deeper experience of the roots of their faith.

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  • Includes commentary from the early church
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“The faith that saves is a complete faith, not just the mind and the tongue but the whole man trusting in the living God. This means our faith and our relationship with God—our justification—are dynamic and living. Our faith grows and affects our actions, or it dies. ‘Faith alone’ (by itself, v. 17), static faith, does not save. We must nurture our faith in God and love for Him through our works. ‘Do not say you are the temple of the Lord, writes Jeremiah [see Jer 7:3]; nor should you say that faith alone in our Lord Jesus Christ can save you, for this is impossible unless you acquire love for Him through your works. As for faith by itself, ‘the devils also believe, and tremble’ ’” (Page 1676)

“Those in the streets and lanes indicate (1) the Gentiles who accepted Christ after the faithless Jews rejected Him, and (2) those outside the Church replacing those within who have rejected their own baptism.” (Page 1396)

“The test in each case reveals obedience or disobedience to His commandments” (Page 223)

“enlighten the eyes of my understanding, open my ears to receive” (Page 1791)

“Christ did not receive the Holy Spirit at His Baptism” (Page 1423)

  • Title: The Orthodox Study Bible: Notes
  • Author: Jack Norman Sparks
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Print Publication Date: 2008
  • Logos Release Date: 2019
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Orthodox Eastern Church › Doctrines; Bible › Commentaries; Bible › Reference editions
  • ISBNs: 9780718079178, 0718079175
  • Resource Type: Study Bible
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2023-09-07T01:49:35Z


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  1. Paul



  2. Brian



    In the description above it says, "Features The Saint Athanasius Academy Septuagint (SAAS)", but as of 7/12/23, the SAAS product page shows that it is still in production. Also, when I go to the SAAS link, it gives me an opportunity to pre-order and doesn't say, "You already own this product". I'm confused by that--does the SAAS page not say I already own the resource because this Notes product doesn't really feature the SAAS also? Or is it because the SAAS is not finished.
  3. John R. Gentry
    I just saw where the English translation of the Saint Athanasius Academy text of the Septuagint is now available on pre-pub: https://www.logos.com/product/247145/the-saint-athanasius-academy-septuagint.
  4. Richard D. Hawthorne
    The Notes have been out for awhile, is there any plan to get the SAAS text of the Septuagint into LOGOS or is that something Thomas Nelson publishers don't want to let happen?
  5. Dr. Anthony Mazak
  6. George E Stephanou
    CAUTION. This is only the notes of the Orthodox Study Bible and does NOT have the text of the Orthodox Study Bible. The links do not correspond to the Bible text as does the Kindle or Orthodox Study Bible app for mobile devices. I cannot recommend this
  7. William Copeland
    I really like the notes for their perspective of the Orthodox Church and early church references. There are some things to be aware of relating to the differences between the Masoretic text and the Septuagint, but overall these are minor. I have linked the notes together with other notes and different translations that I enjoy (Hebrew and Greek). This is a good addition to Logos. It was also be nice to have the LXX translation used in the OSB.
  8. Richard D. Hawthorne
    Hoping the OT translation is also part of this but the notes should still be serviceable with the Lexham English Septuagint (which is a better translation of the Septuagint anyway).
  9. chad ron

    chad ron


    Though I’m Lutheran, I wanted a look at the Orthodox Church and thought this would provide that since I could link it alongside other commentaries and study Bibles, including The Lutheran Study Bible in Logos. To help me with my choices I often search the Internet for reviews to get a better understanding of what I buy through Logos, because Logos only provides very basic information about a given product. There are some very disappointing reviews of The Orthodox Study Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2008) at Amazon. And a disappointing review of The Orthodox Study Bible (Thomas Nelson, 1993) from Priest Seraphim Johnson at orthodoxinfo-dot-com who provides a pattern of problems and says, "There is not anything inherently wrong in the idea of writing notes on a Bible to help convince non-Orthodox of the truth of Orthodoxy (assuming the notes accurately reflect the true views and positions of Orthodoxy, which is by no means always the case in the Study Bible), but it would be better to advertise the Bible as such, perhaps calling it the Orthodox Evangelism Bible, rather than to present it as if it is designed to help Orthodox Christians grow deeper in their understanding and practice of the faith.” Well, that is not want I’m looking for. To be fair, Amazon also offers a lot of “good” reviews of this study Bible, and I did not read very many of them, but none of the reviews I read started by telling me of the reviewers unique Orthodox qualifications, which, of course add weight to want is said. Logos does not mention that this is a newer version of The Orthodox Study Bible, so, in addition, it does not tell the potential buyer of updates, corrections, major changes, etc. Also, the orthodoxinfo-dot-com website holds a link to use if you want to by the 2008 edition of The Orthodox Study Bible. Under the link it says, “Despite its flaws this is worth reading, both by Orthodox and non-Orthodox.” I can easily agree that a Christian can find some worth in read notes on the Bible. The problem is knowing how to separate the flaws from that which is worthy.
  10. Patrick J. Madden
    Like the others, I would like to have the SAAS (Saint Athanasius Academy Septuagint) translation available. Similarly, I would like the New American Bible Revised Edition to be linked to my Catholic Study Bible, and the Tanakh translation to be linked to my Jewish Study Bible. I like the way Logos does the NET Bible, along with the NET Bible Notes. I would like these other study bibles to be available in similar formats.


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