History of the New American Standard Bible:
The New American Standard Bible (NASB), a revision of the American Standard Bible of 1901, was first completed in 1971. A team of more than 50 of the most highly educated Bible scholars and linguists assembled to create this literal translation.
Purpose of the New American Standard Bible:
While careful to preserve the literal accuracy of the 1901 American Standard Version, the translators sought to: be true to the original Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic texts; maintain grammatical integrity; give special attention to the rendering of verb tenses; provide an easy to understand, contemporary English version.
Quality of Translation:
The NASB has earned the reputation of being one of the most accurate and reliable English Bible translations. In 1995, the text was updated for greater understanding and smoother reading. The translators and consultants who contributed to the NASB update are conservative Bible scholars who have doctorates in Biblical languages, theology, or other advanced degrees. They represent a variety of denominational backgrounds.
The text of the New American Standard Bible
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