An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Revised Standard Version Bible (RSV)

The RSV is a revision of the American Standard Version (ASV) of the Holy Scriptures (1901), which was an American modification of the British revised version of 1881-1885. In 1937 the project of revising the ASV was authorized by the National Council of Religious Education. The RSV was completed in 1952 and published by the successor to the International Council, the National Council of Churches. The Apocrypha was subsequently added in 1957 at the request of the Episcopal Church, which was involved in the project from the beginning. A second edition of the NT was published in 1971, reflecting later textual and linguistic discoveries. The RSV is authorized by the Episcopal Church for use in worship.

Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from “An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians,” Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.