NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE
The Lockman Foundation is a nonprofit, interdenominational ministry dedicated to the translation, publication, and distribution of the New American Standard Bible, Amplified Bible, La Biblia de las Américas, Nueva Biblia Latinoamericana de Hoy, and other biblical resources.
Since its completion in 1971, the New American Standard Bible has been widely embraced as the gold standard among word-for-word translations. Millions trust the NASB and discover what the original text says, word for word.
In 1995 the NASB was updated, increasing clarity and readability. Vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure were carefully reviewed for greater understanding and smoother reading.
Over the past several years, the Lockman Foundation has been overseeing a new update to the NASB text, commonly referred to as NASB 2020. To the delight of publishers and loyal NASB readers alike, Lockman will allow the continued publication of the NASB 95 even after NASB 2020 is made available.
ZONDERVAN'S 1995 & 2020 PUBLISHING STRATEGY
Zondervan is honored to continue its long-standing relationship with the Lockman Foundation in publishing the New American Standard Bible. Even while the publishing world eagerly awaits an update to the NASB text, we are delighted to be able to continue to publish new, beautiful Bibles in the NASB 95 text even after the NASB 2020 is in print.
Zondervan has once again partnered with 2K/Denmark to create an exclusive Zondervan Comfort Print typeface-this time for the NASB. Both the new 95 editions as well as the forthcoming 2020 editions will be set in this new typeface. The first wave of new NASB 95 Bibles will appear in February 2020. We must wait for the translation update to be complete, but if all goes according to plan then we anticipate the first wave of Zondervan NASB 2020 editions to appear in spring 2021.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Will Zondervan continue to publish NASB 95 editions even after the NASB 2020 update is in the market?
Yes! Zondervan is committed to the New American Standard Bible—in both its text iterations.
Will all new Zondervan NASB’s be typeset in Comfort Print?
Yes! Both NASB 95 and NASB 2020 will be typeset in Comfort Print.
Will the new Zondervan NASB’s be red letter?
All new editions will be red letter except the NASB Preacher’s Bible, the NASB Pew & Worship Bible, and the NASB Single-Column Reference Wide Margin Bible.
Will the new Zondervan NASB’s be verse-by-verse or paragraph style?
All new editions will be verse-by-verse.
When will the new editions be available?
The first wave of new NASB 95 editions will be published in February 2020. We must wait for the translation update to be complete, but if all goes according to plan then we anticipate the first wave of Zondervan NASB 2020 editions to appear in spring 2021.
Will there be any Premier Collection Bibles in the NASB?
Yes! There will be two Premier Collection Bibles in the 95 text—the NASB Preacher’s Bible and the NASB Single-Column Wide Margin Bible
How can I find out about all the changes to the NASB 2020 update?
Visit www.lockman.org for up-to-date info on the forthcoming update.
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