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The Revised Version of 1885 was the first post-King James Version modern English Bible at the time to gain popular acceptance;<ref>[ GREATSITE - English Bible History] This English Bible History Article & Timeline is ©2002 by author & editor: John L. Jeffcoat</ref> and it was used and quoted favorably by ministers, authors, and theologians in the late 1800s and early 1900s, such as [[Andrew Murray (minister)|Andrew Murray]] and [[Clarence Larkin]], in their works. Other important enhancements introduced in the RV include arrangement of the text into paragraphs, printing Old Testament [[poetry]] in indented poetic lines (rather than as [[prose]]), and the inclusion of marginal notes to alert the reader to variations in wording in ancient manuscripts. In its Apocrypha, the Revised Version became the first printed edition in English to offer the complete text of Second Esdras, inasmuch as damage to one 9th-century manuscript had caused 70 verses to be omitted from previous editions and printed versions, including the King James Version.
In the United States, inthe 1901Revised the RVVersion was adapted and revised as the "Revised Version, Standard American Edition" (better known as the [[American Standard Version]]) in 1901. The American Standard Version is largely identical to the Revised Version. Theof 1885. mostOne noticeable difference is the much more frequent use of the form "[[Jehovah]]" in the Old Testament of the American Standard Version, rather than "the {{Sc|L|ORD}}" that is used more so in the Revised Version of 1885, to represent the Divine Name, the [[Tetragrammaton]].
The Revised Version (both the 1885 and the American Revision of 1901) are some of the Bible versions that are authorized to be used in services of the [[Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America|Episcopal Church]].<ref>[ The Canons of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church: Canon 2: Of Translations of the Bible]</ref>