Obviously attuned to the practical liturgical appropriation of the JB text in England and elsewhere, the RNJB follows the practice of the Catholic Truth Society in their edition of the Jerusalem Bible, by incorporating a mildly modified Revised Grail Psalter in place of re-translating the JB/NJB Psalms. The NAB and NABRE are not the same. It takes over the modest cross-references and New Testament footnotes introduced in the RSV-CE, and presents them in a more easily readable format, set off in the corner of the page. The RSV-CE remains very popular as a first choice among serious Catholic students of the Bible, and is available in several fine or common print editions. The venerable RSV is an excellent translation, leaning heavily toward formal equivalence, which stands within the mainstream English Protestant Biblical tradition, deriving from the King James Version, and the earlier pioneering work of William Tyndale. As of the end of September 2020, the Ignatius Institute has published new American editions of the ESV-CE in bonded leather, hardback, and paperback formats, bringing the pricing down to a more competitive level compared to the pricing of the previously available paperback-only edition. The work was very well-received, and gained considerable exposure in America as the version preferred by Venerable Bishop Fulton Sheen during the time of his television presentation ministry. This is a highly readable formal equivalence translation, marred only by the “inclusive language” obfuscations, which extend, for example, even to the dubious practice of representing the masculine singular in the source languages with an English plural (e.g. At least two readings, one always from the Gospels, (3 on Sundays and solemnities) make up the Liturgy of the Word.In addition, a psalm or canticle is sung. Now with Google Translator for non-English speakers. [Top]. While not widely used in America these days, the JB is still very heavily used across the pond. The annotations are refreshingly expository, and the provided cross references are generous in editions that contain them. However, it never really caught on in the States, and was soon eclipsed on both sides of the pond by new translations direct from the original languages. In that case you’re a Candidate, not a Catechumen. The editorial work bears a clear impress of post-Vatican II liberal academic scholarship. I was pleasantly surprised to see an ESV-CE edition published in Logos format by Faithlife with the October 2020 release of Logos/Verbum 9. The new name (New Catholic Bible) could be easy to confuse with the Catholic New American Bible, and would also be abbreviated using initials (NCB) that are used to name another Catholic Bible, published in America since 2012 (New Community Bible). The NAB is a good choice for those whose studies closely follow the Mass or who like a Catholic Bible that is easy to read for daily use. Till then, I don’t think I’ll purchase an NRSV beyond a paperback. Some of them are “protestant” Bibles but the translations are very readable, and I’m mostly working my way through the New Testament so I figured it wouldn’t make much difference until I wanted to read the books they don’t include. The NAB, in one version or another, is a translation that all serious American Catholics should possess a copy of in some form, even if they choose to use another translation as a primary reading or study Bible. Not to ruin anything, but yes. The notes sometimes wade into academic theories concerning matters of so-called higher criticism, which annoy some readers, and seem to be of dubious value to the everyday Catholic. This work is very useful as an ancillary version, and a standard or study edition of the full Bible would be a great tool for personal reading or study. The Christian can recognize the biblical nature of Catholic worship in the first prayer of the Mass, the sign of the cross. It is available in two print editions, designed for either recitation or singing, and is also available online, including a free PDF download, from www.giamusic.com. The outstanding Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament from Ignatius Press is also highly recommended for New Testament study. It would be considered a formal equivalence translation in today’s terminology, but it should be noted that it is an English translation of the Latin Vulgate, not of manuscripts in the original Biblical languages – a distinction that leads some Tridentine die-hards to prefer it to the newer translations. The Revised New Jerusalem Bible was released in December 2019, about two years after the initial publication of the RNJB New Testament and Psalms. At Catholic Answers we are often asked which Bible version a person should choose. Currently the Psalms and the New Testament are both published in vest pocket and less compact standard format editions. The complete (and renamed) New Catholic Bible was published in 2019. The New American Bible generally refers to 1st-3rd edition NAB Bibles which came out in 1970, 1986, and 1991. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. This topic was automatically closed 14 days after the last reply. CPDV is a Catholic Bible comprising the canon recognized by the Catholic Church: 73 books. I was never given a Bible. The Divine Office follows a principle where different versions of scripture were used for particular books of the Bible. If you donate just $5.00, or whatever you can, Catholic Online could keep thriving for years. The 1983 Code of Canon Law entrusts to the Apostolic See and the episcopal conferences the authority to approve translations of the Sacred Scriptures in the Latin Catholic Church (c. 825, §1). Annotations are modest but helpful, and focus on the text. Some time ago, a friend of mine compared the amount of the Scripture used at Mass to that used in an Evangelical Protestant service. However, in 2018, the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India were able to publish publish an ESV lightly revised for Catholic sensibilities, along with a translation of the deuterocanon: an ecclesially approved Catholic edition of the ESV. 2 The Douay-Rheims translation The Latin Vulgate was, for many years, the only official Catholic edition of the Bible, and an English translation known as the Douay-Rheims was finally published in 1609 AD. The giant type edition moves the annotations from the referent pages to the end of each chapter, and eliminates the independent cross-references listings. The translation has been highly regarded for the clearness of its English, though it is more interpretive than many other translations, and like all “dynamic” translations, sometimes flattens the text excessively. It was produced in America by a leading Protestant ecumenical body, The National Council of Churches of Christ. A less compact reader’s edition of the RSV-2CE, sporting a more generous page layout, would be a very welcome addition. However, most of the annotations are at least useful, and sometimes insightful. An Ignatius Catholic Study Bible Old Testament is being worked on, and a great many Catholics are very eager to get their hands on it when it’s finally done. New Jerusalem Bible. I’m not a fan of inclusive language, but can tolerate it if moderately used. You can of course buy a lectionary so you can have the Mass readings as you hear them at Mass. The Lectionary for Mass and other liturgical documents used in the U.S. Church are based on prior versions of the NAB. The NABRE is the current version of the New American Bible (NAB), published in 2011 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) is a Catholic translation of the Bible published in 1985. To create the RSV-CE, the original 1946 RSV New Testament was only slightly modified, most significantly by restoring numerous texts that the original RSV had relegated to the margin. No electronic versions are likely to appear for a while. Roman Catholics use many different versions of the Catholic Bible. Oh yeah, and full color maps. If you want to read and study the complete version of the Holy Bible used by Catholics you can download this app with a free version of the Catholic Public Domain Bible. Taken together with the various earlier versions of the NAB (of which this is the fourth), it is the translation family most commonly owned and used by English-speaking American Catholics. The work includes several useful tables and appendices in the rear. Free, online editions are available from the USCCB and Vatican websites, and also at biblegateway.com. The NAB may also be a good choice when looking for a youth Bible. Divine Office. The NABRE is the current version of the New American Bible (NAB), published in 2011 by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). However, all the major software platforms carry the standard NRSV w/ Apocrypha, which, again, is essentially the same Biblical text as the NRSV-CE, but with variant book ordering – a distinction pretty irrelevant in a software version. The Didache Bible is fantastic for this purpose and you can get it in NABRE and RSV/2CE versions. Logos/Verbum has an electronic edition of the NRSV-CE available in some base packages, which is tagged with a reverse interlinear, making it an extremely useful study resource. Although it was of great value for some 200 years, Challoner’s language is now quite dated, and it is difficult to recommend to the Catholic reader today, except as a secondary or tertiary comparative study text. Questions about the Scriptures used during Mass Do we read from the Bible at Mass? (Ecc 8:6), A Guide to Current Catholic Bible Translations, Suggested Bible Study Resources for Catholics: The Basics and a Bit Beyond, A Modest History of Catholic Bible Translations in English, Brief Notes on Major Non-Catholic English Bible Versions, Electronic Versions of the Bible in English, Catholic Bibles: A Modest History of the English Versions, Revised Standard Version—Catholic Edition, Revised Standard Version—Second Catholic Edition, New Revised Standard Version—Catholic Edition, English Standard Version—Catholic Edition, Alba House New Testament/St. The Didache Bible also has a large number of apologetical explanations and some great indexes. A 2012 “International Edition” hardcover is being sold in the USA by Alba House and the Daughters of St Paul. Less “dynamic” than the original 1963 Grail psalms, following the Hebrew more closely, this version consciously conforms to the translational requirements of Liturgiam Authenticam, and is expected to be widely adopted as a liturgical psalter, for both the Lectionary and the Liturgy of the Hours, as well as for other liturgical texts which incorporate the Psalms. It is a revision of the Christian Community Bible, and is likewise targeted at a readership in missionary lands who speak English as a second language. Below are three recently published Bible’s from good respected Catholic publishers for prayer and study. The Revised Standard Version, Catholic edition Bible (RSV-CE) is an example of an equivalent translation, or a word-for-word translation. The challenge, for Catholics, has been that the translation was published by a publisher that had no interest in translating or publishing the Deuterocanon, to put it politely. Joseph” editions if you want to use cross-references extensively). The NIV was introduced to the world in the late ‘50’s by ZONDERVAN publishers. The Old Testament was modified simply by incorporating the Deuterocanonical books into their proper canonical order, and then eliminating the remaining, non-canonical, books from the RSV “Apocrypha”. The translation has been updated many times, but an update history is not readily available. It is the de facto standard Bible translation for the Catholic Church in America. England’s Catholic Truth Society (CTS) publishes a print edition (the New Catholic Bible) containing the text of the Jerusalem Bible, except that it replaces the JB psalter with the original (1963) Grail Psalms. A small number of Bible apps for mobile also offer the NABRE as a premuim option. A source to read the Sunday Catholic Mass Readings, Gospel Reading for Sunday, 2018 Liturgy, Missal and Bible readings for Sunday's Catholic Mass and Sunday Prayers. Electronically, the RSV-2CE is available in Logos format, where it is available with reverse interlinear tagging. Hi Catholic means UNIVERSAL I think you mean ROMAN CATHOLIC? Several nice editions are published in print, available in both typical (American) and Anglicized versions. The new editorial content of this work (annotations, illustrations, etc.) Ignatius also makes it avilable in a mobile app through Lighthouse Media. Likewise, the new name conflicts with the name given by England’s Catholic Truth Society to their edition of the Jerusalem Bible for use in the liturgy. For official apologetics resources please visit. Logos/Verbum offers an electronic edition of the NABRE with full reverse interlinear tagging, which is by far the best edition of the NABRE for anyone looking to use it for serious Bible study. Electronically, it is available on the web at biblegateway.com, as well as in Logos format, where it is available with or without  embedded ‘reverse interlinear’ tagging. The RSV-CE is used as the base English text of the faithful and practical Navarre Bible Commentary, published by Four Courts Press. Initially, this edition is only available within certain Verbum 9 base packages, but it will be made available for individual purchase at some point. 4. The New American Bible is the most common Bible translation in the United States. Another oddity: the book order used for the Old Testament was for many years a strange pastiche of the orders of the Jewish Bible and the Vulgate, though this odd ordering appears to have been abandoned in the most recent revisions. 60 editions in 27 years suggests a pretty significant need for revisions to the original work. This revision of the RSV-CE consisted primarily of updating archaic pronouns (thee, thou, etc. Its copious, well-regarded notes were translated directly from the French edition. On the other hand, it was also criticized by nationalist Hindus who viewed the work as culturally aggressive proselytism. In Canada we use the New Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition. The Council of Trent made the Vulgate the official text of the Catholic Church, and our present edition was brought out by Clement VIII in 1592. New replies are no longer allowed. Readings from Scripture are part of every Mass. One of two brand-new Catholic translation efforts available is a revision to the New Jerusalem Bible, prepared under the same editor (the English monk Dom Henry Wansbrough of Ampleforth Abbey). [Top]. Likewise, Midwest Theological Forum (MTF) uses the RSV-2CE as the underlying Biblical text for the “Ignatius Version” of  its Didache Study Bible. Fidelity to the revealed Word was clearly a translational priority. The RSV-CE includes the textual notes provided by the original RSV translators, and adds a small number of footnotes to the New Testament books, which are collected in a 12-page appendix. Reminiscent of the Douay-Rheims bible, which was the standard Catholic version for many years, the RSV has “a kind of flowery language, even poetic … Economy editions of this version in print appear to be lacking. This combination reflects the official liturgical versions used in most of the English-speaking world. I went out and bought my own, well, I actually own several. The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) has become the most widely used Roman Catholic Bible outside of the United States. The NAB has been criticized as pedestrian by some Catholic intellectuals, perhaps most notably R. J. Neuhaus, but it is a serviceable translation, the revisions have helped, and it is certainly ubiquitous in the American Church. It has been adopted as the psalter of the new Revised New Jerusalem Bible. In the United States, in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the Bible used in the Lectionary at Mass is a modified version of the 1970 NAB Old Testament and 1986 NAB New Testament. The work is not available in any electronic format I am aware of. The NAB, in all versions and editions, is published with extensive explanatory notes and cross-references. Show the volunteers who bring you reliable, Catholic information that their work matters. It received imprimaturs from American and Canadian bishops in 1991, and is approved for personal use and study in the U.S. I started RCIA in September and have not been given Bible as of yet. Being published in multiple volumes (only volume one, the Gospels, is currently available), these volumes are rich in modern and traditional commentary, artwork, and workmanship. Was it the Jerusalem Bible… [Top]. The Ignatius Press edition of the RSV-CE has a useful appendix showing the details of those textual changes. A corresponding reverse interlinear is in the works. This version hardly seems like it can be depended on to provide either a professional rendering of the Greek/Hebrew, or an aesthetically sound presentation of it in English. The copious cross-references can be very useful for those who seek to gain a deeper understanding of Scripture, but be sure to get an edition which uses a page layout that makes them easy to decipher and utilize (I’d suggest staying away from “St. If Catholic Online has given you $5.00 worth of knowledge this year, take a minute to donate. The NABRE is also available in both desktop and tablet/mobile editions from the better Bible Study software vendors. The current Lectionary makes use of the Jerusalem Bible and the Grail Psalter (1963). Compared to the original NAB (published in 1970), both sets of revisions have shifted the translation toward more of a formal equivalence approach (i.e. The version of the book of psalms used today for the Holy Mass is more or less the same as the one from the Confraternity Version. When it comes to the New Testament, I also turn to my Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament which is a RSV/2CE NT-only Bible containing many references to the CCC, extensive notes, many great topical essays, wonderful indexes, and a concise concordance I find myself turning to more often than I imagined I would. Which bible is used in mass and are the NAB and NABRE the same I have the NABRE 2011 version which the catholic company said was the current? I already owned a Bible, a Catholic Bible, when I started rcia. There is also the Confraternity Version of the Holy Bible, which was used from 1941 up to the use of the New American Bible in the liturgy. [Top]. Read the Catholic Daily Mass Readings for Sunday taken from the New Jerusalem Bible (NJB). [Top]. The original Grail Psalter that it revises is a work which had been incorporated after Vatican II into the Lectionaries of Great Britain, Ireland, and Australia, and also into the English edition of the Liturgy of the Hours adopted worldwide. If you are asking about the Mass Readings, if it is in English, mostly the translation used is the New American Bible , some areas use the Jerusalem Bible or the Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition . This work is listed on the USCCB website among “Approved Translations of the Sacred Scriptures for Private Use and Study by Catholics”. This is a fresh, fairly dynamic translation of the Vulgate published in 1948 by Monsignor Ronald Knox, an Englishman and Anglican convert to Catholicism. Published in 1985 as a revision of the 1966 Jerusalem Bible, the NJB veered a little bit more toward the “formal” end of the spectrum compared to the original, but remains very much a dynamic equivalence translation, preferring readability over precise representation of the Hebrew/Greek original. Which version of the Catholic Bible a person chooses to use is a personal decision. Lucky Canadians! After the Reformation, Catholic Bibles remained … Initially published in the Philippines by Claretian missionaries in 1988 as an English-language companion to Bernando Hurault’s heavily-annotated 1971 Spanish translation, La Biblia Latinoamericana, the CCB is one of a series of simplified translations in various languages “for the layman”, which serve as a vehicle for Hurault’s annotations: primarily a “pastoral” commentary invested in liberation theology. more word-for-word and less thought-for-thought). The “Word on Fire” Bible is the Gospels only with commentary from Bishop Robert Barron. The language of the prayer comes directly from Matthew 28:19, where Jesus commands his apostles to go out into all nations and baptize them “in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” The gesture, a crossover the body, is implicitly found in the book of Ezekiel when the prophet receives the following instruction: “Go through the city, through Jerusalem, and put a mark upon the for… The one complaint I have with this edition also aligns with the CTS edition: the formerly copious annotations in the Study Edition annotations have been significantly scaled back and reduced, reflecting the CTS NCB note set. These readings are typically read from a Lectionary, not a Bible, though the Lectionary is taken from the Bible. Bible a person chooses to use the New Testament are both published in 1966, the good News the... Also highly recommended as an ancillary text for studying the New American Bible the. 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