Catholic Bibles?


#1

There are definitely some bibles that are more Catholic than others(D-R,RSV,Ignatius,NAB) but is there is an list official of bibles that are declared "Catholic."


#2

*official list-excuse my grammar and language


#3

This page from the USCCB has a list of approved translations: usccb.org/bible/approved-translations/

These are translations approved since 1983. In addition to the ones listed any translation of the that received approval by the Apostolic See or a local ordinary prior to 1983, or by the Apostolic See or an episcopal conference following 1983 may be used for private prayer and study.


#4

Here's a good list of some.

ewtn.com/expert/answers/bible_versions.htm


#5

[quote="RCIAGraduate, post:1, topic:330808"]
There are definitely some bibles that are more Catholic than others(D-R,RSV,Ignatius,NAB) but is there is an list official of bibles that are declared "Catholic."

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Check the flyleaf - if there is an Imprimatur and a Nihil Obstat, then it is a Catholic Bible.

Different translations are more or less useful for different purposes - you would teach a children's Sunday School class with a different translation than you would to do a study on Johanine theology.


#6

[quote="RCIAGraduate, post:1, topic:330808"]
There are definitely some bibles that are more Catholic than others(D-R,RSV,Ignatius,NAB) but is there is an list official of bibles that are declared "Catholic."

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Go to the USCCB website (US Conference of Catholic Bishops) click on bibles and click again on the approved translations. They have several.


#7

[quote="Patrocinor, post:6, topic:330808"]
Go to the USCCB website (US Conference of Catholic Bishops) click on bibles and click again on the approved translations. They have several.

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You may also go to a Catholic bookstore and look at their bibles. If you are at another bookstore open the front of the bible and look for the Imprimitur and Nihil Obstat. These books are also approved by the Church.


#8

Here's the list that are currently available either in normal bookstores or through major Catholic publishers (Ignatius, Baronius, etc.) as far as I know:

Douay-Rheims (likely the Chanoller update)
New American Bible / New American Bible-Revised Edition
Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition / Second Catholic Edition
New Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition
Jerusalem Bible (& CTS New Catholic Bible)
New Jerusalem Bible
Knox Bible


#9

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