I have a few questions regarding Catholic Bible versions.
I have a Douay Rheims version of the Bible, but when I read it I get a feeling that it might not be very accurate. It sounds very similar to the King James version (I grew up Baptist) of the Bible that I used as a kid, but has some noticable differences. Also, since the Church uses the New American Bible for the liturgy in the US, and the RSV for official documents form the Vatican, (catechism…etc) does that mean that this is a way of saying that the Douay Rheims is outdated and perhaps not accurate?
I bought the blue paperback Ignatius Study Bible a few years ago because I was told that it is the absolute best possible translation that anyone can get of the Bible into english.
I haven’t been paying much attention to Biblical things for a few years (other than going to mass…etc) until I talked to some of you guys here, now I have been dusting off my old Catholic bookshelf. I found out yesterday that the Ignatius Bible I have is version 1 and there has been a version 2 released during the time I wasn’t paying attention.
What is the difference between version 1 and 2? Does this mean now that my version 1 is outdated like the Douay Rheims and King James and no longer considered accurate? Is there a version 3 comming out that I am also not aware of? Now I am worried when I pick up version 1 that it might have mistakes in it. What is the purpose of a version 2, when just a few years ago, (this decade) the version 1. Ignatius Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition was considered the best most accurate English translation in the world?