RSV-2CE and the NAB-RE


#23

Good point…

Let me be clear about something for the OP. I don’t have an issue with the original NAB translation or the NABRE, per se. However, I’m not a fan of the 8th grade English they use (but that’s just my preference).

However, I do take issue with some of their footnotes.

God Bless


#24

Agreed. I think they rely a little too much on the historical-critical method, which has its merits, but has its problems too.


#25

I had this discussion with my pastor; he isn’t quite fond of the NABERE either. I told him my personal Bible was RSVCE, as is his. I do remember Fr. Mitch Pacwa saying that the reason that the NAB was because the bishops have a copyright on it. I understand not using some more “archaic” versions, but, that doesn’t mean I am fond of translations that go too far in the other direction.


#26

For me, they’re both fine, including the English level for NABRE (because it’s also used in places where English is spoken as a second language) and the philological/historical notes (because they give me another perspective of the verses). Given that, it’s good to have both, i.e., a Catholic study bible and NABRE.


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