Thank you for this RSV link. I have searched and searched with no luck. I haven’t even be able to find computer software for the RSV-CE. If anyone knows where I can buy it please post a link. I would really appreciate it. Thanks again and God bless.
Thank you Manfred for the link. Even though I didn’t ask the original question, I too have wondered if the Catholic edition was available online. I think there are many people who would like to know this link.
The main difference is the use of inclusive language in the NRSV (both in the NRSV-CE and the NRSV). Neither the RSV-CE, RSV-2CE nor the RSV use inclusive language. The NRSV is one of the worst translations in terms of its use of inclusive language. A Bible that uses some inclusive language but not to the point of ruining the original meaning is the NJB.
The translations are different. It has been changed to reflect different understanding of Hebrew and the like, I surmise. Here is an example, the RSV first and the NRSV second:
1 Samuel 1:5 and, although he loved Hannah, he would give Hannah only one portion, because the LORD had closed her womb.
1 Samuel 1:5 but to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the LORD had closed her womb.
I find the NRSV reads more smoothly than the RSV, so long as you leave out the consideration of gender inclusive language. Also, the RSV will have a “thee” in prayers to God and the like, while the NRSV will not have that type of language.
The text found at the web site linked above in Manfred’s post is not the RSV-CE or the RSV-2CE (Ignatius 2nd edition) or the Oxford Press RSV-CE. The details can be found in this thread beginning with post #82. In a nutshell, whoever created this web site took the text of the 1971 RSV and made some edits found in the RSV-CE. The problem is the original RSV-CE was not a revision of the 1971 RSV but of the earlier 1962 RSV which differs in many places from the 1971 version. The web site above does not match any published RSV-CE and is therefore unreliable.
That’s cool. By the time I saw this thread and posted to it, I knew you were aware of this info, but quoting your earlier post was the easiest thing to do because it contained the link for the site in question.