What Bible???


#1

What bible can I purchase that has our deuterocannonical books in it?..


#2

NAB, RSV-CE, Douay-Rhiems, are all good. I prefer the DR with the haydock commentary, but it’s pricey.


#3

any “Catholic” edition.


#4

Open the cover and look for the Imprimatur. If it doesn’t have one it’s not Catholic and keep looking.


#5

The Catholic Company has the Douay-Rhiems for sale for $54.95

newadvent.catholiccompany.com/


#6

Don’t forget the Jerusalem (which is in the missals here) and the New Jerusalem.


#7

The modern version is the New American Bible (NAB), probably not as pricey & easier to read…possibly.


#8

Indeed, the NAB - not as pricey if you follow this link:

christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=93737&netp_id=149038&event=ESRCN&item_code=WW

Hope that link works! That’s where I bought my copy.


#9

I am surprised that no one has suggested using the St. Jerome edition. As you well know, St Jerome translated the Scripture into the Latin Vulgate (a 4th century common man’s Bible) and was also instrumental in establishing the Scriptural canon that we use today.

Blessings,

John


#10

[quote=John Colean]I am surprised that no one has suggested using the St. Jerome edition. As you well know, St Jerome translated the Scripture into the Latin Vulgate (a 4th century common man’s Bible) and was also instrumental in establishing the Scriptural canon that we use today.

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That was already mentioned. It’s called the Douay-Rhiems.


#11

[quote=Mickey]That was already mentioned. It’s called the Douay-Rhiems.
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It was my understanding that the Douay-Rhiems was written about the same time as the King James version, but there is no mention in my St. Jerome’s edition to indicate that it is a follow-on to the Douay-Rheims. Oh Well.

John


#12

[quote=John Colean]It was my understanding that the Douay-Rhiems was written about the same time as the King James version, but there is no mention in my St. Jerome’s edition to indicate that it is a follow-on to the Douay-Rheims. Oh Well.

John
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Douay-Rheis was actually published two years BEFORE the King James version, making it the oldest succinct English vernacular translation in the world.

However, for Americans, I recommend the Cotton Patch Version.


#13

[quote=John Colean]It was my understanding that the Douay-Rhiems was written about the same time as the King James version, but there is no mention in my St. Jerome’s edition to indicate that it is a follow-on to the Douay-Rheims. Oh Well.

John
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Douay-Rheims is the English translation of the Latin vulgate. Sorry, my error. :o


#14

check this out:
catholic.com/library/Bible_Translations_Guide.asp


#15

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