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Remember there's a big difference between the text of the Bible, and the commentary which is the opinion of one person or a select group of people.
The commentary in the NAB gets LOTS of criticism.
The SPECIFIC example you give is an example of what is called Historical Critical method of bible interpretation. The vatican has explicitly banned the use of this method in isolation. it must only be used in accordance with other methods including the Traditional interpretations of the Church.
As others have said, the commentary in the Ignatius Bible is good... but it's the Ignatius Catholic Study bible you need, if you dont get the Study Bible you'll get nothing but a few crossreferences and no detailed notes.
The Study Bible is in incomplete project. Today (April 2013) the New Testament is available, and Genesis and Exodus are available. the rest of the Old testament is not yet published. The bible text used is the RSV-2CE which is a highly respected translation.
Another bible in which I like the Notes is the Christian Community Bible. This is not easy to find in the USA and not sold by Amazon.com, but it is available from some online catholic booksellers.
It has a "Pastoral Commentary". it is, like the NAB a dynamic translation translated by an entirely catholic team, with a commentary written by catholic clergy.
It is not without criticism: the commentary tends to lean a bit in the direction of Liberation Theology, and it's views on eccumenism can be at risk of being too far in the direction of "Live and let live" constantly warning against sectarian attitudes and far too frequently reinforcing the importance and validity of the Catholic Tradition.
I would strongly suspect that the authors of the commentary are members of a charismatic community, but that's little more than a suspicion. (I am myself, and recognize some of the language used)
The Forward claims to reject gender inclusive language, I've seen editions ranging from the 15th to the current edition (53rd) and they have significant places where the translation does use gender inclusive translations.
Personally I use the CCB for my current reading of the whole bible, and am reading it's commentaries.
I put that side by side with the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible when I'm attempting a more detailed study of a new testament passage or concept. The notes in the ICSB are truly excellent. I LOVE them and cant wait till the Old Testament is published.
I have also just ordered the ESV with Apocrypha by Oxford University Press. This is the version of the bible which is to be used for a new lectionary in the UK Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries, hopefully being published some time next year.
Currently there is no official catholic edition of the ESV, I suspect we'll have to wait a while for that.
It has no commentary. - I'll stick to Catholic commentaries for now.
Just for info, the Christian Community Bible is now available at Amazon for Kindle.