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The New Jerusalem Bible

 
 
 
 
The New Jerusalem Bible
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780385142649
ISBN 10: 385142641
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: 1985-11-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 2108
List Price: $50.00
 
 

Contains the complete text of the ancient canon of scripture, along with up-to-date and extensive introductions and notes. Eight pages of color maps and indexes, including biblical themes, personal names, and major footnotes.

Richard S. Watts, San Bernardino Cty. Lib., Cal. - Library Journal

Catholic readers have made The Jerusalem Bible (1966) a perennially popular study Bible. The Jerusalem-based French scholars, upon whose translation the work is based, published a revised French edition in 1973, incorpo rating recent research. General editor Wansbrough and his colleagues base The New Jerusalem Bible on this revision, though they have depended less on the French version and more on the original languages than did the English translators. They have thoroughly revised everything. The biblical text is loftier, more literal, and less colloquial. It is also less gender-specific, when this approach does not do violence to the original. A worthwhile purchase wherever the earlier edition is popular.