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The New Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition (The Complete Text of the Ancient Canon of the Scriptures)

 
 
 
 
The New Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition (The Complete Text of the Ancient Canon of the Scriptures)
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780385248334
ISBN 10: 385248334
Edition: 1
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: 1990-07-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 1480
List Price: $29.95
 
 

Contains the complete text of the Regular Edition, with condensed notes and introductions. Easy-to-read two column format, with a Theological Glossary containing two hundred key words and concepts. Perfect for the casual reader.

Library Journal

Catholic readers have made The Jeru salem Bible (1966) a perennially popu lar study Bible. The Jerusalem-based French scholars, upon whose transla tion the work is based, published a re vised French edition in 1973, incorpo rating recent research. General editor Wansbrough and his colleagues base The New Jerusalem Bible on this revi sion, though they have depended less on the French version and more on the original languages than did the English translators. They have thoroughly re vised 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 wher ever the earlier edition is popular. Richard S. Watts, San Bernardino Cty. Lib., Cal.