The New Jerusalem Bible: Reader's Edition

The New Jerusalem Bible: Reader's Edition

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by Henry Wansbrough
     
 

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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.See more details below

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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.

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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.
Booknews
Based on the much larger Regular edition (1985). While the biblical text remains unchanged, the notes and introductory material have been pared for manageability, as have the index of personal names and the chronological table. A helpful glossary has been added, with succinct notes and textual references on some 200 key words and concepts of the Bible. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385248334
Publisher:
Crown Religion/Business/Forum
Publication date:
06/28/1990
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
1480
Sales rank:
251,377
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.96(d)

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