This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The New Jerusalem Bible by Henry Wansbrough

The New Jerusalem Bible (1985)

by Henry Wansbrough (Editor)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,086211,806 (4.09)27



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 27 mentions

Showing 2 of 2
I like this Bible! Quite a lot of history/context/footnoting considering it's primarily devotional and not scholarly in orientation, and the language is elevated without being anachronistic or unclear. And, in keeping with the enlightened spirit of the mid-twentieth-century Church when it was produced, they use the name Yahweh rather than the LORD (this has since been rolled back at the behest of Pope Benedict XV). There's a lot to like here and it's a good go-to Bible for when you don't care to get into Robert Alter territory. ( )
  MeditationesMartini | May 3, 2014 |
Yup. I've read it. Twice. So no, you're not going to surprise me if you quote the controversial bits. ( )
  maryh10000 | Sep 9, 2007 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (3)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0385142641, Hardcover)

In 1956, scholars from L'Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem set their minds to translating the Scriptures from the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts, hoping they could preserve the most sacred Christian traditions and stories. By 1966, the first English-language Jerusalem Bible was published. Since then it has become a favored text for lay readers and scholars alike. The accessible language and richly recounted stories, poetry, and letters in this edition is consistent with previous versions. However, this latest version stands out because of its clear format--clean double columns with easy-to-read type and quick reference headings.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:13 -0400)

(see all 6 descriptions)

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.

» see all 3 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (4.09)
1 2
2 3
3 11
3.5 1
4 16
4.5 2
5 28

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 138,071,356 books! | Top bar: Always visible