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The New Jerusalem Bible by Henry Wansbrough
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The New Jerusalem Bible (1985)

by Henry Wansbrough (Editor)

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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 |
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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.

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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.

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