This is the heavy hardbound book out of Doubleday 1985 with a repro of Raphael s Transfiguration on the front cover I came to this bible late in life having rown up Protestant but despite its size and bulk it has much to recommend it to the Fifty Ways To Be Your Lover general reader For one thing it includes the Deuterocanonical books Apocryphal books that Protestant biblesenerally do not While not the most elaborate study bible out there it has learned and helpful commentary What may matter most to us Caught on Camera with the CEO general readers is how does it read It reads differently from most of the English language bibles around today the main reason is that it s not descended from the line of Tyndale King James aka Authorised Version that most such bibles are Here s a comparison of a crucial Old Testament passage in three different translations leading with this one Genesis Ch 3 verses 12 14 In the New Jerusalem Bible 12The man replied It was the woman you put with me sheave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it 13Then Yahweh God said to the woman Why did you do that The woman replied The snake tempted me and I ate 14Then Yahweh God said to the snake Because you have done this Accursed be you of all animals wild and tame On your belly you will Wyoming Strong (Wyoming Men, go and on dust you will feed as long as you live New International Version NIV 12 The man said The woman you put here with me sheave me some fruit from the tree and I ate it 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman What is this you have done The woman said The serpent deceived me and I ate 14 So the Lord God said to the serpent Because you have done this Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animalsYou will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life Finally the Amplified Bible 12 And the man said The woman whom You Arabian Nights gave to be with me sheave me fruit from the tree and I ate it 13 Then the Lord God said to the woman What is this that you have done And the woman said The serpent beguiled and deceived me and I ate from the forbidden tree 14 The Lord God said to the serpent Because you have done thisYou are cursed than all the cattleAnd than any animal of the field On your belly you shall Enchanting Baby (The Birth Place go And dust you shall eatAll the days of your life The reader will notice that there are differences between the New Jerusalem Bible and the other two apart from the fact that the NJB says Yahweh God instead of Lord God and that when the Almighty speaks it is not shown in verse To me it just reads smoothly in many cases Eve complains that the snake tempted her rather than deceived beguiled or even tricked her. The New Jerusalem Bible Standard Edition will satisfy thereat need for an authoritative version of the reatest story ever told in a package so attractive user friendly and afforda.
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Pon raduation and I have treasured it since then as one of the most beloved books I own If you are looking for modern clear language then this in my opinion is the best bible availableAlthough technically Catholic the fact that the Church of England also approve of this version is very important to me The Jerusalem Bible was the first English bible I actually read from cover to cover while taking the introductory courses in Hebrew and Christian scriptures in college The reason for selecting it had nothing to do with its identification as the newest Catholic bible It had everything to do with the fact that the scholar s edition purchased had better notes and marginalia than the Oxford Revised Standard or the New English texts also recommended for classUnlike other Catholic bibles I ve referred to the Jerusalem is intellectually honest They may have the trinitarian texts which appear in such editions but they always include notes indicating that such texts are only found in very late manuscript traditionsUnlike the Oxford Revised Standard the Jerusalem is free of the compulsion to copy as much as honestly possible the traditional formulations of the Authorized or King James Version This was a plus for me as all my previous serious study had been either with the RSV or AV I wanted a fresh look and something that wasn t tied to Protestant traditions There is however substantial reliance on the translations of the original French editionThe only reat weakness of the Jerusalem is that it is not as complete as the Oxford RSV not including all canons of all Christian sects as their scholarly edition doesIn 1985 I went out and purchased this edition of The New Jerusalem Bible for classes with Loyola University s Institute of Pastoral Studies iving my old edition away to someone who lacked a decent text This newer version is a bit literal than its predecessor It s the most accurate translation currently available to my knowledge I like to o back and forth between it and other translations like the KJV or the NIV when I don t understand something Best version of the Bible in my opinion It balances accuracy with beauty of writing and is fair to women without being politically correct in a fake way I wrote a David Cross uote in the margins of Genesis when I read this translation for a class in college What was itoh yeah it was regarding God resting on the seventh day God ets tired God needs a nap Most people who debate the Bible s legitimacy have never actually read it The NJB makes this task accessible to students of religio. Y redesigned interior set in a two column format for easy reading With all the best features of much cumbersome and costly versions this Bible is a must have for home church and scho.
As in other versions THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE is not a novelty but a significant different translation of the bible Unless you are Catholic you may not want to make it your primary bible but it is a worthy contender among bibles and many people including one bible as literature professor have told me they think it just reads smoothly and often meaningfully too The fifty dollar retail price can be significantly undercut by shopping around or buying used THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE has a new version on the way The Revised New Jerusalem Bible I m sorry to say I am not familiar with it Spent months reading the bible and looking at it from a historical and literary perspective Eye opening stuff This is supposedly the most accurate translation though I did notice that in the King James considered the most beautiful if less accurate translation there is a UNICORN in psalm 22 whereas in this version it is merely a wild bullI m not Wild at Heart (Sons of Chance, going to pick a rating for the bible Goodreads the New Jerusalem Bible NJBThis is the first of my Catholic Bibles that I have read I uite liked it though less than the Amplified BibleThere is no maps but there s alossary chronological table and measurements that are helpful Each book has a small introduction and subjects are sometimes Lucy Carmichael given title within the text which are helpful I also like this one s sizeSome things I like less like onlyiving the name meanings of Job s three daughters I would rather have the untranslated ones if one would have to choose between the two choices The oddess of Ephesus was named Artemis not Diana as the Romans would ve put it it s put as Diana here And then there s the sallying out of fortresses now and then I haven t heard it elsewhere and it sounds a bit funny like they re almost waltzing out holding onto the hems of their shirts or something The second point here is the only one that s not about my taste but stillBut in the end this is a decent translation and a ood Catholic Bible I still have to read some other versions but this one I will keep and can recommend I am fortunate enough to own the edition illustrated by Salvador Dali and it is exuisite both a delight to the senses but also so readable Yahweh is used in the Old Testament for clarity and authenticity I find myself One-Click Buy going to this out sized edition often than a smaller King James version every time I have this in the large edition and also in the smaller paperback One of the reasons I was drawn to this translation is that it is directly translated from the Hebrew Greek or Aramaic I received this as aift Ble this edition is destined to become a classic Using the same translation that has been hailed as truly magnificent Journal of Bible Literature the Standard Edition has a completel.