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September 22 2017, 6AM

I was really excited to receive from Tyndale a review copy of their brand new Catholic Holy Bible Reader's Edition NLT-CE for two main reasons.  First, I know there are a number of you who have desired an approved edition of the NLT.  You n... [NLT-CE] [Tyndale]

September 19, 6AM

I just wanted to let you know of a really fantastic Facebook group that you all can join, which has regular content (far more than this place these days) and lively discussion.  It is simply called the Catholic Bible Fans group and I highly recommend... [Catholic Bible Fans] [Facebook]

September 18, 6AM

Catholic biblical scholar Steven Smith has just published, through Franciscan University Press, an important new book looking at the role of Temple in both the Old and New Testaments.  The House of the Lord: A Catholic Biblical Theology of God's... [Steven Smith] [temple]

September 14, 12 AM

Water and Wine, oil on canvas—Richard Baker, 1959I was reading the last verse of 2 Maccabees 15 yesterday (verse 39 in the Greek-based texts, 40 in the Latin ones) and noticed that there is an interesting difference between the translations, depending o... [1 and 2 Maccabees] [Douay-Rheims] [Haydock] [KJV] [Knox Bible] [NABRE] [NRSV] [translation]

September 12, 9AM

By  Alex Blechle Pray Tell blogThis post is especially for millennials, from a millennial.Biblical translations are a fickle subject. Many people have opinions on which translations are the most “correct” or “orthodox”, which is gre... [millennials] [Pray Tell]

September 11, 4AM

September 7, 4AM

I just wanted to pass this along, because I know there will be someone who will really dig this. Please make sure to address all inquiries to Bill.Hi, I am offering my 1941 Revised Challoner-Rheims Version of the New Testament, which was recently bound by... [Douay-Rheims] [leonards]

September 5, 6AM

I am happy to announce that my wife and I have published an Advent devotional through ACTA Publications.  Entitled Expectantly Waiting in Wonder, this 32 page devotional contains excerpts from the daily Mass readings for Advent, reflections, ill... [ACTA] [Expectantly Waiting in Wonder] [The Message]

August 29, 10AM

Via Religion News Service:The earliest Latin commentary on the Gospels, lost for more than 1,500 years, has been rediscovered and made available in English for the first time. The extraordinary find, a work written by a bishop in northern Italy, Fort... [Latin] [Vulgate]

August 24, 6AM

17 February 1888 – 24 August 1957Mary of Holyrood may smile indeed,Knowing what grim historic shade it shocksTo see wit, laughter and the Popish creedCluster and sparkle in the name of Knox.- G.K.Chesterton [Ronald Knox]

August 21, 7AM

The long awaited Scott Hahn commentary on Romans, via the excellent Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series, will be released on November 7th.  This is one of the best Catholic biblical series out there because it does an amazing job combining... [CCSS] [NABRE] [Peter Williamson] [Scott Hahn]

August 17, 4AM

Paperback CoverI am sure many of you are familiar with the work of Matthew Kelly and his organization Dynamic Catholic.  Well, it looks like they are publishing their own edition of the RSV-CE New Testament.  The paperback edition you can order ... [Dynamic Catholic] [New Testament] [RSV-CE]

August 15, 4AM

All I can say is that the binding on this bible better be sewn and there should be a whole lot more than just nine glossy inserts to justify that price.  Description:There is a battle waging for your soul. But you can arm yourself, and this Spir... [RSV-CE] [Saint Benedict Press] [Spiritual Warfare Bible]

August 8, 6AM

I spotted this on the very fine Facebook group, Catholic Bible Fans, via Llywellyn, the DLT (out of the U.K.) will be publishing a revised NJB New Testament and Psalms this November.  No word on whether there it will be published in the US at this ti... [NJB] [RNJB] [Wansbrough]

August 7, 12 AM

It is not often that I receive a book for review that really excites me and has me hoping that there will be more volumes like it in the future.  Genesis 1-11: A New Old Translation for Readers, Scholars, and Translators by Bray and Hobbins is one of... [Bray] [Genesis] [Hobbins] [translation]

August 1, 7AM

Dr. William von Peters is the author of The Real Douay-Rheims Bible Site, where you can find his transliteration of the original 1610 edition of the venerable Douay-Rheims Bible.  You can purchase both digital and print copies, in various editions, o... [7 Questions] [Bible Review] [Douay-Rheims] [Real Douay-Rheims]

July 26, 12 AM

Thoughts on an ESV-Catholic EditionI am a former Catholic and also previously contributed posts here way back. Now I am a Reformed Baptist and took a sudden shift of beliefs. Well, that doesn't really count to this topic, but just to inform some of the av... [ESV]

July 24, 1PM

Back in 2009, Oxford University Press published the only available ESV with the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals.  However, if you took a look at its listing on Amazon you will notice that it is only available from third parties and isn't in print. Even C... [ESV]

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Someone may have posted about this earlier, but I can't remember.  Jim, from an online forum I don't frequent much anymore, sent me a message alerting me to this.  I only saw his message a couple days back.  So, if you are looking for the C... [Confraternity Bible]

July 20, 6AM

I want to thank Samuel Bray for taking the time to answer my "7 Questions" about their new translation of Genesis 1-11.  I will have a review up in the coming weeks.  (If you are wondering, I would highly encourage you to pick this volume up.)1)... [7 Questions]

July 19, 6AM

Thanks to Joshua for spotting this.  As he pointed out in his email to me, "Amazon has four listings for a combined New Catholic Version NT and Psalms.  They should be released in October/November. Two are in leatherette and the other is pa... [NCV]

July 18, 6AM

Now this looks very promising.  (It also is very much needed.) A Catholic Introduction to the Bible: Old TestamentJohn Bergsma and Brant PitreJust what Catholic colleges and seminaries have longed for! A solid, up-to-date overview of contemporary sch... [Ignatius Press] [old testament]

July 13, 12 AM

A quote from William Griffin, translator of the deuterocanonical books in The Message:Catholic/Ecumenical Edition, while translating some of the Latin classics into English, as found in Eugene Peterson's Eat This Book:"I fully intended to do the... [Eugene Peterson] [Ronald Knox] [William Griffin]

July 11, 7AM

Scot McKnight, popular author and blogger, recently linked to an older blog post of his concerning Bible translation and politics.  He begins the post this way:"The Bible you carry is a political act. By “Bible” I mean the Translation of the Bibl...

July 7, 6AM

I was reminded about this older post on memorization: Reflection on Scripture Meditation.  Check it out!

July 4, 10PM

Ok, so here are the discussion questions:1) Is the memorization of Scripture something we, as Catholics, should strive to do?  (Protestant friends and readers are welcome to chime in as well.)2) Is it necessary that we have a stable text in order to ...

July 3, 12 AM

What is your preferred page formatting for a Bible?Double-ColumnSingle-ColumnDigital/EBookOtherPoll Maker [Poll]

June 30, 12 AM

Thanks to Robert for this extensive guest post. You can read part one here.Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time In the last episode (covering the weekday mass for the feast of St. Mark the Evangelist), we saw that the 1970/1986 NAB matches nearly perfect... [Guest Post] [NAB v. Lectionary]

June 28, 12 AM

Each year around this time I like to hear from you as to what you are reading this summer.  Summer seems to always be a great time to dig out that book you got for Christmas or your birthday, but just haven't gotten around to yet.  This summer, ... [Summer Reading]

June 26, 7AM

Recently I became aware of a new text that has recently been released released by Samuel L. Bray and John Hobbins.  You may know John from his bible-blog site Ancient Hebrew Poetry.   (If you have not, I'd encourage you to head over there a... [Bray] [Genesis] [Hobbins] [translations]

June 21, 6AM

Poll by Timothy via Catholic Bibles (#92716)
Which Will Come First?Completed One-Volume Ignatius Catholic Study BibleFully Revised NABREThe Parousiasurvey maker [Poll]

June 19, 12 AM

Thanks to Emilia for spotting this!  Due to be published October 10th.Description:Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: 1&2 KingsThis volume in the popular Ignatius Catholic Study Bible series leads readers through a penetrating study of the First and S... [ICSB] [Ignatius Press] [RSV-2CE]

June 14, 6AM

Jason Engel is a frequent author/commentator on this blog, former ambassador of the Saint John's Bible, as well as a good friend.  Recently, he did a fascinating interview on CBC Radio discussing my favorite 21st century illuminated bible and how it ... [Saint John's Bible]

June 12, 6AM

Via Catholic World ReportCologne (kath.net) When the YOUCAT Foundation and I first set out together to develop a Bible for young people, an experienced publisher said to me: Think it over seriously!  A Bible isn’t easy as it might seem.&n... [Ignatius Press] [Youcat Bible]

June 7, 6AM

Christianbook.com is listing the NLT-CE for $9.99 for the Ebook and $18.99 for the hardcover.  Both will be released in October. Description: Tyndale is pleased to announce the NLT Catholic Readers Edition, approved by the Catholic Church f... [NLT-CE]

June 5, 4AM

June 1, 6AM

Over the past few weeks, I have been enjoying reading through the late Fr. Daniel Berrigan's commentary on the Book of Daniel.  Daniel: Under the Siege of the Divine was re-published by Plough earlier this year in a very beautifully bound a... [Daniel] [Daniel Berrigan]

May 30, 4AM

Thank you to Chris for this guest review.Because I travel a lot for work, I often rely on the Catholic Study Bible app from Ignatius Press and the Augustine Institute. Phone batteries, however, drain fast. So when the Holy Father recommended in March that... [Compact] [Guest Review] [Ignatius Press] [RSV-2CE]

May 25, 7AM

Thank you to my friend Louis for sharing this link with me.  This is an earlier article, 2008, about the New Community Bible.  Might be an interesting discussion starter, particularly with some comments from my readers who live in India.From the... [NCB]

May 23, 5AM

Over the past few years, I have slowly been gifting away most of the bibles I have accumulated since this blog started in 2008.  Two bibles I have kept, however, are the 1990 and 2016 The Catholic Study Bible (CSB) published by Oxford Unive... [Catholic Study Bible] [NAB] [NABRE] [Oxford University Press]

May 22, 5AM

May 19, 5AM

My friend Paul, at the Pastoral Center, is offering a pretty massive discount on the Saint Mary's Press College Study Bible which utilizes the pre-2011 NAB.  Each of these editions are on sale for $5.00 in their softcover version.  I own one and... [College Study Bible] [NAB] [Pastoral Center] [Saint Mary's Press]

May 15, 11AM

c/o The Message Canvas The Message Canvas Bible is a fantastic resource for those interested in purchasing a journaling/coloring bible.  At this time, it is only available in the original The Message translation, minus the deuterocanonicals... [Journaling Bible] [The Message]

May 11, 1PM

Thanks to Emilia and Mike for these two bits of info that might interest some of you:1) Bibliotheca set giveaway that ends on June 6th:https://homebrewedchristianity.com/giveaways/bibliotheca-bible-giveaway/?lucky=165162) I thought I'd pass on t...

May 9, 4AM

Description:I believe any book that begins with the sentence, “Wisdom comes from the Lord,” needs to be read. And not only read, but studied and lingered over. How? Well, that is entirely up to you. You may feel called to journal through the Book of S... [Journaling Bible] [RSV-CE]

May 8, 8AM

THE GUTENBERG BIBLEA magnificent new edition of perhaps the most important book ever printed… The complete original text and illuminations. Johannes Gutenberg’s innovation of the printing press and movable type stands as one of the greatest technologi...

May 4, 5AM

Thanks to Emilia for the link!Catholic Journaling Bible: Old Testament (CPDV)The team at Drawn to Faith is excited to introduce their first Catholic journaling bible. This new journaling bible is perfect for any Catholic who wants to build a stronger rela... [CPDV] [Journaling Bible]

May 1, 12 AM

Thanks again to Robert for doing this new series!Feast of St. Mark the EvangelistEntrance AntiphonMark 16:15bLectionary:Go into all the world, and proclaim the Gospel to every creature, alleluia.NAB 1970/1986Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel... [Guest Post] [Lectionary] [NAB] [NABRE]

April 27, 5AM

This blog is a place for constructive discussion on issues related to Catholic Bibles.  One does not have to agree with a post, nor does one have to like a particular translation, in order to be involved in the conversations here.  For some reas...

April 26, 7AM

Thank you to Robert for the first in a series of two guest posts.You have heard it or read it before.  “The New American Bible is the bible you hear at every Catholic mass.”  This was probably an introduction to a lengthy screed about the ba... [Lectionary] [NAB] [NABRE]

April 24, 6AM

Catholic Journaling Bible: New Testament with Psalms & Proverbs (CPDV)The team at Drawn to Faith is excited to introduce their first Catholic journaling bible. This new journaling bible is perfect for any Catholic who wants to build a stronger relatio... [CPDV] [Journaling Bible]

April 18, 5AM

"During this week of Easter it would do us good every day to read a passage from the Gospel which speaks of the Resurrection of Christ." -Pope Francis via @Pontifex 4/18/17 [Pope Francis]

April 16, 12 AM

After the Sabbath, as the first light of the new week dawned, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to keep vigil at the tomb. Suddenly the earth reeled and rocked under their feet as God’s angel came down from heaven, came right up to where they were ... [Easter] [Liturgical] [The Message]

April 12, 5AM

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April 10, 5AM

Thanks to Lenny for letting me know that this edition will be coming out in May from Pauline Books.  The listing on the Pauline website also includes a preview of the page-layout.  It is sewn!New Testament and Psalms Pauline EditionAbout this Bo... [NABRE] [Pocket]

April 6, 4AM

Thank you to Jason for this article detailing his rebound NABRE.  If there was ever a translation that deserved a premium edition, it would be the NABRE.I was received into the Catholic Church in 2006. Prior to that, I was very active in a conservati... [Guest Post] [NABRE] [premium leather]

April 3, 5AM

Reader Emilia passed this 2016 article from Catholic Answers by apologist Trent Horn.  Although the article is fairly short, I'd be interested in hearing from you what you think about it. Consider it your homework assignment! We have discussed issues... [Catholic Answers]

March 31, 10AM

From an email I received from the evangelicalbible.com website:Schuyler is considering an NRSV Bible in 2018 - but needs to know what the interest level would be.  This Bible would have the Apocrypha included as well as cross references.  Let us... [NRSV] [Schuyler]

March 30, 5AM

This is very exciting news!  If you are looking for a premium NRSV (w/apocrypha) including references, this will be the bible to get.  You can view their offerings, which will be available in summer here.  The 2017 Cambridge Bibles cat... [Cambridge University Press] [NRSV]

March 27, 4AM

Will you purchase the new NLT-CE when it is released in the Fall?YesNoThinking About Itpoll generator [NLT-CE] [Poll]

March 22, 4AM

Description:Tyndale is pleased to announce the NLT Catholic Readers Edition, approved by the Catholic Church for reading and study and including the official Imprimatur. The Bible includes the New Living Translation text with deuterocanonical books. It al... [NLT-CE] [Tyndale]

March 20, 7AM

Good morning!  Once or twice a year I like to see what you, my readers, are using for your daily bible reading.  This seems like the perfect time, since we are in the middle of Lent and Spring has come upon us.  I always feel much more refr... [Ignatius of Loyola] [NRSV] [Spiritual Exercises] [The Message]

March 15, 12 AM

The trickle continues..........This volume in the popular Ignatius Catholic Study Bible series leads readers through a penetrating study of the book of Joshua using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the B... [Ignatius Catholic Study Bible] [Ignatius Press] [Joshua] [Scott Hahn]

March 13, 4AM

Thanks to Eric for pointing out that all Didache Bibles (both the RSV-2CE and NABRE) are on sale at Midwest Theological Forum.  Follow this link for more information.  You can preview the content of the Didache Bible here. [Didache Bible] [NABRE] [RSV-2CE]

March 10, 6AM

Catholic Children’s Bible by St. Mary’s PressReviewed by Chris BuckleyGlorious. It’s simply glorious. If you have a child, and you want them to know Scripture and not just Bible stories, the Catholic Children’s Bible from St. Mary’s Pressis the ... [Children's Bible] [Good News Bible] [Guest Review] [Saint Mary's Press]

March 7, 7AM

March 6, 8AM

Keith has been a reader of the Catholic Bibles Blog for a while and he contacted me to see if I would post his EBAY sale of the recently published NLT-CE.  I am happy to do so, since there are a number of folks who are looking to get a copy before th... [NLT-CE]

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“What would happen if we turned back when we forget it, if we opened it more times a day, if we read the message of God contained in the Bible the way we read messages on our cellphones?” -Pope Francis (Angelus 3/5/17) [Pope Francis]

March 2, 1AM

Thanks to Chris for this guest post.  This is an issue I have thought about often, particularly now with three children.  The one I purchased for my daugher is the one on the left, the NRSV Kids Study Bible (w/ Apocrypha) by Hendrickson Publishe... [Children's Bible] [Guest Blog]

March 1, 1AM

But there’s also this, it’s not too late—    God’s personal Message!—“Come back to me and really mean it!    Come fasting and weeping, sorry for your sins!”Change your life, not just your clothes.   &n... [Lent] [The Message]

February 28, 1AM

Many thanks to Timothy for allowing me to share a review of the Revised English Bible (REB). Almost two years ago, Rolf (a commenter on this blog) piqued my curiosity with his praise for the REB. I asked questions in the comments and discovered other blog... [REB]

February 27, 6AM

Follow this link for the discount.  Offer expires 11:59 PM ET on March 4, 2017. [NABRE] [USCCB]

February 20, 9AM

Many thanks to Timothy for allowing me to share a review of the Revised English Bible (REB). Almost two years ago, Rolf (a commenter on this blog) piqued my curiosity with his praise for the REB. I asked questions in the comments and discovered other blog... [REB]

February 17, 1AM

Thank you to Rolf for this short guest review!  I have a similar edition, without the ND affiliation, in burgundy leather.  You can see that review here.I saw this NRSV Bible on the Fans of the NRSV facebook group. It is published by O... [Notre Dame] [NRSV] [Oxford University Press]

February 15, 7AM

Many thanks to Timothy for allowing me to share a review of the Revised English Bible (REB). Almost two years ago, Rolf (a commenter on this blog) piqued my curiosity with his praise for the REB. I asked questions in the comments and discovered other blog... [Guest Post] [REB]

February 13, 7AM

My parish recently purchased a one year subscription for every parishioner for the Augustine Institutes's online streaming site FORMED.  I registered on the site and was very happy with the content.  According to the Augustine Institute: "Bring ... [FORMED]

February 10, 6AM

"I don't say that it is easy to bring out the general sense of a Biblical passage. Sometimes, for example, in the Prophets, you have to give up, and admit that these passages may have been intelligible to the people they were written for, but certainly ar... [Knox on Translation]

February 8, 7AM

The fine folks at Cambridge University Press announced on their Facebook site that they will be publishing some new editions of the NRSV in 2017.  The quote from Facebook is as follows:We have exciting plans for our NRSV Reference Edition. ... [Cambridge University Press] [NRSV]

February 6, 5AM

January 31, 11AM

I am curious, do any of you follow a particular translation on Twitter?  If so which ones do you follow?  Do you use them for inspiration or as part of a daily devotional or for learning news about that particular translation?  I am primari... [Twitter]

January 30, 11AM

Thanks to Eric for the following information.  Christianbook.com is nice alternative to Amazon.com, so check it out.  They have really good prices overall as well as a nice selection of gently used books and bibles.Good through 2/6/2017 -- Chris...

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January 26, 1AM

"My dear children, you come from God and belong to God. You have already won a big victory over those false teachers, for the Spirit in you is far stronger than anything in the world. These people belong to the Christ-denying world. They talk the world’... [The Message] [The Message of the Day]

January 23, 9AM

There are numerous journaling Bibles available with the Protestant Canon, however only the out-of-print Oxford NRSV w/apocrypha was ever close enough for a Catholic to like and use.  Yet, I think there is a market for journaling/canvas bibles for Cat... [Journaling Bible] [The Message]

January 20, 6AM

Within the past year, a couple of new websites have come online to support a particular translation.  I would point you to the NLT-CE and CSB (formerly the HCSB) as excellent examples of interactive and regularly updated websites that one might actua...

January 18, 10AM

January 13, 7AM

© O. Swain"I don't say that it is easy to bring out the general sense of a Biblical passage.  Sometimes, for example, in the Prophets, you have to give up, and admit that these passages may been intelligible to the people they were written for,... [Knox on Translation]

January 12, 1AM

The folks who are authoring the NLT-CE website are doing some fantastic things.  They recently posted an article entitled A Break-in Plan for First-Time Bible-Readers that is worth your time, as well as many others.  I am really impressed w... [NLT-CE]

January 10, 9AM

When I am asked to recommend an academic introduction to the New Testament, I usually point people to Fr. Raymond Brown's Introduction to the New Testament.  One of his last works before his death, I have found his original volume to be one of the be... [Raymond Brown]

January 9, 1AM

January 5, 11AM

"You cannot do justice to antiquity without taking refuge in rather old-fashioned English. A Biblical phrase like 'O King, live for ever!' has got to be changed; nobody ever talked like that in English. But you must not change it into 'I hope that your Ma... [Knox on Translation]

January 2, 9AM

So, whaat's your bible reading plan for 2017?  I am going to be spending much of the year with my beloved Knox Bible, supplemented by The Message Catholic and NRSV.  I don't have any bible reading plans "planned" at this point, that could change...

December 28, 9AM

On December 24th, Joseph Fitzmyer, one of the most respected Catholic biblical scholars passed away.  Here is a link to an article of remembrance via America.  He, along with Raymond Brown, were two of the most prominent scholars who emerged aft...

December 26, 6AM

After a two year delay, the Kickstarter star project Bibliotheca was finally delivered to original financial backers. Did it live up to the hype? In a word, yes.For full product specs, photos, and video, I recommend that you browse the Bibliotheca websi... [ASV] [Bibliotheca] [Guest Post]

December 25, 1AM

"This day, in the city of David, a Saviour has been born for you, the Lord Christ himself." -Luke 2:11

December 21, 5AM

Description via Communications Center:The newest title in the YOUCAT series for youth and young adults. This Bible features the creative elements of the YOUCAT Youth Catechism: engaging photos, clever illustrations, sidebar quotes from great thinkers, Cat... [Ignatius Press] [Youcat Bible]

December 19, 9AM

December 18, 1AM

"The Lord sent, besides, this message to Achaz, Ask the Lord thy God to give thee a sign, in the depths beneath thee, or in the height above thee. But Achaz said, Nay, I will not ask for a sign; I will not put the Lord to the test. Why then... [Sunday Knox]

December 14, 11AM

I love the Knox Bible. That is, of course, no surprise to any of you who have read this blog for any length of time.  It is my primary, daily reading Bible.  My Baronius Press edition was rebound back in goatskin back in 2013 by our good friends... [knox] [Knox Bible]

December 12, 1AM

Thank to Allister for the second of his guest posts.Hello again, brothers in Christ – it’s me, Aloy, back to drowse you out of reading my boring discussions. But seriously, my reservations on comments notwithstanding, I have sometimes been inspired to... [Guest Post] [NRSV]

December 9, 5AM

"The work of translating the Bible, really translating it, is being taken in hand in our day for the first time since Coverdale.  Moffatt and Goodspeed began it, with their fearless challenge of the Authorized Version; their work has been followed up... [Knox on Translation]

December 8, 1AM

"Thou art the boast of Jerusalem, the joy of Israel, the pride of our people."-Judith 15:10 [Blessed Virgin Mary]

December 7, 7AM

Being a high school theology teacher, I am always on the look-out for new Scripture study programs that can help enhance what I do each day in the classroom.  As you can imagine, there are a ton of different programs out there, with new ones seemingl... [CSS] [CSSI Bible] [Saint Benedict Press]

December 5, 1AM

Thank you to Allister for providing this first of two guest posts.First off, a quick introduction: My name is Allister Chua, Aloy for short, and I hail from the Philippines, like our good friend Gerald here, whose insights I particularly appreciate given ... [Guest Post] [NRSV]

December 4, 1AM

"From the stock of Jesse a scion shall burgeon yet; out of his roots a flower shall spring. One shall be born, on whom the spirit of the Lord will rest; a spirit wise and discerning, a spirit prudent and strong, a spirit of knowledge and of piety, an... [Sunday Knox]

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November 28, 5AM

Good morning!  So, today being Cyber Monday, I was wondering if any of you will be purchasing any new bibles or bible related material today?  There are some good deals out there, including the one I am listing below.  I must confess that I...

November 23, 5AM

It was around 50 years ago that two influential English language Catholic Bibles were published.  They are, of course, the Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition and the Jerusalem Bible.  Both of these Bibles were fruits of the Second Vatican... [Jerusalem Bible] [RSV-CE]

November 22, 1AM

From a reader who is looking to sell a rebound Douay-Confraternity:Hello All, I've got an old Confraternity/Douay-Rheims bible that I'm trying to find a good home for. It's a St. Joseph edition from 1963, containing the completely revised NT and Confrater...

November 21, 6AM

Jonny!Congrats to Jonny, who was randomly selected to win the Knox book and Scepter RSV-NT Pocket Bible.  Jonny, please email me with your full name and address and I will get your prize out to you sometime this week.Thank to all who participated!

November 20, 1AM

After this, all the tribes of Israel rallied to David at Hebron; We are kith and kin of thine, they said. It is not so long since Israel marched under thy orders, when Saul was still reigning; and the Lord has promised thee that thou shouldst be its ... [Sunday Knox]

November 17, 7AM

This review was posted today on the website New Liturgical Movement concerning the compact Psalms and New Testament (Douay-Rheims) from Baronius Press.  I've actually never seen one of these in person, but this review, and its pictures, has piqu... [Baronius Press] [Compact] [Douay-Rheims] [New Liturgical Movement]

November 16, 7AM

As we are in National Bible Week, it would only seem appropriate to have a contest.  So, I am happy to offer the following two brand-new item to you, my beloved readers, in celebration of this week:1) RSV-NT Pocket (Simulated Red Leather)2) On Englis... [contest]

November 14, 5AM

From November 13-19, 2016, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops invites families, parishes, schools, and other Catholic groups to participate in National Bible Week in celebration of the 51st Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council Dogmatic ... [National Bible Week]

November 11, 5AM

November 9, 6AM

Which Catholic Bible Needs to Come in a Premium Edition?Douay-RheimsKnoxNABRERSV-CERSV-2CENRSVNew Jerusalem BibleNLT-CEThe Message: Catholic/Ecumenical EditionGNT-CENew Community BibleOther?Quiz Maker [Bible Poll]

November 7, 5AM

Thank you to Kevin for this article on compact Bibles.When I first became interested in religion, my brother gave me a compact thinline NIV (much like this one) which I carried with me everywhere. It fit right in my hand, and the soft faux-leather cover j... [Compact] [Guest Post]

November 6, 12 AM

"So may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, so may God, our Father, who has shewn such love to us, giving us unfailing comfort and welcome hope through his grace, encourage your hearts, and confirm you in every right habit of action and speech.  And ... [Sunday Knox]

November 4, 5AM

There has been a bit of talk in the comments of this blog about Scepter Publishers coming out with a newly deisgned edition of the entire RSV-CE.  Hopefully their recent Pocket RSV-CE NT will be a success and encourage this to actually happen. &... [RSV-CE] [Scepter Publishers]

November 3, 3AM

Check it out here.  They also have a Facebook Page. [NLTCE]

October 31, 2AM

Thank you to Leighton for this awesome contribution!  [Blog-Toon] [Guest Post]

October 28, 12 AM

“Much more serious was the problem, what to do about ‘thou’ and ‘you’. I confess I would have liked to go the whole hog and dispense with the use of ‘thou’ and ‘thee’ even where the Almighty is being addressed. They do these things in Fr... [Knox on Translation]

October 26, 10AM

This, my friends, is truly a pocket bible!  You can easily put it into your back or side pocket without barely noticing.  I realized fairly quickly, when testing this out, that my cell phone is actually bigger than this pocket bible.  The S... [Pocket] [RSV-CE] [Scepter Publishers]

October 24, 4AM

Our friend Mary Sperry from the USCCB will be holding a live Facebook chat Tuesday, October 25th at 9:00 p.m. EDT on the Fans of the NABRE Group Page.  She will be able to answer questions you may have about the upcoming NABRE NT revision.  ... [Mary Sperry] [NABRE]

October 21, 5AM

“For centuries people have laughed at the old Douay version, because in Galatians v.4 it gave the rendering, ‘You are evacuated from Christ’. In 1940, what metaphor could be more familiar, or more significant?” -On Englishing the Bible (28) [Knox on Translation]

October 19, 5AM

A hearty thank you to this guest post from Jonathan.  As you know, I am a huge supporter of the Saint John's Bible, so this post was especially interesting for me to read.Over the past two years, I have shown the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’... [Guest Post] [Laudato Si] [Saint John's Bible]

October 17, 5AM

A special thank you to long time reader of this blog Rolf for this review of the Dali Jerusalem Bible.The Jerusalem Bible (Salvador Dali illustrated) edition is a Bible that I had been 'watching' on ebay for a very long time. It was published in 1970, but... [Guest Review] [Jerusalem Bible]

October 16, 12 AM

Psalm 120 (121)(A song of ascents.)I lift up my eyes to the hills, to find deliverance;from the Lord deliverance comes to me, the Lord who made heaven and earth.Never will he who guards thee allow thy foot to stumble; never fall asleep at his post!Such a ... [Sunday Knox]

October 14, 12 AM

The Bible was the first book ever printed, but ink and paper are no longer required to share its message with a mass audience. At last count, the world’s most popular Bible app, the YouVersion Bible, had been downloaded more than 228 million times. Its ... [america] [digital Bibles] [Mary Sperry]

October 12, 5AM

I would like to thank my friend Kevin for writing this post from his perspective as a Mennonite.  I hope you all find it as fascinating as I did.Based upon the title of this post alone, it is safe to assume that I am not a Catholic. I am a Mennonite,... [Guest Post] [KJV]

October 10, 5AM

Thanks to Jason P for this guest post!Some people wonder why it may be better to use multiple versions of Scripture rather than just a single one.  Different Bibles use different textual sources, different translation methodology, and are created by ... [Guest Post]

October 9, 12 AM

"Fix thy mind on Jesus Christ, sprung from the race of David, who has risen from the dead; that is the gospel I preach, and in its service I suffer hardship like a criminal, yes, even imprisonment; but there is no imprisoning the word of God. For its... [Sunday Knox]

October 6, 12 AM

Which English Language Catholic Bible Do You Use Daily?Douay-RheimsDouay-ConfraternityKnoxRSV-CE/RSV-2CEJerusalem BibleNew Jerusalem BibleNew American Bible (any edition)New Revised Standard VersionChristian Community Bible/New Community BibleNLT-CEThe Me... [Bible Poll]

October 4, 9AM

A number of people have emailed me during the past month or so who are very excited about this new Pocket RSV-CE NT from Scepter.  I have yet to see one in person, so would be interested in hearing from those of you who have.  With a price of $1... [Pocket] [RSV-CE]

October 3, 12 AM

Well, how was it going?I know many of us readers, missed this blog.Perhaps still checking the blog for new entries...And now, the blog's back! As support for Tim and for all the readers to likewise be inspired to contribute guests post on the blog, I'll ... [Guest Post]

October 2, 3AM

"That is why I would remind thee to fan the flame of that special grace which God kindled in thee, when my hands were laid upon thee.  The spirit he has bestowed on us is not one that shrinks from danger; it is a spirit of action, of love, and of dis... [Sunday Knox]

October 1, 2PM

So, I have been spending some time in prayer the past few months discerning the future of this blog.  A couple weeks back I decided to put an end to it.  However, I have reconsidered.  I received some encouragement in prayer, as well as som...

June 6, 6AM

Hello friends and loyal readers.  Something that I have wrestled with over the past year or so is how much longer this blog would continue.  As a number of you know, my wife and I just recently had our third child, which makes for a very busy ho...

May 31, 12 AM

Thanks to Eric for passing the link to this article.  Enjoy!  :)An adaptation of the King James Version Bible featuring emojis is scheduled to be made available on iTunes Sunday.The book is called Bible Emoji: scripture 4 millennials. Its book c... [Bible Emoji]

May 26, 5AM

A Catholic Bible that I have certainly heard about, but have never actually seen with my own eyes is the Westminster Version.  The New Testament was completed in 1936, while portions of the OT were either worked on or completed in the years that foll... [Douay-Rheims] [Westminster Bible]

May 24, 11AM

May 18, 6AM

This blog is going to go quiet for a week or so starting today with the birth of our third child, which is scheduled for tomorrow.  However, I wanted to post some pictures of the NLT-CE that was kindly sent to me by the fine people at the Asian Tradi... [NLTCE] [Opening]

May 16, 7AM

I have mentioned on this blog the wonderful Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary that our friends at Baronius Press have produced.  Well, with this being the month of Mary, it was nice to see an article concerning the Little Office on the Aleteia... [Baronius Press] [Blessed Virgin Mary] [Little Office]

May 12, 4AM

Many of you were wondering if the NLTCE would be available in the US at some point.  I had attempted to purchase a copy of it from Amazon India but without success.  However, I am happy to report the following news from my sources at Tyndale Hou... [NLTCE]

May 11, 7AM

I would like to thank reader John Francis who was able to attain the bonded leather edition and report back on it. *I was able to get a review copy of the NLT CE from India this morning from a Catholic bookstore with branches in the center of Manila.*For ... [Guest Post] [NLTCE]

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Thanks vladimir998 for the link.  Make sure to check out the article.  I just love looking at the photos.  That is how you unveil a new Bible!From the article:Highlights of ‘New Living Translation - Catholic Edition’ (NLT-CE):... [NLTCE]

May 9, 12 AM

Via the Catholic Biblical Federation:The New Living Translation Catholic Edition was released on March 6, 2016 by His Excellency, Most Rev. Salvatore Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal during the one day Plenary Assembly held at the Paul VI a... [NLT]

May 7, 12 AM

*Please note that the 20% discount applies to retail price.*Go here for more info. [Didache Bible] [NABRE]

May 6, 12 AM

Hello everyone,If you love Leonard rebinds and traditional Catholic spirituality today is your lucky day! Timothy has graciously allowed me offer this beautiful edition of “Divine Intimacy” on his blog (I’m getting married, need the money).&nbs... [Baronius Press] [divine intimacy]

May 4, 12 AM

Jeff is a regular commentor here on the blog.  He recently commissioned a truly unique rebind, which brought together The Didache Bible and The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Yep!  He put them together and bound them i... [AA Leather] [CCC] [Compendium] [Didache Bible] [Guest Post] [Leather Bibles]

May 2, 12 AM

Thanks to Jonny for sending along some pics and commentary on a recently purchased edition of the Didache Bible. I just received new copies of the hardback and leather editions of the Didache Bible. The latest run of each is a little better than the ... [Didache Bible]

April 30, 12 AM

April 29, 6AM

Looks interesting!  Due out in the Fall from Liturgical Press.Description:David's Successors: Kingship in the Old Testament argues for a new reading of kingship in the Old Testament. Rather than presenting the kings as monsters-with the occasion... [Liturgical Press] [old testament]

April 27, 4AM

Thanks to Gerald for this post.It came rather as a surprise to Catholics that ESV was for consideration for the English language Lectionary when the NRSV-based lectionary was dropped from the table by the International Committee of the English Language (I... [ESV] [Guest Post] [RSV-2CE]

April 25, 5AM

I would like to thank Steven for giving me permission to post his review of the Catholic Study Bible. Steven is Mormon, which makes this review very unique.  Title: The Catholic Study Bible, Third EditionEditors: Donald Senior, John Collins, and Mary... [Catholic Study Bible] [Guest Review] [NABRE] [Oxford University Press]

April 20, 7AM

by Timothy via Catholic Bibles (#73061)
What is your favorite version of the RSV?RSV-CERSV w/apocrypha (Common Bible)RSV-2CEOther? [Bible Poll] [RSV]

April 18, 4AM

April 15, 12 AM

Sin was the word used by the Jews to mean any breach of the law, culpable or not; and they were apt to describe their Gentile neighbors as "sinners," meaning no more than that they were Gentiles. "The Son of Man shall be handed over to sinners" means, alm... [Knox on Translation]

April 12, 9AM

I found your blog by accident while searching for something on Google. Well, maybe it wasn't an accident. I read that you were a theology teacher and I was hoping you could help me figure something out. I'm Catholic and I wanted to draw something for my d...

April 11, 4AM

This volume in the popular Bible study series leads readers through a penetrating study of the Books of 1 & 2 Samuel using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible.Ample notes accompany each page, providing ... [ICSB]

April 7, 12 AM

This came a couple days back from reader Deacon Dave:FYI...just discovered that the Illustrated NT from LTP (that carries a HUGE shipping fee from LTP) is now available through Catholic Communication Center without that huge shipping cost. $12.95 for the ...

April 5, 4AM

Favorite English Translation of the Psalms?DouayKnoxRSVNRSVNABREJerusalemNew JerusalemGrailRevised GrailKJVOther?here [Bible Poll] [Psalms]

April 4, 4AM

Over the past couple of weeks I have received requests from a number of long-time readers of this blog who would like to offer their Bibles for sale/donation.  While this is not a marketplace for Bibles, those who have approached me are really only c... [Didache Bible]

April 1, 12 AM

"Destiny is always jumbling up the pattern of our lives like the patterns in a kaleidoscope. You can't avoid it, even by entering holy religion; you take a vow of stability, only to find that life is one long round of packing. The charmed circle is always... [Ronald Knox] [Weekly Knox]

March 29, 10AM

Last year, I sold a few volumes from my biblical commentaries library.  Most were taken, except the full 5 volume JPS Torah Commentary Series.  Well, I am boxing things up at my house for an upcoming move and would like to offer them to anyone w...

March 28, 4AM

 Thank to long-time friend of this blog, Rolf, for this guest review of the new RSV-2CE Large-Print from Ignatius Press.As some of you know, I have been commenting (and yes, a little ranting) on this blog since 2008 about the whereabouts of a large/g... [Ignatius Press] [Large Print] [RSV-2CE]

March 27, 12 AM

"He is not here, he has risen again." -Luke 24:6 [Knox Bible] [Liturgical]

March 25, 3AM

National Gallery, Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Athens Image caption: Andreas Pavias"And when they reached the place which is named after a skull, they crucified him there; and also the two criminals, one on his right and the other on his left.  Jesus m... [Knox Bible] [Liturgical]

March 21, 12 AM

Sinag-Tala Confraternity BibleOver the past couple of weeks, we have been having a fascinating discussion regarding which OT would fit best with the Confraternity NT were it ever to be re-published in the future.  One of the more interesting comments... [Confraternity Bible] [NAB] [NABRE]

March 18, 6AM

Saw this article today at Aleteia about choosing a Bible.  I have some thoughts, but perhaps I will leave them to the comments section.  How about you?Let’s envision a common scene: shortly after the Easter Vigil a new convert walks into a Cat...

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"We mustn't think of the Old Testament as an awkward fact which we've got to get over somehow, hush it up if possible because it is so difficult to make propaganda out of it. It's the lock into which the key of the Incarnation fits, and if you begin the B... [Weekly Knox]

March 17, 2AM

March 15, 2AM

This questions is directed at all of my Vulgate-loving readers out there: Do you know of a good book or online resource that goes over the history and development of the Vulgate?  I would really like to do a little more research on it.  I am not... [Vulgate]

March 14, 12 AM

Thanks to a reader Daniel for providing this photo.  It is a comparison of the text of the Catholic Study Bible second versus third edition.  The second edition is on the right. [Catholic Study Bible] [NABRE] [Oxford University Press]

March 11, 1AM

The New Testament writings come down to us from a time when the vocabulary of the Christian faith was in the making. Words like grace, faith, salvation and so on, have, for us, exact theological meaning. Then they were used with less precision; they were ... [Knox on Translation] [Weekly Knox]

March 9, 5AM

If a full Confraternity Bible was produced, which edition of the OT would you prefer?Douay (Challoner)Confraternity/NAB (1969)personality test [Bible Poll] [Confraternity Bible]

March 8, 6AM

Courtesy of Baronius PressThank you to my good friend John for offering this reflection on contemplative prayer and the Knox Bible.Greetings. I was offered an opportunity to comment on The Knox Version by my good friend and fellow Catholic Timothy McCormi... [Guest Post] [Knox Bible]

March 7, 5AM

Thank you to all who entered.  After using a random number generator, the winner of the Leap Day Contest is Adam Solomon.Adam, please contact me via email at, mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com, with your address and I will get the prize shipped off to y...

March 4, 8AM

From National Review:I got an e-mail today informing me of a delightful new resource available free of charge at the website of the Catholic publisher Baronius Press.  It’s a complete side-by-side text of the Latin Vulgate, the Douay-Rheims Catholi... [Baronius Press] [Douay-Rheims] [KJV] [Knox Bible] [Vulgate]

March 3, 6AM

If a quality/premium edition of the Confraternity Bible could be produced, I would choose it in the following format:New Testament (1941) OnlyFull Old Testament (1969) and New Testament (1941)I don't really care to have one in any formatpersonality test [Bible Poll] [Confraternity Bible]

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March 2, 5AM

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This link will take you to a new site which has the Clementine Vulgate, Douay-Rheims, and Knox in parallel columns with possible search functions.  Looks like a great resource, which includes both the Douay and Knox notes.  I wonder if Baronius ... [Catholic Bible Online] [Douay-Rheims] [knox] [Vulgate]
From reader vladimir998Well, I don't see the post about the OxUnivPress Leapday sale so I'm going to post this here. Their server was acting up and many people could not place orders. They decided to continue the sale until March 7th. The sale does n...

February 29, 8AM

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In honor of this being a leap year, I am happy to offer this Leap Day contest to you, my wonderful readers.  Thanks to the fine people at Oxford University Press and Image Catholic Books, I will be offering two fantastic books which will certainly pr... [contest]

February 28, 1AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  When I did this series last year, I showed all the readings for that particular Sunday.  However, this year I have decided to focus on just one reading each week.  I would like to pick o... [Sunday's Message]

February 26, 5AM

Many of you are familiar with Fr. Nicholas King S.J. as the person who recently translated the Bible from the Greek to English.  Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College, where he teaches New Test... [Fr. Nicholas King] [King Bible] [Now You Know Media]

February 24, 5AM

"Character is not revealed when life shows its best side, but when it shows its worst." -Archbishop Fulton Sheen (Sermon in a Sentence 63)At the end of 2015, our friends at Baronius Press published a new series of books called Sermon in a Sentence. &... [Baronius Press] [Book Reviews] [JPII]

February 22, 5AM

Yesterday, I received a paperback edition of The Catholic Study Bible 3rd Edition, which appears to have been released about 10 days earlier than expected.  It has the same look and feel as the the 2nd edition (NABRE), which came out in 2011.  T... [Catholic Study Bible] [NABRE] [Oxford University Press]

February 20, 5AM

"We mustn't think of the Old Testament as an awkward fact which we've got to get over somehow, hush is up if possible because it is so difficult to make propaganda out of it.  It's the lock into which the key of the Incarnation fits, and if you begin... [knox] [old testament] [Weekly Knox]

February 16, 2PM

With the helpful update we received last week from Mary Sperry on the revision, I thought maybe we could have a discussion about what we might see in 2025 when the revision may be published.  So, let's list one thing you would like to see in the NABR... [NABRE NT Revision]

February 14, 1AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  When I did this series last year, I showed all the readings for that particular Sunday.  However, this year I have decided to focus on just one reading each week.  I would like to pick o... [Sunday's Message]

February 12, 7AM

Oxford University Press is having a 30% off sale on all their titles this weekend only.  This includes all their NRSV, NABRE, and RSV bibles, including the soon-to-be-released The Catholic Study Bible 3rd Edition.  Here is a link you can use. [Oxford University Press]

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"The Bible claims to contain a message which will not merely instruct you, not merely inform you about the distant past, not merely teach you certain ethical principles, or map out a satisfying hypothesis to explain your place in the universe and give you... [Thomas Merton]

February 10, 1AM

So, Lent is now upon us.  I typically pick a book to journey with me during these forty days, slowly reading and reflecting on a small portion each day.  This year, I have decided to read The Showings of Julian of Norwich.  How about you? &... [Julian of Norwich] [Lent]

February 8, 5AM

Thanks to all of you who posted question, and, of course, to Mary Sperry for taking the time to answer them!One change in previous announcements:Bishop Trautman resigned from the Editorial Board. He now serves as a consultant. Reverend Edward Mazich, OSB,... [Mary Sperry] [NABRE NT Revision]

February 7, 1AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  When I did this series last year, I showed all the readings for that particular Sunday.  However, this year I have decided to focus on just one reading each week.  I would like to pick o... [Sunday's Message]

February 6, 9AM

Below you will find the introduction to the NABRE NT revision, as found on the Catholic Biblical Association website.  I will have Mary Sperry's responses for you on Monday.The Revision of the New American Bible New TestamentIntroduction:At their Jun... [NABRE NT Revision]

February 3, 9AM

I had a little chat with friend-of-this-blog Mary Sperry a few days back to see if she would be willing to field a few questions regarding the status of the NABRE NT revision process.  For those of you who don't know, Mary is the Assoc... [Mary Sperry] [NABRE Revision]

February 2, 9AM

The Lord is my shepherd;     there is nothing I lack. In green pastures he makes me lie down;    to still waters he leads me;     he restores my soul.He guides me along right paths ... [NABRE] [Psalms]

February 1, 8AM

January 31, 1AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  When I did this series last year, I showed all the readings for that particular Sunday.  However, this year I have decided to focus on just one reading each week.  I would like to pick o... [Sunday's Message]

January 28, 9AM

January 26, 1AM

This new audio set is by Fr. Henry Wansbrough, editor of the New Jerusalem Bible, is now available.  It is presented by Now You Know Media.  It is available in both CD and MP3 formats.  Seems like it would be a great resource for Lent.Detai... [NJB] [Now You Know Media] [Wansbrough]

January 24, 1AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  When I did this series last year, I showed all the readings for that particular Sunday.  However, this year I have decided to focus on just one reading each week.  I would like to pick o... [Sunday's Message]

January 22, 3AM

Thanks to reader Chris for this guest blog.Here's a useful guide to the various acronyms for common Biblical translations. Everyone has a favorite, but it's hard to explain  to others precisely why. Sadly, the full name of a translation rarely helps.... [humor]

January 21, 12 PM

Yahweh is my shepherd, I lack nothing.  In meadows of green grass he lets me lie. To the waters of repose he leads me; there he revives my soul. He guides me by paths of virtue for the sake of his name. Though I pass through a gloomy Valley, beside m... [Jerusalem Bible]

January 18, 11AM

I wanted to offer a little space here to hear from those who love and read either the Jerusalem and New Jerusalem Bible's.  If I had time, I would love to do a bit of research into these great translations, but that is not possible at this point in l... [Jerusalem Bible] [New Jerusalem Bible]

January 17, 1AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  When I did this series last year, I showed all the readings for that particular Sunday.  However, this year I have decided to focus on just one reading each week.  I would like to pick o... [Sunday's Message] [The Message]

January 14, 3PM

“He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the ... [NABRE]

January 11, 3PM

Thanks to Chris for this fine article.An interesting development: Ignatius and Lighthouse catholic Media updated their joint Catholic Study Bible App today. In addition to refreshing the UI, they've made an interesting change to the available texts.Before... [Apps] [Ignatius Press] [RSV-2CE]

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So, we are now almost two weeks into 2016.  Some of you may be reading a new Bible that you got over the Christmas holidays or maybe there are some of you who have embarked on a Bible reading plan for the new year.  So, consider this an opportun...

January 10, 1AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  When I did this series last year, I showed all the readings for that particular Sunday.  However, this year I have decided to focus on just one reading each week.  I would like to pick o... [Sunday's Message] [The Message]

January 6, 5AM

Thanks to Joshua for this fine review of the NRSV Pocket Gospels and Psalms from OSV. Amazon also allows you to "look inside" which you can do here.The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) has been a favorite of mine for over 20 years now. I have seen it ... [Compact] [Jubilee Year of Mercy] [NRSV] [Pocket] [Pope Francis]

January 4, 7AM

The Amazon listing, for the paperback, is here.  It will be available also in hardback and bonded leather.  Why not genuine leather, like the NOAB 4th?  This is due to be released in March.Below is the description:This landmark resource, th... [CSB] [NABRE] [Oxford University Press]

January 3, 4AM

"Get out of bed, Jerusalem! Wake up. Put your face in the sunlight. GOD ’s bright glory has risen for you. The whole earth is wrapped in darkness, all people sunk in deep darkness, But GOD rises on you, his sunrise glory breaks over you. Nations will co... [The Message]

December 30 2015, 5AM

Thanks to Eric for the scoop!For more: http://www.ignatius.com/IProducts/278853/ignatius-bible-rsv-2nd-edition-large-print--hardcover.aspx?bCategory=BIBLESFor a look inside:http://www.ignatius.com/Content/Site107/FilesSamples/278853LargePrin_00000018382.p... [Large Print] [RSV-2CE]

December 29, 7AM

First off, I would like to thank you all for sticking with this blog through the years.  I must tell you that it remains a true labor of love.  The main reason for this is not anything I happen to post, but rather the interaction I am blessed to...

December 25, 1AM

There were sheepherders camping in the neighborhood. They had set night watches over their sheep. Suddenly, God’s angel stood among them and God’s glory blazed around them. They were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to annou... [Christmas] [The Message]

December 22, 7AM

December 21, 1AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

December 20, 1AM

But you, Bethlehem, David’s country,    the runt of the litter—From you will come the leader    who will shepherd-rule Israel.He’ll be no upstart, no pretender.    His family tree is ancient and distingui... [The Message]

December 18, 1AM

"Laughter and love are everywhere; in healthy people there is no war between them." -Literary Distractions [Weekly Knox]

December 15, 1AM

Thank you to reader Mike for passing along this piece of news from England and Wales:"The Bishops’ Conference agrees to seek the approval of the Holy See for the use of the Revised Standard Version (2nd Catholic edition 2010) and the Revised Grail Psalt... [Lectionary] [RSV-2CE]

December 14, 1AM

Thank you to my friend Owen for this review.  I am so excited that this edition is available, since it is sewn NRSV-CE with cross-references.  This may be a possibility for rebinding, or perhaps a publisher like Allan's might consider turning it... [Guest Review] [NRSV]

December 13, 1AM

So sing, Daughter Zion!    Raise the rafters, Israel!Daughter Jerusalem,    be happy! celebrate!God has reversed his judgments against you    and sent your enemies off chasing their tails.From now on, ... [The Message]

December 11, 1AM

"The child who was born in Bethlehem had, for nine months, been carried in the womb at Nazareth, just like any other child; this is our guarantee that, although God, he was truly man.  God did not deceive us by taking on the mere appearance of humani... [Weekly Knox]

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Lord Jesus Christ,you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.Show us your face and we will be saved.Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;the adulteress an... [Jubilee Year of Mercy] [Pope Francis]

December 7, 9AM

Via an online random number generator, the winner of the 3 CD set from Now You Know Media is Mikel del Rosario (?).  If you could send me an email, mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com by the end of the week I will make sure to get your prize out to you.  ...

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

December 6, 1AM

John, Zachariah’s son, out in the desert at the time, received a message from God. He went all through the country around the Jordan River preaching a baptism of life-change leading to forgiveness of sins, as described in the words of Isaiah the prophet... [The Message]

December 4, 5AM

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday received the Book of Gospels which will be used for the liturgies of the upcoming Jubilee.The Book was presented by Archbishop Rino Fisichella, the President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New E... [Jubilee Year of Mercy] [Pope Francis]

December 1, 7AM

The fine folks at Now You Know Media have given me three fantastic CD sets from Fr. Felix Just S.J. for this special Advent Contest.  These three, brand new, recrodings are retreats with the Gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John.  I have ... [contest] [Now You Know Media]

November 30, 1AM

I have made no secret of my love for Baronius Press.  In my mind, they are the only Catholic publisher that continues to make high quality, premium Catholic Bibles and other classics of the faith. These are the types of books that will not only last ... [Baronius Press] [Hardback Classics]

November 29, 1AM

"Show me how you work, God; School me in your ways. Take me by the hand; Lead me down the path of truth." -Psalm 25:4-5 (The Message) [The Message]

November 28, 12 PM

This past Lent, part of my prayer each day was using Turning Around: Daily Lenten Reflections with The Message published by ACTA.  I appreciated the reflections by Ann Naffziger, which were both short yet thought-provoking, that accompanied... [ACTA] [Advent] [Jubilee Year of Mercy] [The Message]

November 27, 1AM

"Atomic energy has been manifested to us, so far, only as an instrument of death; and the bomb (like all explosive weapons, but on a scale hitherto unimaginable) is a weapon in the hands of tyranny.  It is suited to the needs of a world in which you ... [Weekly Knox]

November 26, 1AM

"I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus,  for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind— just as the testimony of Christ...

November 25, 9AM

Thanks to Christ for this additional bit of info on the USCCB sale of their new NABRE's:40% OFF: NEW AMERICAN BIBLE, REVISED EDITION (PERSONAL EDITION)List Price: $19.95Sale Price: $11.97DISCOUNT CODE:40FORME (EXP 12/8)http://store.usccb.org/New-Amer...

November 24, 2PM

50% OFF: NEW AMERICAN BIBLE (GIFT EDITION)List Price: $24.95Sale Price: $12.47DISCOUNT CODE50FORMEFollow link:http://store.usccb.org/New-American-Bible-Gift-Edition-p/7-486.htm

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You can view page samples now.  It will be available in paperback soon from Liturgical Training Publications. Description:The Illustrated and Annotated New Testament for Catholics contains the complete text of the New Testament from the New... [Liturgical Training Publications] [NABRE] [Study Bibles]

November 23, 1AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

November 22, 1AM

"Then I saw in my dream, how one came riding on the clouds of heaven, that was yet a son of man; came to where the Judge sat, crowned with age, and was ushered into his presence.  With that, power was given him, and glory, and sovereignty; obey ... [Knox Bible] [Liturgical]

November 21, 1AM

For National Bible Week, I will be proposing a question each day for you to consider.  Let's take this week to consider the great gift that is the Holy Scriptures.Today's Question:What is your favorite passage of Scripture?  Why? [National Bible Week]

November 20, 1AM

For National Bible Week, I will be proposing a question each day for you to consider.  Let's take this week to consider the great gift that is the Holy Scriptures.Today's Question:Do you practice lectio divina?  If so, explain how you do it... [National Bible Week]

November 19, 1AM

For National Bible Week, I will be proposing a question each day for you to consider.  Let's take this week to consider the great gift that is the Holy Scriptures.Today's Question:What are your favorite Bible study tools? [National Bible Week]

November 18, 9AM

Today is the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of Dei Verbum by Pope Paul VI during the Second Vatican Council.  If you haven't read it before, today is a great day to do it. This is one of my most favorite lines in the entire document, found in p... [Dei Verbum] [Dei Verbum at 50]

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For National Bible Week, I will be proposing a question each day for you to consider.  Let's take this week to consider the great gift that is the Holy Scriptures.Today's Question:What is your favorite edition of the Bible edition?  Why? [National Bible Week]

November 17, 1AM

For National Bible Week, I will be proposing a question each day for you to consider.  Let's take this week to consider the great gift that is the Holy Scriptures.Today's Question:What is your favorite translation of the Bible? Why? [National Bible Week]

November 16, 1AM

For National Bible Week, I will be proposing a question each day for you to consider.  Let's take this week to consider the great gift that is the Holy Scriptures.Today's Question:What is your favorite book of the Bible?  Why? [National Bible Week]

November 15, 1AM

For National Bible Week, I will be proposing a question each day for you to consider.  Let's take this week to consider the great gift that is the Holy Scriptures.Today's Question:Who is your favorite Bible character?  Why? [National Bible Week]

November 13, 9AM

Take the quiz Here for a chance to win one of their new NABRE Bibles [National Bible Week]

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"For humour, frown upon it as you will, is nothing less than a fresh window of the soul.  Through that window we see, not indeed a different world, but the familiar world of our experience distorted as if by the magic of some tricksy sprite.  It... [Weekly Knox]

November 12, 8AM

Thanks to my friend Paul for pointing me to this great article, on the Cambridge University Press site, about how to recognize a fine Bible.   Follow this link and make sure to bookmark it for future use.

November 11, 6AM

Take a look at the new USCCB NABRE Personal Edition. Also available in gift and paperback editions, this is finally a Catholic Bible that doesn't need to be rebound.  The bonded leather cover flexes nicely to lay flat, the typeface is clean and a dec... [Guest Review] [NABRE] [USCCB]

November 10, 1AM

For a long time, the USCCB left the NAB(RE) to be published by other Catholic publishing houses. This changed last year when the USCCB published a pocket Gospels and Acts in the NABRE translation.  Now recently, the USCCB has produced a regular sized... [Bible Review] [NABRE] [USCCB]

November 9, 1AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

November 8, 1AM

1 Kings 17:10-16Knox:So he rose up and went to Sarephtha, and he had but reached the city gate when he met a woman gathering fire-wood; whereupon he called out to her, asking her to give him a cup of water to drink.  And as she went to fetch it,... [Knox vs. The Message]

November 6, 1AM

"The translator, let me suggest in passing, must never be frightened of the word 'paraphrase'; it is a bogey of the half-educated.  As I have already tried to point out, it is almost impossible to translate a sentence without paraphrasing; it is a pa... [Weekly Knox]

November 5, 1AM

I have mentioned before on this blog that one of my favorite devotions is The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  There are a number of things that have attracted me to this liturgy of the Church over the years.  First, the history of thi... [Angelus Press] [Baronius Press] [Book Reviews] [Douay-Rheims] [Little Office]

November 4, 4AM

A very helpful note from reader Dan, who spotted this edition on eBay.  Thank you!Dear Timothy,Sorry to bother you but I hope you can help with this....I remember reading a few months ago that a user named "Daniel Cantelmo" was looking for a rare Cra...

November 3, 5AM

November 2, 6AM

"And now, recalling his men from the pursuit, he made his way to the city of Adollam; the week had gone round, and here, duly cleansed from defilement, they kept the sabbath.  Next day, with Judas at their head, they went back to recover the bod... [knox] [Liturgical]

November 1, 12 AM

Matthew 5:1-12Knox:Jesus, when he saw how great was their number, went up on to the mountain-side; there he sat down, and his disciples came about him. And he began speaking to them; this was the teaching he gave. Blessed are the poor in spirit;... [Knox vs. The Message]

October 30, 12 AM

"It isn't true that there had to be a devil.  According to Catholic theology, the devils were created good and were meant by God to be good; only he determined to create them as beings having a moral power of choice; and it is not possible, not conce... [Weekly Knox]

October 27, 2AM

Cambridge University Press is known for produce high quality Bibles.  For Catholics, their edition of the NRSV Reference Bible w/ Apocrypha is one of the nicest on the market.  It had been out of print for the past year or so, but recently it ha... [Cambridge University Press] [NRSV] [premium leather]

October 26, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

October 25, 12 AM

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)Knox:Rejoice, the Lord says, at Jacob’s triumph, the proudest of nations greet with a glad cry; loud echo your songs of praise, Deliverance, Lord, for thy people, for the remnant of Israel! From the north countr... [Knox vs. The Message]

October 23, 6AM

I got a copy of the '91 NOAB NRSV on ebay. It's the 'special Cokesbury edition' with thumb indexes. It's great! Almost new quality, no markings. The only thing is, and I knew this when I bought it, it has the original owner's name deeply embossed on the f... [reader questions]

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"Our Lord warns us that we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven except as children.  What is the use of encouraging children to grow older, if the grand lesson of life is, after all, to learn to be as young as they?" -University and Anglican Sermons [Weekly Knox]

October 22, 12 AM

A couple days back I posted an introduction Pope Francis wrote for the German edition of the YouCat Bible.  There were many great things he said in this introduction, but none more striking to me than what he wrote at the very beginning:"If you could... [NRSV] [OBOY] [Oxford University Press] [Pope Francis]

October 21, 10AM

Just received this email from the USCCB.  They are selling some new editions of the NABRE's, including a leather edition.  (Not sure if it is genuine or bonded.)  This is a very good thing.  Available in various editions, these Bibles ... [NABRE] [USCCB]

October 20, 4AM

Pope Francis recently penned an introduction to the German edition of the YouCat Bible.  I think one doesn't have to be a youth to appreciate his words here.My dear young friends:If you could see my Bible, you would not be particularly impressed. Wha... [Pope Francis]

October 19, 4AM

Kai H from California is the winner of the Message Bible and books contest.  Kai, please email me with your full name and address within one week.  My email is mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com.  I will send out your prize a day or so after I recei...

October 18, 12 AM

This week, we compare the translations from the first reading for 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)Knox:Ay, the Lord’s will it was, overwhelmed he should be with trouble. His life laid down for guilt’s atoning, he shall yet be rewarded; father of a lon... [Knox vs. The Message]

October 16, 12 AM

"Always, it is the things which affect us outwardly and impress themselves on our senses that are the shams, the imaginaries; reality belongs to the things of the spirit." - Pastoral Sermons [Weekly Knox]

October 14, 8AM

Follow this link to hear a great talk delivered by Bp. Robert Barron on Vatican II and Scripture in the Liturgy. [Dei Verbum] [Fr. Barron] [Vatican II]

October 13, 1AM

I would like to thank the wonderful people at ACTA Publications for providing me the following new books for this contest.  The theme for this contest is The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  The winner will receive a paper back edition of ... [contest] [The Message]

October 12, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

October 11, 12 AM

This week, we compare the translations from the first reading for 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (B)Knox:Whence, then, did the prudence spring that endowed me? Prayer brought it; to God I prayed, and the spirit of wisdom came upon me. This I valued mor... [Knox vs. The Message]

October 9, 12 AM

"Bethlehem means Christ born man, and man re-born in Christ.  Calvary means that mankind has died in the person of Christ, it means also that Christ has died in the name of mankind; not instead of us, as our substitute, but in our name as our represe... [Weekly Knox]

October 7, 6AM

I am happy to share with you a few photos from Max's recent rebinding of his Didache NABRE. This may be the most premium NABRE in existence! Enjoy!  It only took two weeks from the day I mailed it to AA Leather to the day I held the completed project... [AA Leather] [Didache Bible] [Guest Post] [NABRE] [premium leather]

October 5, 12 AM

I recently was contacted by Mike who has completed a unique project that may be of interest to all of you who love the Douay-Rheims Bible.  It is called The Douay-Rheims New Testament (Paragraph Edition).  As someone who as advocated for more mo... [Douay-Rheims] [Paragraph Bible]

October 4, 12 AM

2nd Reading for the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year BI have decided to resurrect the old "Knox vs. The Message" Sunday post.  If you like it, I may continue with it into the future.  Each week I will pick one of the Sunday readings to compare... [Knox vs. The Message]

October 2, 12 AM

Thank to Lenny, who spotted a possible release of the third edition of The Catholic Study Bible on the OUP website.  It appears to be scheduled for a February publication date, in paperback, hardcover, and bonded leather.Edited by Donald Senior,... [Catholic Study Bible] [NABRE] [Oxford University Press]

October 1, 12 AM

Many thanks to Chris for another great guest post.One of the pleasant surprises coming out of the recent Catholic Bible Taxonomy post was spending time with some less familiar translations during the Office of Readings in Morning Prayer. This week, let's ... [Guest Post] [Knox Bible]

September 29, 12 AM

My friend Jason, who is an ambassador for the Saint John's Bible, has committed a great deal of his time sharing this masterpiece with people.  Last October, he traveled up to the high school where I teach and presented the Saint John's Bib... [Saint John's Bible]

September 28, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

September 27, 12 AM

It has been a few months, but I have decided to resurrect the old "Knox vs. The Message" Sunday post.  If you like it, I may continue with it into the future.  Each week I will pick one of the Sunday readings to compare between the two translati... [Knox vs. The Message] [Sunday's Message]

September 25, 12 AM

"Original Sin is the only key which fits the whole puzzle of existence."-Enthusiasm [Weekly Knox]

September 23, 12 AM

Thanks again to Chris for this wonderful guest post.If you pray the Liturgy of the Hours, you may be interested in a new resource for use with the expanded two-year cycle of the Office of Readings.Coming out of Vatican II, Sacrosanctum concilium took the ... [Guest Post] [Lectionary] [Liturgical]

September 22, 7AM

OSV will be publishing a paperback The Pocket Gospels and Psalms in the NRSV translation sometime in late October.  If you go to the Amazon listing, you can take a look inside.  It looks quite readable.  I may have to pick one up mysel... [NRSV] [OSV] [Pocket] [Pope Francis]

September 21, 12 AM

I am always delighted to share with you pictures and stories of people who have had their Bibles rebound.  Today, I am happy to introduce you to Tom, who had a vintage 1950's Knox Bible rebound by Leonard's.  Enjoy!I've long wanted to do a Leona... [Guest Post] [Knox Bible] [Knox Rebound] [leonards]

September 20, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

September 18, 12 AM

"Sanctity is not a work done, it is a life lived." - Occasional Sermons [Weekly Knox]

September 16, 12 AM

Thank you to Chris for this review of his CCB:One of the pleasant surprises coming out of last week's Catholic Bible Taxonomy was getting to spend time with some less familiar translations. This week, let's take a closer look at the Christian Community Bi... [CCB]

September 15, 6AM

Yesterday, I chatting on email with a reader of this blog, who reminded me of the beauty of Msgr. Knox's translation.  So, I wanted to share with you a passage from the 45th chapter of Isaiah (Isaias), beginning with verse 15, because it is passage o... [Knox Bible]

September 14, 4AM

Congrats to Victoria T.  You are the winner of the Pope Benedict books.  Just send me an email with you address (within one week) and those books will be sent off to you.  Thanks to all who participated.

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

September 13, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

September 11, 12 AM

"The reason why we get tired of saying the rosary so much, is because we think about it so little.  We don't treat it exactly as it if were a prayer-wheel, but we treat it very much as if it were a prayer wheel; we don't really want to say it, we wan... [Weekly Knox]

September 10, 8AM

Tan Books/Saint Benedict Press has been re-publishing a number of older titles from the Confraternity of the Precious Blood recently.  You can pre-order this here for $11.95.  I would assume that it is the Confraternity translation.  I thin... [Confraternity Bible] [Saint Benedict Press]

September 9, 2AM

It is back to school time for almost everyone.  I have been back for almost a month at this point.  So, in celebration of this, I am going to offer a special Benedict XVI giveaway.  The winner will receive the following books, all of which ... [contest]

September 8, 10AM

Thanks to Michael for pointing this out to me.  Go check it out! Confraternity Bible: New Testament and Supplemental Commentary [Confraternity Bible]

September 7, 12 AM

A taxonomy of Catholic Bibles in EnglishThe variety of Bible translations in English is staggering, yet only a few may be used by the Catholic faithful for private prayer and study - namely those approved “by the Apostolic See or a local ordinary prior ...

September 6, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

September 4, 12 AM

"Truth is something homelier and friendlier than bare intellectual conviction.  Revealed truth does not merely claim the homage of our intellects, it satisfies the aspirations of our hearts." -Occasional Sermons [Weekly Knox]

September 3, 7AM

May 2, 2016 I wonder what this means in regards to the completed Bible? [ICSB]

September 2, 12 AM

Michael Stark is the Executive Producer of the Truth & Life Bible.  The Truth and Life app. is a free download that has taken the award winning Truth & Life Dramatized New Testament audio and synchronized it at verse level to the RSV-CE Bible... [Audio Bibles] [Mike Stark] [Truth & Life]

September 1, 12 AM

All of us who live in the United States are looking forward to the arrival of Pope Francis next month for his first journey to America, which culminates at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The main organizer for this event is Bishop Jean Laf... [Book Reviews] [Image Books] [Jean Laffitte]

August 31, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

August 30, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

August 28, 6AM

From USCCB:WASHINGTON—Families, parishes, schools and other Catholic groups can participate in National Bible Week, November 15-21, with resources provided in English and Spanish and available on the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. T... [National Bible Week] [USCCB]

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"Part of God's design for the sanctification of your soul is the influence which husband or wife is going to have on you." -The Hidden Stream [Weekly Knox]

August 27, 12 AM

Thanks to Chris for sharing these photos, and his thoughts, with us.  I was unaware that Liturgical Press published the RSV-CE back in the day.  This looks similar to the one Ignatius and Scepter published a decade or so ago.  Enjoy!With th... [Guest Post] [RSV-CE]

August 26, 5AM

Thanks to reader Mike for sharing this with me.  It is a copy of a pre-challoner Douay-Rheims.  Very cool and interesting. [Douay-Rheims]

August 25, 6PM

No, I am not starting a Facebook page or Twitter for that matter.  Instead I wanted to give you some links to helpful and official Facebook pages related to our favorite Catholic Bibles.  On these pages, you can often get updated information abo...

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I am in the process of cleaning out and reorganizing my (small) library of Bibles and commentaries and have decided to get rid of a few of them.  I was initially thinking of putting them on ebay or amazon, but figured I would see if any one of you wo...

August 24, 12 AM

Thank you to Raymond for sharing these wonderful pictures of his rebound RSV-2CE.  I love posting these rebinding projects. They are a reminder to me that it is important to continue to encourage our Catholic publishers to consider creating Catholic ... [Guest Post] [premium leather] [RSV-2CE]

August 23, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

August 21, 12 AM

"We can only suppose that God judges with infinite tenderness the opportunities, the temptations, the natural disadvantages, the motives, the struggles, of every soul that has ever lived." -Difficulties [Weekly Knox]

August 20, 12 AM

Greg Pierce is President and Co-Publisher of ACTA Publications.  Back in the summer of 2013, I interviewed Greg concerning the publication of The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  I contacted Greg recently to see if he would answer some que... [7 Questions] [Greg Pierce] [The Message]

August 18, 12 AM

Skip to around the 9 minute mark for the interview. [Eugene Peterson] [The Message]

August 17, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

August 16, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

August 14, 12 AM

"The love of God, St. John tells us, resides not in our showing any love for God, but in his showing his love for us first, when he sent out his Son to be an atonement for our sins.  Forget that, and you have forgotten to be a Christian." -Pastoral S... [Weekly Knox]

August 12, 12 AM

Christopher Calderhead is a visual artist and graphic designer who has exhibited his letter-based works in the United States and Great Britain. He graduated from Princeton with a bachelor's degree in art history. In 1998 he obtained a master of divinity d... [7 Questions] [Christopher Calderhead] [Saint John's Bible]

August 10, 12 AM

Thanks to Gerald for passing along this helpful essay on the history of the Jerusalem Bible.  Any original 1966 Jersualem Bible readers out there?  Would love to hear from you! [Jerusalem Bible]

August 9, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

August 7, 12 AM

"An age which had gone mad over a hundred speculative fanaticisms, whose prophets had saturated the public." - Literary Distractions [Weekly Knox]

August 5, 6AM

Luke 1:28: "The angel came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you."Matthew 16:18: "And I say to you: You are Peter, and on this rock I will build my Church and the gates of the netherworld will not prevail against it."Matthew 28:17: "... [NCV]

August 4, 12 AM

Thanks to Deacon Dave for providing the following pictures: [NCV]

August 3, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

August 2, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

July 31, 5PM

Thanks to reader Lenny for receiving the following information directly from Catholic Book Publishing:Thank you for your inquiry concerning the New Catholic Version (“NCV”) of the New Testament published by Catholic Book.  &nb... [NCV]

12 AM

"What an extraordinary thing it is that nobody minds waiting five minutes for a train, but if you wait five minutes in chuch for a service to start it always feels like hours." -Occasional Sermons [Weekly Knox]

July 30, 2PM

We have been having a great conversation discussing all things NCV over at the previous post.  Unfortunately, there is so little that we know, everything tends to be speculative.  While speculation can be great fun, something else has been stirr... [NCV] [OBOY] [translations]

July 28, 12 AM

Don't you love it when a new Catholic translation of the Bible is published, yet you don't know much about it.  (Thank you to a comment from a reader who alerted me to this.)  Well, Catholic Book Publishing produced the NCV Psalms a decade ago. ... [Catholic Book Publishing] [NCV]

July 27, 12 AM

There are few books in the Bible that are as difficult and cause such disagreement in interpretation than the book of Revelation.  All one has to do is either turn on the TV to a local televangelist or search any online bookseller to see how Revelati... [Book Reviews] [CCSS] [NABRE] [Peter Williamson]

July 26, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

July 24, 12 AM

In discussing how one could get discouraged on retreat, Knox encourages his readers to stay "together with Mary"  and to "try and put yourself in the position of those first apostles, who now and again, perhaps, in the course of their ungrateful... [Weekly Knox]

July 23, 6AM

Those of you who have been readers of this blog for a while know that one of my favorite publishers is Baronius Press.  For finely crafted Bibles, prayer books, and hardcover classics, they are about as good as it get in the Catholic publishing world... [Baronius Press] [Blessed Virgin Mary]

July 22, 12 AM

July 21, 12 AM

Over the years, I have had a few bibles rebound by the fine people at Leonard's.  Each time, I have always been extremely satisfied with the finished project.  This time around, I decided to try someone else, upon recommendation from a friend. &... [Diego Caloca] [NRSV] [premium leather]

July 20, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

July 19, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

July 17, 9AM

As I am reading through Knox's Retreat for Lay People and reflecting on the state of the world today, this quote grabbed me: "It won't matter frightfully if the Day of Judgement comes and finds us asleep in bed.  What will matter is if it finds us si...

12 AM

"We are not, please God, blind as Bartimaeus was, but our spectacles have got a good deal furred over, haven't they?  We don't see straight always; we mistake the things that aren't worth having, the things that aren't worth doing, for things that ar... [Weekly Knox]

July 16, 3AM

A pleasant reminder that our Protestant brothers and sisters consistently make better and more innovative study Bibles in a more timely manner:NIV Zondervan Study Bible [NIV]

July 14, 12 AM

You knew it was going to happen soon, right?  Well, veteran of the comment box and reader of this blog, Rolf, had his Didache Bible (RSV-2CE) rebound by Leonard's.  I know there are more of you out there who are contemplating doing the exact sam... [Didache Bible] [Guest Post] [leonards] [MTF] [RSV-2CE]

July 13, 5AM

This was really difficult to choose.  But after some thought, the winner is Adolfo. Thank you for all the great entries.  Adolfo please email me, mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com, with your name and address.  I'll get the Bible out to you thi...

July 12, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

July 10, 3AM

On EBay there is a lovely Jerusalem Bible for sale at a reasonable price.  Thanks to reader Eric for pointing this out.  Here is the link:http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=201385462248&globalID=EBAY-US

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Msgr. Ronald Knox is one of those authors/guides that I continue to come back to time and time again.  (The other author I would include in this, at least for me, is Thomas Merton.)  This isn't just the case because he is the unofficial patron o... [Weekly Knox]

July 7, 8AM

A number of years back, I highlighted the thinline qualities of an Oxford RSV-CE readers edition, which is now out-of-print.  Because it didn't have cross-references, I copied a page of the "Old Testament references in the New Testament" chart and ad... [contest] [leonards] [Oxford University Press] [RSV-CE]

July 6, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

July 5, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

July 3, 5AM

I was reading through the recently released book The Lost Works of Ronald Knox by Catholic Answers last night.  The last section in the book is an unfinished work by Knox on apologetics.  He died before he could finish it.  In this work, wh... [Apologetics] [knox]

July 2, 10AM

Just doing some reading today from my Knox Bible and found myself in Ecclesiasticus (or Sirach) chapter 47 concerning the praise of David.  I just love how Knox renders verses 2-4.  I will put the NRSV translation first, followed by Knox.  ... [Knox Bible]

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This is a helpful article on perspective, give it a read: http://m.aleteia.org/en/religion/article/learning-to-read-the-bible-the-way-jesus-did-5771300450598912?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook

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I am looking for a couple very specific things for a priest in my life and am hoping you could assist. He wants a RSV-CE2 study bible, one with large margins, preferable lined margins, for note taking and remarks. I suggested he print his own since findin...

July 1, 12 AM

Happy Summer to you!  Every so often I feel the need to giveaway many of the Bibles I have obtained over the years.   The truth is that I continue to have too many Bibles and need to focus on the ones that I actually read.  Or should I say,...

June 30, 7AM

From the protagonist himself:http://bibleexchange.com/the-death-of-my-one-bible-one-year-resolution/I am still rolling along, with a couple of minor hiccups along the way.  More on how I am doing will be revealed shortly..... [OBOY]

June 29, 12 AM

But not about what you may think.  I am happy to post this fascinating report from reader Chris, who examined the translation used throughout Laudato Si.  Thanks for this!  I know that you all will be fascinated by this.As a Catholic, I off... [Guest Blog] [Pope Francis]

June 28, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

June 25, 12 AM

Inspired by Carl Hernz recent NABRE post and the OBOY series, reader Eric was interested in seeing what actual Bible most of you read.  He provided me a series of questions for you to try and answer.  I would be interested in hearing back from y... [OBOY] [reader questions]

June 23, 12 AM

Thanks to Gerald for this helpful post.  This is of interest to me, particularly due to an issue that always pops up when I am teaching books of the OT, most notably the prophets.  The RSV/NRSV follow the Greek verse numbering, while the NABRE f... [Guest Post]

June 22, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

June 21, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an "o... [Sunday's Message]

June 18, 12 AM

June 17, 12 AM

I got this email from reader Marc, who was happy to share this with you.I recently contacted the Common English Bible (CEB) team through their website to commend them for their translation and to inquire about whether they plan to pursue an imprimatur. Th... [CEB]

June 15, 12 AM

Dr. Peter S. Williamson occupies the Adam Cardinal Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. He received his M.A. in Theology from Sacred Heart in 1995 and his S.T.D. in Biblical Theology from the Gregorian Unive... [7 Questions] [CCSS] [Peter Williamson]

June 14, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an... [Sunday's Message]

June 12, 12 AM

June 11, 12 AM

Thanks to reader Keith for providing this info:With my aging eyes, I decided that I really needed to obtain a large print Bible and decided to go with the RSV-CE Large Print.  The Oxford bonded leather 9780195288728 is apparently OOP, but I thought t... [Ignatius Press] [Oxford University Press] [RSV-CE]

June 9, 12 AM

Karl Keating is founder and former president of Catholic Answers, the country’s largest apologetics and evangelization organization. He is the author of a number of important apologetics books, including Catholicism and Fundamentalism and ... [7 Questions] [Catholic Answers] [Karl Keating] [Knox Bible] [Ronald Knox]

June 8, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

June 7, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.)  ... [Sunday's Message]

June 5, 7AM

June 4, 12 AM

Just wanted to let you know that Oxford is having their annual summer 25% off sale.  This includes RSV, NRSV, and NABRE editions.  The sale goes through the end of June.

June 2, 12 AM

A Review of and Prediction for the New American Bible, Revised EditionBy CARL HERNZWhen you walk up to it where it currently stands on display in the Art Institute of Chicago, it is the amazing color that strikes you. Not so much vivid as they are ordinar... [Guest Post] [NABRE]

June 1, 5AM

May 31, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.)  ... [Sunday's Message]

May 29, 12 AM

I pose this question because I was in an email conversation with a reader of this blog who had mentioned that his edition of The Catholic Study Bible NABRE seems to have been updated.  Looking back at an older post on this subject, he pointed out tha... [NABRE] [Oxford University Press]

May 27, 5AM

Which Catholic Translation (in English) will be the most popular in America in 2025?New American Bible - Revised Edition (re-revised NT)RSV-2CENRSVA New Catholic TranslationOther?Poll Maker

May 26, 8AM

If you head over to the American Bible Society (Catholic Ministries Section) you can find a weekly, online, lectio divina prayer resource for use with the Sunday readings. Lectio Divina is a weekly framework for a faithful and respectful reading of the Bi... [ABS] [Lectio Divina]

May 25, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

May 24, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.)  ... [Sunday's Message]

May 22, 12 AM

May 21, 11AM

Thank you to Daniel for posting this in the comments section. Some great things here. Not only is Dr. Mary Healy a wonderful scripture scholar and one of the editors of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture, she is a true missionary. Also, there ... [CCSS] [EWTN] [Journey Home] [Mary Healy] [OBOY]

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The 19th and 20th volumes in the popular Bible study series leads readers through a penetrating study of the Book of Joshua using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible.Ample notes accompany each page, providi... [ICSB]

May 20, 1AM

Focusing on eleven men - the ones, in addition to Jesus, he considers "great"- Father Martin Pable explains their identity, sacred stores, and message for today's men. "This one's for you, guys," he says in his Introduction. A well-known and respecte... [The Message]

May 18, 6AM

I am going to do a little thinking/writing out loud here today.  Consider it a journal entry for the day.  The context of this reflection is my year doing the OBOY (One Bible, One Year) challenge and the results of my prayer life for the past ye... [OBOY]

May 17, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.)  ... [Sunday's Message]

May 15, 12 AM

May 13, 12 AM

Thank you to Javier for this wonderfully helpful essay!Before the Encyclical Letter Divino Afflante Spiritu of 1943, all catholic bibles in spanish were translations of the Vulgate. There were not many of them either: only two, as far as I know: the Petis... [Guest Post] [Spanish Bibles]

May 11, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

May 10, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.)  ... [Sunday's Message]

May 8, 3PM

Here are a few pictures of the Didache NABRE (Leather) Edition I received today.  I love the page layout, which is quite readable and full of information.  They really did a great job getting both the NABRE and CCC annotations onto each page, wi... [Didache Bible] [First Look] [NABRE]

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May 7, 4PM

I have been asked by a few readers whether or not the re-released LRCSB Deluxe Edition, which will be published in early summer, would be in a sewn binding.  I confirmed with Liturgical Press that yes indeed it will be sewn.  Well done Liturgica...

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Thanks to Eric for this info:1.  Will be leather over boards2.  Will be dark green 3.  Will not ship for a couple weeks yet. 

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It was scheduled to be shipped on May 1.  If so, your thoughts thus far?

May 6, 12 AM

May 5, 6AM

2 Samuel (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible encourages readers to explore how the vital roots of the ancient Christian tradition should inform and shape faithfulness today. In this addition to the se... [Fr. Barron]

May 3, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.)  ... [Sunday's Message]

April 29, 12 AM

The Didache NABRE will begin shipping on Friday.  If you want the discount through MTF, you need to pre-order by tomorrow!  Pre-order here.This edition uses the New American Bible, Revised Edition translation of the complete text ... [Didache Bible]

April 28, 12 AM

Before I start this post, I would like to thank Timothy for giving me opportunity to post in this blog. I had been an avid reader of the blog maybe around 3 years already.The Biblical environment here in the Philippines is not that extant compared to the ... [Guest Post] [Philippines]

April 27, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

April 26, 12 AM

Welcome back to another edition of Sunday's Message.  Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.)  ... [Sunday's Message]

April 23, 5PM

Brian is a brand new Catholic who works and lives at the Catholic Worker House in New Orleans. If you are willing to help him out in any way, I would be immensely grateful.

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This article dates back to 2002, before Griffin was given the task to translate the Deuterocanonical books from the Nova Vugata for The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. Thanks to Russ for the link.Among his mail one foggy Oxford morning, C. S. Lewis ... [The Message] [William Griffin]

April 21, 12 AM

The following review is largely photo image driven and it's focus is on the physical book itself including contents but not speaking to the "translation." Thanks for Timothy for the invitation to do this when I mentioned that I had acquired a copy.Th... [Guest Review] [King Bible]

April 20, 1PM

I've noticed that a few of your readers have highly praised the Revised English Bible (REB), and after seeking more information on this translation, I have a question that perhaps you or your readers could answer: As far as I can tell, a Catholic edition ... [REB]

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The Agenda of Priestly TaxonomyLance HawleyEcclesiastes 9:1-12: An Emphatic Statement of ThemesAddison G. Wright, P.S.S.Creature Features: Monstrosity and the Construction of Human Identity in the Testament of Solomon Thomas Scott CasonIs the Lucan J... [CBQ]

April 19, 12 AM

To mark the 10th anniversary of the election of our beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict, I am very happy to announce a new monthly (bi-monthly?) column by Llanbedr.   Some of you may know him from interactions in the comment section of this blog. &nb... [BXVI] [Monthly Benedict] [Verbum Domini]

April 17, 10AM

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April 16, 10AM

Not sure if I ever posted this article from last summer about the Catholic/Ecumenical edition of The Message. Catholics get 'The Message' in new edition of Bible | National Catholic Reporter [The Message]

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 The Psalms are routinely listed as one of the most beloved parts of the Bible.  They so often are able to catch a particular feeling or state in life we may find ourselves in, particularly in relation to God or others.  The Psalms have pla... [Audio Bibles] [Hear My Prayer] [NRSV] [Psalms]

April 15, 12 AM

From our friends at the Ronald Knox Society of North America:Here's some good news: Catholic Answers has published a beautiful new volume of 6 forgotten Knox sermons and essays. The book will be off the press in April but is available for p... [Ronald Knox]

April 14, 12 AM

by Timothy via Catholic Bibles (#53335)
Illuminating the WordThe Making of The Saint John's BibleSECOND EDITION This completely updated and expanded edition of Illuminating the Word devotes a separate chapter to each of the Bible's seven volumes and includes:Fascinating new ... [Saint John's Bible]

April 13, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

April 12, 12 AM

I feel like mixing things up a bit this week, so I am bringing back the series called "Sunday's Message." Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for givin... [Sunday's Message]

April 9, 9AM

It seems that the Deluxe Edition of the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible (NABRE) will be available again in the coming months, according to Liturgical Press.  The Liturgical Press website is taking pre-orders, with a publication date of mid-June... [Little Rock] [NABRE]

April 7, 10AM

Every so often I feel the need to giveaway many of the Bibles I have obtained over the years.  While sometimes the person behind this desire is my wife, and rightly so I might add, this time, however, it was clearly the person of the Holy Spirit that...

April 6, 12 AM

Thank you to Owen for providing this overview of the HarperOne Life with God Bible (w/ Deuterocanonicals) in the NRSV translation.  You can view some pages here.As to its content:- In its "with Deuterocanonical books" edition the Life With God Bible ... [NRSV] [The Life with God Bible]

April 5, 12 AM

And when the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome had bought spices, to come and anoint Jesus.  So they came to the tomb very early on the day after the sabbath, at sunrise. And they began to question among t...

April 3, 12 AM

After this Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but in secret, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him leave; so he came and took Jesus’ body away; and with him was Nicodemus, the same...

April 2, 5AM

A recent discussion on this blog concerning the Fr. King translation of the Bible has pointed out that Baruch 6, the Letter of Jeremiah, was left untranslated.  Well, our King Bible correspondent Russ emailed Fr. King and received this following... [Fr. Nicholas King] [King Bible]

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The tradition which I received from the Lord, and handed on to you, is that the Lord Jesus, on the night when he was being betrayed, took bread, and gave thanks, and broke it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body, given up for you. Do this for a comm...

April 1, 7AM

Didache Bible: NABRE EditionPreview available on websiteIntroductory pre-sale price for leather edition of $51.99 and $35.99 for hardcoverThis edition uses the New American Bible, Revised Edition translation of the complete text o... [Didache Bible] [NABRE]

March 31, 12 AM

Back in August, we had a major rain event in southeast Michigan which caused severe flash flooding. Many of the sewers in my area backed-up, causing sewage to come out of the drains in many homes in my area, including mine.  We had a total of two fee... [Knox Bible]

March 30, 12 AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

March 29, 12 AM

As we enter into Holy Week, I wish you all a blessed week.  Knox:When they were approaching Jerusalem, and Bethany, which is close to mount Olivet, he sent two of his disciples on an errand:  Go into the village that faces you, he told them... [Knox vs. The Message]

March 27, 4AM

Listen to the voices of poets, theologians, novelists, scholars, priests, pastors, and spiritual writers as they pointedly and poignantly read each of the 150 psalms in the Psalter. With James Martin, sj, Thomas Lynch, Luci Shaw, Phyllis Tickle, Kathleen ... [Audio Bibles] [NRSV] [Psalms]

March 26, 12 AM

Russ continues his analysis of the King Bible with a look at his translation of the Septuagint.“In the beginning God made heaven and earth. And the earth was invisible and unformed; and darkness was upon the abyss, and the Spirit of God was rushing upon... [Fr. Nicholas King] [King Bible] [LXX]

March 24, 1PM

Which Protestant Translation Would You Like to See Come in an Approved Catholic Edition?ESVKJV/NKJVNLTNIVNASBHCSBPoll Maker [Bible Poll] [Poll]

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Milton Walsh holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome.  An expert on Knox's writing, he is the author of Second Friends: C.S. Lewis and Ronald Knox in Conversation and Ronald Knox as Apologist: Wit, Laughter, and the... [7 Questions] [Fr. Milton Walsh] [Knox Bible] [Ronald Knox]

March 23, 3PM

From reader Dominic (and Eric), who received the following info via an email from Ignatius:Please be advised that the leather Didache Bible should now be available in mid-May. Our co-publisher found a printer whose quality was satisfactory and they should... [Didache Bible]

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Since the inauguration of this blog, I have had the privilege to get to know some of you through emails, some via Facebook, or others even in person.  Recently, one of my readers, who lives very close to me, dropped off a bag of extra Bibles and miss... [Bible Edition Review] [Knox Bible]

March 22, 6AM

Saint Benedict Press has numerous editions of the RSV, NABRE, and Douay-Rheims.  They even have a pocket Confraternity NT.  If you want one of these, today is the day. [Saint Benedict Press]

12 AM

I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

March 20, 12 AM

I would like to introduce you to Russ.  Some of you may know him for his recent series of posts concerning the King Bible.  He has graciously accepted an offer, from me, to begin a series of post looking Msgr. Ronald Knox's On Englishing the Bib... [Friday Hard Knox]

March 19, 1PM

Thanks to KT for the link from the CBA Retailers site, which shows that the NABRE and NRSV are in the top 15 unit sales.  The CBA Best-Seller and category top-seller lists are compiled from actual sales in Christian stores.  This list does not i... [NABRE] [NRSV]

March 18, 3PM

From reader Dominic:Concerning approved Catholic Bible translations, which would be considered to show the most fidelity to the ancient manuscripts while also falling in line with the teachings and traditions of Holy Mother Church?  I don't want a de...

March 17, 7AM

So, every once in a while I like to ask you, my loyal readers, a few questions concerning this blog.  This blog began in 2008 because I felt that there were very few places online for Catholics to go to discuss issues concerning the quality of the va...

March 16, 8PM

Congrats to Alejandro "Alex" Sanchez & Patrick who are the winners of the Knox book.  Please  email me. mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com, with your full name and address.

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

March 15, 12 AM

I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

March 12, 12 AM

HHaven't done one of these in a while, but I was re-reading On Englishing the Bible and came across this interesting quote.  It caused me to reflect on whether or not things are better or worse, in regards to Catholics reading the Bible, than in Knox... [Knox on Translation] [Ronald Knox]

March 11, 12 AM

http://www.cornerstonehudson.org/node/519

March 9, 12 AM

Russ, who interviewed Fr. King, now presents us a review of the King Bible.  Thanks to Russ for taking the time to do this!After becoming aware of (and then purchasing) Fr. Nicholas King’s translation of the scriptures at the beginning of the year,... [Fr. Nicholas King] [Guest Review] [King Bible]

March 8, 12 PM

So, I was reading through Ephesians today and decided to turn to my beloved Knox Bible.  (Yes, I know I am "suppose" to be only using the NRSV, but, hey, I am weak!). I love how Knox translates Ephesians 1:3-14, which I want to share with you:"3 ... [Knox Bible]

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I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

March 6, 9AM

It is happening and will be released later this year.  I was informed about this by a representative from Midwest Theological Forum.  Official announcement will be made in the next month or two. [Didache Bible] [NABRE]

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March 5, 1AM

I know that many of you love the venerable Douay-Rheims Bible.  I have a deep appreciation for it as well, and think, like many Protestants do about the KJV, that every Catholic should own a copy of the Douay-Rheims.  It is an important part of ... [Baronius Press] [Bible Edition Review] [Douay-Rheims]

March 4, 1AM

Follow this link, via the blog PrayTell, for an interesting article on the Revised Grail Psalms.  You can read the Revised Grail Psalms here. [Revised Grail Psalms]

March 3, 1AM

 I want to thank reader Russ for purchasing this new Bible translation and reaching out to Fr. Nicholas King.  I hope you enjoy being introduced to this new translation.  You can learn more about Fr. Nicholas King at his website.  More... [7 Questions] [Fr. Nicholas King] [King Bible]

March 2, 1AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

March 1, 1AM

I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

February 26, 5AM

From Epicpew.com(Thanks to Louis for spotting this.)

February 25, 1AM

Last week I mentioned my struggle with finding a reading Bible and alluded to a different Bible that I was now planning to use.  Well, this is the one I was speaking about, and I couldn't be happier.  The Oxford NRSV (anglicized) Pocket Edition ... [Compact] [NRSV] [Oxford University Press] [OYOB] [premium leather]

February 23, 1AM

An important part of the "One Year, One Bible" initiative was choosing to stick with a particular translation for an entire year.  From my perspective, I wanted a translation that was both literary and formal enough for study.  One that could be... [NRSV] [OBOY]

February 22, 1AM

I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

February 20, 1AM

Now You Know Media has a new set out by Fr. Felix Just on the Lectionary.  It looks quite good.  Here is some information about it:“The study of the sacred page, is as it were, the soul of sacred theology” (Dei Verbum, 24). This teaching fro... [Lectionary] [Now You Know Media]

February 19, 1AM

So, those of you who have joined me on this, how are you doing?  I have been doing ok, although I have made a slight adjustment.  At various points over the past month and a half I have been "tempted" to switch to a different Bible edition. &nbs... [OBOY]

February 18, 1AM

But there’s also this, it’s not too late—    God’s personal Message!—“Come back to me and really mean it!    Come fasting and weeping, sorry for your sins!”Change your life, not just your clothes.   &n... [Lent] [The Message]

February 17, 1AM

Each year during the season of Lent I typically choose a devotional and a book to read, along with my daily use of the Liturgy of the Hours.  As I mentioned a few weeks back, I will be using Turning Around: Daily Lenten Reflections with The Mess... [Donald Senior] [Lent] [The Message]

February 16, 1AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

February 15, 1AM

I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

February 12, 1AM

I am happy to share with you a guest review from longtime reader Eric:I received my copy of the Didache Bible a couple weeks ago (thanks Rose at Ignatius Press!), and I have been very impressed.  As with my other reviews, this one is written from the... [Didache Bible] [Guest Review] [Ignatius Press] [RSV-2CE]

February 10, 1AM

Deacon Jim Knipper is a Roman Catholic deacon serving the Diocese of Trenton, N.J. When not serving his faith community at St. Paul’s in Princeton, he is CEO of J. Knipper and Company, Inc., and a principal of Clear Faith Publishing LLC and editor/contr... [7 Questions] [Homilists for the Homeless]

February 9, 5AM

Thanks to all who entered this contest.  The winner is...........Joe Ross.  Joe, please email me, mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com, within a week to receive your prize.  

February 8, 1AM

I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

February 6, 6AM

Exodus 10 sessions An excellent way to focus our thoughts and deepen our prayer life during Lent is to turn to the Bible. This Lent, follow the themes of liberation, wilderness, covenant, and God's dwelling with his people. Now is the perfect ti... [Little Rock]

February 3, 1AM

We are a couple weeks away from beginning the holy season of Lent.  As a way to prepare for those 40 Days, I am happy to offer a contest for my readers who live in North America.  The winner will receive a pretty fantastic prize pack. If selecte...

February 2, 1AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

February 1, 1AM

I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

January 30, 1AM

Saint Mary’s Press, in collaboration with The National Black Catholic Congress, Inc., is proud to present The African American Catholic Youth Bible®, the first Catholic Bible for youth designed especially from the African American perspective. Thi... [African American Catholic Youth Bible] [Saint Mary's Press]

January 28, 1AM

I am one who likes to utilize a new devotional each year as I journey through Lent.  This year, I will be using Turning Around: Daily Lenten Reflections with The Message published by ACTA.  One of the things I like about a devotional l... [The Message]

January 27, 1AM

I need to make a confession: Before reading John Michael Talbot's (JMT) The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today, I knew very little about the man.  Sure, I knew about him and had heard some of his music before, most... [Aquilina] [church fathers] [John Michael Talbot]

January 26, 1AM

Of all the "upcoming" Bibles that my readers have been waiting for over the past year, The Didache Bible: Ignatius Bible Edition ranks as likely one of the highest in anticipation.  Of course, as often happens with such eager expectations, one may fe... [Bible Edition Review] [Didache Bible] [MTF] [RSV-2CE]

January 25, 1AM

I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

January 22, 5AM

"Through Those Who Are Near to Me, I Will Show Myself Holy": Nahab and Abihu and Apophatic TheologyGary A. AndersonWho Is Like David?  Was David Like David?  Good Kings in the Book of KingsAlison L. Joseph"There is Hope for a Tree": Job's Hope f... [CBQ]

January 20, 1AM

A Discussion of Bible Translations and Biblical Scholarship by Mark D. Given of Missouri State UniversityNow, you discuss!  :) [NRSV]

January 19, 1AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]

January 18, 1AM

I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

January 14, 9PM

I received my hardcover copy of The Didache Bible earlier today, and I must say it is quite an impressive volume.  I will provide a proper review in the coming weeks, but I will say that a couple things stand out:* The page layout is very clear and r... [Didache Bible]

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First Thessalonians and the Corinthian Correspondence: A Bible Study CourseWhat can the letters of Paul, the earliest Christian writings, teach you about living virtuously today? Find out in this brilliant Bible study course on three of Paul’s most impo...

January 12, 3PM

Some of you have already received it and have shared your comments on a previous post.  I thought I might start a new post here for those who would like to comment.  I should be getting mine within the next day or so.Here are a few comments so f... [Didache Bible]

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The New Testament Canon: The Development of the Gospels from Oral Tradition to Sacred ScriptureYou can purchase this set and see a preview here.The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are arguably the most important works of literature to emerge afte... [Catholic Courses] [Saint Benedict Press]

January 11, 1AM

Knox:And thus he preached, One is to come after me who is mightier than I, so that I am not worthy to bend down and untie the strap of his shoes.  I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Ghost.  At this time, Jesus... [Knox vs. The Message]

January 9, 1AM

The CCSS edition for The Gospel of John, written by Francis Martin and William M. IV Wright, will be released in May.  Remember, Dr. Williamson's commentary on The Book of Revelation is due out in March. In this addition to the Ca... [CCSS]

January 7, 1AM

Follow this link for some sample pages.Didache Bible Q&AInterview of Fr. Jim Socias by Liam Ford Why did Midwest Theological Forum decide to publish the Didache Bible?The primary inspiration for the Didache Bible was the address given by Cardinal... [Didache Bible]

January 5, 1AM

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, I will be posting twice a month, on Mondays, a paragraph from this important document.  There are a total of 26 paragraphs, so this will take us t... [Dei Verbum at 50]
As many of you know, I have been an advocate of parallel Bibles for a while now, particularly in Catholic translations, since there are so few of them.  I think a Knox/NRSV would be a dream parallel Bible.  Now, it is true that Oxford had printe... [Baronius Press] [Bible Review] [Douay-Rheims] [parallel Bible] [Vulgate]

January 4, 1AM

Happy Epiphany!  I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more a... [Knox vs. The Message]

January 3, 8AM

Can you help me locate a diglot and Catholic version New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs. I want to recommend to an American Host Catholic family assisting a relocated African Catholic family. They might know a little more French to be able to read and...

January 1, 10AM

A few days back I decided to do commit to using one Bible edition for one year.  I provided a poll for you, my faithful readers, to help me in this process by choosing between three editions that I would be happy to use exclusively for 2015.  So... [OBOY]

December 31 2014, 1AM

I did this last year and received some interesting proposals/suggestions.  So this time, please feel free to comment on possible or scheduled for publication editions or just go ahead and dream big.  (Also, let's assume that the Didache Bible wi... [Saint John's Bible]

December 29, 1AM

Which Bible Should I Use Exclusively in 2015?Cambridge NRSV Reference Bible w/ ApocryphaNew Oxford Annotated Bible NRSV (2nd Edition)The Catholic Study Bible NABREpollcode.com free pollsSo, I have decided to give this a try for 2015: One Bible, One Year. ... [One Bible] [One Year]

December 28, 1AM

Happy Christmas!  I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more ... [Knox vs. The Message]

December 27, 2PM

Any one willing to do this with me?  This is inspired by a recent post at His Excellent Word blog.  I'd be interesting hearing from some of you if this is something you might want to do and be willing to share your experiences.  I am seriou...

December 26, 1AM

December 25, 1AM

For our sakes a child is born, to our race a son is given, whose shoulder will bear the sceptre of princely power. What name shall be given him? Peerless among counsellors, the mighty God, Father of the world to come, the Prince of peace. -Isaiah 9:6 (Kno... [Christmas] [Saint John's Bible]

December 24, 1AM

Creating an Unrighteous Outsider: The Separation of Abram and Lot in Early Scriptural RetellingsDan RickettThe Narratives of Numbers 20-21Joel S. Baden"Who Are You, My Daughter?" A Reassessment of Ruth and Naomi in Ruth 3Edward Allen Jones IIIThe Davidic ... [CBQ]

December 22, 1AM

Thanks to reader Andrew for sharing this with all of us.  Is there really any better combination, right now, than a Baronius Press book with a rebinding job done by Leonard's?   Enjoy!If your looking for a classic of Catholic spirituality in the... [divine intimacy] [Guest Post] [leonards]

December 21, 1AM

I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

December 18, 6AM

The NRSV NOAB w/ Apocrypha, Loose-Leaf Edition is massive, but if you are a teacher or Bible study leader it can be an amazing resource.  Right now, you can get it at Christianbook.com for under $30.  I think the binder itself costs that much at... [NOAB] [NRSV]

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Another year, another group of "7 Questions" for you to enjoy.  I have linked all of the "7 Questions" interviews below.  I hope you have enjoyed them.  I have a few still in the planning stages for 2015. Audio "7 Questions" with popular pr... [7 Questions]

December 16, 6AM

December 15, 9AM

THE ROMAN BREVIARYA new edition of the Roman Breviary 1961 in English and Latin. An invaluable set of books for all those attached to the traditional Roman Breviary, in the form approved by Pope Benedict XVI in Summorum Pontificum. We hope and p... [Baronius Press]

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Many of us who are fans/supporters of the Saint John's Bible are looking forward to this second edition finally being published.  The first edition is quite fantastic. This second edition of Illuminating the Word will be published in March. &nbs... [Saint John's Bible]

December 14, 1AM

I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

December 12, 9AM

Inspired by a visit of the Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition in October, as well as being an opportunity for extra-credit, one of my students has hand-written the entire First Letter of John. [Saint John's Bible]

December 11, 1AM

Below is the paper given by N.T. Wright on November 18th as part of America's The Living Word initiative in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Dei Verbum:What is the word of God, and how do we hear it? That question comes round... [NT Wright] [The Living Word]

December 10, 5AM

December 8, 1AM

Premium Bibles that a Catholic can utilize remain an endangered species, as you know.  So, from time to time, I like to point out an edition that some of you might enjoy purchasing.  Today, I want to show you an early (mid-90's) edition Oxford U... [Leather Bibles] [NRSV] [Oxford University Press]

December 7, 1AM

I am going to continue this series of comparing one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  While done in different ways, I think both Knox and Peterson desired to make the Bible more accessible to the avera... [Knox vs. The Message]

December 5, 7AM

December 4, 8AM

Thanks to Brian for pointing this out, but it appears that the hardback edition of the Didache Bible will be published in January now.  This is according to the the Ignatius site. There is still no listing on the Amazon site, nor is there any indicat...

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December 1, 8AM

Congrats to the winner Tommy O, who was randomly chosen out of all the entries.  Tommy O, you have one week to contact me via email, mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com, to let me know your name and address. Thanks to all who entered!

November 30, 1AM

I am going to do a comparison of one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  If you think this might be of some interest (or at least amusing) let me know.  While done in different ways, I think both Kn... [Knox vs. The Message]

November 28, 3PM

November 26, 3PM

Hello friends.  I don't typically make an appeal on this blog, since I like to keep it focused on all things Catholic Bibles.  As some of you know, I teach theology at small Catholic high school.  One of the classes I teach is called Cathol...

November 24, 7AM

As we are about to enter the season of Advent, now is a good time as any to have a contest.  This one, which will likely be the last one for 2014, is focused around the great Cathoic convert, translator, detective novelist, and apologist Msgr. Ronald... [contest] [Ronald Knox]

November 23, 1AM

I am going to do a comparison of one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  If you think this might be of some interest (or at least amusing) let me know.  While done in different ways, I think both Kn... [Knox vs. The Message]

November 20, 9AM

November 18, 10AM

The Inspiration and Truth of Sacred ScriptureThis book is the contribution of the Pontifical Biblical Commission toward a more adequate understanding of the concepts of inspiration and truth that respects both the nature of the Bible and its significance ... [PBC]

November 17, 1AM

In regards to fine quality Bibles, which is your favorite Catholic publisher?Ignatius PressBaronius PressCatholic Book PublishingOSVFireside Catholic PublishingOxford University PressSaint Mary's PressSaint Benedict PressOther?Poll Maker

November 16, 1AM

This might be fun.  I am going to do a comparison of one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  If you think this might be of some interest (or at least amusing) let me know.  While done in differ... [Knox vs. The Message]

November 15, 3PM

John Courtney Murray SJ, influential theologian at Vatican II, had this to say about the Knox New Testament when it was published: "The central book of all the world's literature again received new illumination this year with the appearance of Msgr. Ronal... [Knox Bible]

November 14, 1AM

November 13, 1AM

Description:What better way to deepen your experience of the Eucharist than to prayerfully study its foundations with others in your parish! Nourish your parish adult faith formation efforts, Bible study groups, and diocesan education programs with our ne... [Little Rock] [the Eucharist]

November 11, 2PM

Timothy,I have been reading your blog for a few years now and always find so much helpful information and advice. I really am in need of your help; I'm looking into buying a Bible for my boyfriend on his birthday, but finding an edition he can use will be...

November 9, 1AM

I am continuing a new weekly series which will be posted every Sunday morning called "Sunday's Message." Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving ... [Sunday's Message]

November 6, 5AM

Richard J. Clifford, S.J., a native of Lewiston, Maine, Professor of Old Testament, and Jesuit priest, taught biblical studies at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge from 1970 to 2008. He is a graduate of Boston College (A.B., M.A.), Weston Jesu... [7 Questions] [Fr. RIchard Clifford] [NABRE]

November 4, 6AM

Thanks to Eric, we now know that the reason the leather edition of the Didache Bible has been dropped from the Ignatius website is due to an issue with the printers.  A representative from Igantius wrote Eric to tell him: "Due to an unforeseen printi...

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I am currently teaching a class focusing on the Wisdom literature of the Old Testament.  If you have tried comparing translations when studying the Scriptures, you will notice that in the Wisdom literature (Job-Ben Sirach) that they often are quite d... [Knox Bible] [Proverbs]

November 3, 7AM

Which Current Catholic Bible Translation Comes in the Best Printed Edition? (explain in comments)Douay-RheimsKnox BibleNABRERSV-CERSV-2CENRSVJB/NJBPoll Maker

November 2, 12 AM

I am continuing a new weekly series which will be posted every Sunday morning called "Sunday's Message." Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving ... [All Souls Day] [Sunday Knox]

October 31, 6AM

What are your expectations/hopes for the Didache Bible? [Didache Bible]

October 30, 7AM

October 29, 2AM

Come and help us, even with only one penny! Venez nous aider, même avec un seul sou ! from Hervé Ponsot on Vimeo. [The Bible in It's Traditions]

October 28, 9AM

There is a new blog/portal for this project, which you can access here. [The Bible in It's Traditions]

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Join us, academic scholars! Venez nous rejoindre, chercheurs ! from Hervé Ponsot on Vimeo. [The Bible in It's Traditions]

October 27, 4AM

October 26, 12 AM

I am continuing a new weekly series which will be posted every Sunday morning called "Sunday's Message." Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving ... [Sunday's Message]

October 23, 8AM

October 22, 5AM

This past Monday, my friend Jason, who is an ambassador for the Saint John's Bible, visited the high school where I teach in order to share with my students the SJB Heritage Edition Gospels and Acts.  He spent the day with my classes, doing a total o... [Saint John's Bible]

October 19, 12 AM

I am continuing a new weekly series which will be posted every Sunday morning called "Sunday's Message." Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving ... [Sunday's Message]

October 16, 7AM

According to Ignatius, it's "a deep reddish brown, similar to burgundy, bonded leather with gold-embossed lettering."Thanks to Eric for the scoop! [Didache Bible]

October 15, 6AM

Thanks to reader Russ for pointing this out to me.  I found the first edition to be an amazing resource.  More info on the second edition here and below:Edited by Adele Berlin and Marc Zvi BrettlerNew to this Edition:Over two dozen new and updat... [Jewish Study Bible]

October 13, 7PM

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Back in August, south-east Michigan was hit with some terrible flooding.  My town received over 5 inches of rain in a short period.  Needless to say, our basement flooded with two feet of sewage.  It was not a pleasant smell.  Among th... [Leather Bibles] [NOAB] [NRSV] [Opening]

October 12, 12 AM

I am continuing a new weekly series which will be posted every Sunday morning called "Sunday's Message." Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving ... [Sunday's Message]

October 9, 7AM

And then there is this:This Revised Standard Version Second Catholic Edition Bible brings together all of the books of the New Testament and the penetrating study tools developed by renowned Bible teachers Dr. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, presenting the w... [Ignatius Catholic Study Bible] [RSV-2CE]

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As mentioned by reader Rolf, and confirmed when I received the Ignatius Fall Books catalogue, the Didache Bible is set for release on December 15.  It will be available in hardcover and bonded leather editions.  For a first look, go here. [Didache Bible]

October 7, 8AM

Greetings, I wasn't sure were to post my question (if you'd be so kind as to answer it)? I was looking for a commentary for using the NABRE for Lectio Divina, is there any spiritual commentaries you'd recommend?Any thoughts?  My initial thought would... [reader questions]

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October 6, 7AM

Liturgical Press will be publishing The Inspiration and Truth of Sacred Scripture: TheWord That Comes from God and Speaks of God for the Salvation of the World in mid-November.  It will come with a foreword by Gerhard Ludwig Müller.   In h... [Liturgical Press] [PBC]

October 5, 12 AM

I am continuing a new weekly series which will be posted every Sunday morning called "Sunday's Message." Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving ... [Sunday's Message]

October 2, 7AM

October 1, 12 AM

"I have a bit of a strange question that I wondered if you or your readers might have an answer for. Does anyone have any good ideas on how to reinforce a paperback Bible? Originally I was trying to make due with my Lighthouse App with the Ignatius Study ... [reader questions]

September 30, 7AM

The folks at Catholic365.com are having a giveaway for a Douay-Rheims Haydock Bible.  You can follow this link to enter.  Additional info:This giveaway will run from September 8 through October 13, 2014 at 12 AM EST. Entries will ... [Douay-Rheims]

September 29, 12 AM

I would like to start off by thanking reader Daniel for pointing the edition out to me.  As I have mentioned before, but not often enough, I have some wonderful readers of this blog.  Thank you!The American Bible Society, which has become more a... [ABS] [Bible Edition Review] [NRSV]

September 28, 12 AM

I am continuing a new weekly series which will be posted every Sunday morning called "Sunday's Message." Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving ... [Sunday's Message] [The Message]

September 26, 8AM

What is your preferred translation of the Hebrew word "Hesed?"MercySteadfast LoveLoving-KindnessGoodnessGreat KindnessLoyaltyLoveOther?Poll Maker

September 25, 12 AM

September 23, 5AM

For those of you in Chicagoland, or who are interested in ecclesial appointments, will have noticed this past weekend the appointment of Bishop Cupich to the See of Chicago.  One issue that has not been mentioned in much of the coverage about the app... [Cupich] [NABRE]

September 22, 12 AM

From my friend Paul of Theandric:Last year around the time of the feast of St. Matthew, I described how God put on my heart to begin devoting time to the memorization of major sections of Scripture.  I’m happy to say that I have continued to d... [Memorization] [Theandric]

September 21, 12 AM

I am continuing a new weekly series which will be posted every Sunday morning called "Sunday's Message." Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving ... [Sunday's Message]

September 19, 1AM

I am not sure how many of you are aware of Now You Know Media, but I plan to do some reviews of their recordings over the next few months.  I was first introduced to Now You Know Media while flipping through an edition of First Things.  There wa... [Donald Senior] [Felix Just] [Now You Know Media]

September 17, 4AM

Illuminating the Word: The Making of the Saint John's Bible (Second Edition) will be published in February 2015.  I have the first edition and love it.  The author is Christopher Calderhead, who did the first edition.The time has come to te... [Saint John's Bible]

September 15, 12 AM

Alice Camille is an author, religious educator, and parish retreat leader. She received her Master of Divinity degree from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, where she also served as adjunct faculty in ministry formation, preaching and proclam... [7 Questions] [Alice Camille] [The Message]

September 14, 4PM

Thanks again to reader James for the heads up on the publication of the Didache Bible being pushed back to January 2015.  This is confirmed on Amazon and the fact that the Fall Ignatius book catalogue doesn't mention anything about it.   [Didache Bible]

12 AM

I am continuing a new weekly series which will be posted every Sunday morning called "Sunday's Message." Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving ... [Sunday's Message] [The Message]

September 13, 12 AM

"Calendars form us.  Calendars help to define us as the people we are."I am once again happy to participate in another blog tour conducted by the fine people at Image Books.  This time around, I will be analyzing a chapter in the upcoming book T... [#TheFeasts] [Book Reviews] [Image Books]

September 11, 5AM

The talk Dr. Scott Hahn delivered at the American Bible Society in New York as part of "The Living Word" series of lectures, co-sponsored with America, can be read here.   An audio recording of the talk can be found here. [america] [Scott Hahn] [The Living Word]

September 9, 6AM

I would like to thank Fr. Michael for participating in this edition of "7 Questions." Fr. Michael Patella, OSB, SSD, is a professor of New Testament at the School of Theology/Seminary of Saint John's University, Collegeville, where he also serves as ... [7 Questions] [Fr. Michael Patella] [NRSV] [Saint John's Bible]

September 8, 2AM

The winner, via random number generator, is John Blake from Ireland.  John, please send me an email, mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com, with your full address.  Thanks to all who entered this contest.

September 7, 12 AM

I am beginning a new weekly series which will be posted every Sunday morning called "Sunday's Message." Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me per... [Sunday's Message]

September 5, 9AM

September 3, 8AM

William Griffin, a well-respected Catholic writer and translator and friend of Eugene Peterson, translated the Deuterocanonical books that first appeared in the Catholic/Ecumenical Edition in September 2013 from ACTA.  I would like to thank him for t... [7 Questions] [The Message] [William Griffin]

September 1, 12 AM

I have been promising an international-only contest, well here it is! The winner will receive the following four books:1) USCCB's Pocket NAB Gospels and Acts2) Jesus Shock by Peter Kreeft3) Spirituality of the Psalms by Walter Brueggemann4) Wrap Your... [contest]

August 30, 12 PM

Knox:Lord, thou hast sent me on a fool’s errand; if I played a fool’s part, a strength greater than mine overmastered me; morn to night, what a laughing-stock am I, every man’s nay-word!  Long have I prophesied, and still I clamoured again... [Sunday Knox]

August 28, 12 AM

August 26, 11AM

Thanks to reader Eric for sharing this information with me. Ignatius Press has ok'd that I show this to you.  You can pre-order the Didache Bible now.A couple other items relating to this new edition:* The leather used will be bonded leather* The bon... [Didache Bible]

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August 23, 12 PM

Knox:I mean to expel thee from the rank thou holdest, deprive thee of thy office. And when that time comes, I will summon one who is a true servant of mine, Eliacim the son of Helcias, clothe him with thy robe, gird him with thy girdle, entrust ... [Sunday Knox]

August 21, 12 AM

August 20, 11AM

August 18, 12 AM

     Mary Stommes joined Liturgical Press as managing editor in 2006 and became editor of Give Us This Day in 2010.  You can obtain a free sample copy by visiting their website.1)      First off, than... [7 Questions] [Give Us This Day] [Liturgical Press] [Mary Stommes]

August 17, 12 PM

It is the NJB Standard Edition Leather from Darton, Longman, and Todd in the UK.  Is it hardcover leather, like many of Bibles produced by Baronius?Description:The New Jerusalem Bible is recognised as one of today’s most accurate, clear and modern ... [NJB] [premium leather]

August 16, 10AM

Knox:After this, Jesus left those parts and withdrew into the neighbourhood of Tyre and Sidon.  And here a woman, a Chanaanite by birth, who came from that country, cried aloud, Have pity on me, Lord, thou son of David. My daughter is cruelly tr... [Sunday Knox]

August 15, 8PM

Go here.  It is about time the NABRE was available on a quality searchable online site.

August 14, 12 AM

August 13, 4AM

Thanks to reader Eric on this fine guest review of these two Jerusalem Bibles. I have used the original 1966 Jerusalem Bible as my primary study Bible for several years.  I’ve enjoyed the nice way it reads and the notes and cross-references.&n... [Guest Review] [Jerusalem Bible]

August 11, 4AM

Leighton!Just send an email to me at mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com with your address and full name and I'll get the commentaries out to you.  Thanks to all who participated.

August 9, 10AM

Knox:As soon as this was done, he prevailed upon his disciples to take ship and cross to the other side before him, leaving him to send the multitudes home. When he had finished sending them home, he went up by himself on to the hill-side, to pray th... [Sunday Knox]

August 7, 12 AM

August 5, 11AM

USCCB Communications sends over 1,200 donated bibles to unaccompanied minors detained in Arizona [USCCB]

August 4, 12 AM

Thanks to a generous gift from my friend Louis at Baker Book House (Grand Rapids) I am happy to offer this contest to all my (North American) readers.  I have one more week of summer recess before I head back to school to prepare for the upcoming aca... [CCSS] [contest]

August 2, 12 PM

Knox:So many athirst; who will not come to the water? So many destitute; who will come and get him food, get wine and milk free, no price to be paid?  What, always spending, and no bread to eat, always toiling, and never a full belly? Do but lis... [Sunday Knox]

July 31, 10AM

I just wanted to thank all of you who have stopped this blog over the years.  I was looking at some statistics and as of today there has been 1,101,859 page views.  That really blows me away, since I never expected that number to be so high...

July 30, 2AM

July 28, 12 PM

Catholics get 'The Message' in new edition of Bible | National Catholic Reporter

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July 26, 1PM

Knox:Meanwhile, we are well assured that everything helps to secure the good of those who love God, those whom he has called in fulfilment of his design. All those who from the first were known to him, he has destined from the first to be moulded int... [Sunday Knox]

July 23, 12 AM

Thanks to reader Rolf for providing the photos and commentary on this rebind. This looks awesome!  I may have to get mine rebound. I bought this Oxford large print NABRE with the genuine leather cover. It is my favorite Bible for several reasons... [leonards] [NABRE] [premium leather]

July 21, 12 AM

Dei Verbum is the most important Church document concerning Scripture since Trent.  One of the important objectives of those council fathers who composed this document was the encouraging of all Catholics to make reading and studying the bible a norm... [Dei Verbum] [Little Rock] [Liturgical Press] [Ronald Witherup] [Vatican II]

July 19, 12 PM

Knox:Only, as before, the Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness; when we do not know what prayer to offer, to pray as we ought, the Spirit himself intercedes for us, with groans beyond all utterance: and God, who can read our hearts, knows well wha... [Sunday Knox]

July 17, 12 AM

Hidden Treasure in Job 14:17Andrew R. DavisProphecy and the Monarch in Haggai and ZechariahPaul L. ReddittElection by Allusion: Exodus Themes in the Book of TobitFrancis M. MacatangayAnna's Characterization in Luke 2:36-38: A Case for Conceptual Allusion?... [CBQ]

July 15, 1PM

Including:John W. Martens on Writing the Word and his podcastRobert Briggs, executive vice president of the American Bible Society, talks about "The Living Word: Scripture in the Life of the Church," a new two-year collaboration between Ame... [america] [Scott Hahn] [The Living Word]

July 14, 12 AM

Description:The meaning of Jesus's execution on a Roman cross is one of the most divisive issues in contemporary theological discourse because issues related to the goodness of God and the place of suffering in the Christian life are at stake. Although it... [Donald Senior]

July 12, 11AM

Knox:Not that I count these present sufferings as the measure of that glory which is to be revealed in us. If creation is full of expectancy, that is because it is waiting for the sons of God to be made known.  Created nature has been conde... [Sunday Knox]

July 10, 12 AM

Thought I would give you all a first look at the USCCB's Pocket Gospels and Acts of the Apostles NAB(RE).  It is a really handy little volume, that is modeled after the one our Holy Father distributed a number of weeks back. Here are some photos: [Compact] [NABRE] [Pocket] [Pope Francis] [USCCB]

July 8, 2AM

Joshua:The 19th volume in the popular Bible study series leads readers through a penetrating study of the Book of Joshua using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible.Ample notes accompany each page, providing ... [ICSB]

July 7, 3AM

Thank you to all who entered.  After using an online random number generator, the winner of this contest is Eric Barczak. Eric, you have one week to email me, mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com, to claim your prize.  Congrats!

July 5, 12 PM

Knox: Glad news for thee, widowed Sion; cry out for happiness, Jerusalem forlorn! See where thy king comes to greet thee, a trusty deliverer; see how lowly he rides, mounted on an ass, patient colt of patient dam!  Chariots of thine, Ephraim... [Sunday Knox]

July 4, 9AM

Thank you to reader James for the heads up!Available October 2014.The Didache Bible presents extensive commentaries on all books of the Holy Bible based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It includes the complete text of Sacred Scriptures,... [Didache Bible] [Ignatius Press] [RSV-2CE]

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July 2, 2PM

According to the list of abstracts for the upcoming Catholic Biblical Association annual meeting, which takes place at the end of the month, the following scholars will be on the editorial board for the upcoming revision of the NABRE NT: ... [CBA] [NABRE]

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As has been mentioned on this blog on numerous occasions, we Catholics do not have anywhere near the number of quality, premium leather Bibles that our Protestant brothers and sisters do.  I dare say that we may have a handful at best.  The NABR... [Bible Edition Review] [NABRE] [Oxford University Press] [premium leather]

June 30, 12 AM

I am finally about to settle into my summer vacation.  The school year has been over for a couple of weeks now, but I have had the privilege to attend a fantastic conference as well as teach a Vacation Bible School for Adults.  So, to celebrate ... [contest]

June 28, 10AM

2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18Knox:As for me, my blood already flows in sacrifice; the time has nearly come when I can go free. I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have redeemed my pledge;*  I look forward to the prize that is... [Sunday Knox]

June 24, 12 AM

June 22, 11AM

June 21, 5AM

Knox:We have a cup that we bless; is not this cup we bless a participation in Christ’s blood? Is not the bread we break a participation in Christ’s body? The one bread makes us one body, though we are many in number; the same bread is shared by a... [Sunday Knox]

June 19, 12 PM

I have made it pretty clear on this blog that I am a fan of the NABRE.  For the most part, minus a couple renderings in Genesis, I think the revision is much better than the original and comparable to the other two of the big three, them being the RS... [NABRE]

June 17, 5PM

I do enjoy pointing out the various improvements from the original 1970 NAB OT to the newly revised NABRE OT.  Here is another example, from Genesis 20:7:NAB '70:"Therefore, return the man's wife - as a spokesman he will intercede for you - that your... [NABRE]

June 16, 12 AM

Pope Francis has repeated his desire to see Catholics read the Bible daily, particularly the Gospels.  (He did it over a week ago, again, at the conference with the Charismatic Renewal.  As mentioned a few posts back, he even gave away free Gosp... [New Testament] [Pocket] [Pope Francis] [RSV-2CE]

June 14, 12 PM

2 Corinthians 13:11-13Knox:We wish you all joy. Perfect your lives, listen to the appeal we make, think the same thoughts, keep peace among yourselves; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with the kiss of saints. All the... [Sunday Knox]

June 12, 4AM

The Catena Aurea by St. Thomas Aquinas, and published by Baronius Press, is a true treasure.  A catena, which derives from the Latin word meaning "a chain," is a continuous collection of commentary on the Bible from the early church Fathers... [Baronius Press] [Catena Aurea] [Thomas Aquinas]

June 10, 5AM

Fr. Wansbrough is the main editor of the New Jerusalem Bible and member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission.  The article discusses a bit about his life as well as his work on the NJB. What does a world-famous scripture scholar do after returning f... [NJB]

June 9, 2AM

The Word of God at Vatican II by Fr. Ronald Witherup SS will be available later this month.  I hope to be receiving a review copy at some point to look at.   Enter Code VATICAN today and save 25% on The Wordof God a... [Dei Verbum] [Little Rock]

June 7, 7AM

Knox:When the day of Pentecost came round, while they were all gathered together in unity of purpose, all at once a sound came from heaven like that of a strong wind blowing, and filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then appeared to t... [Sunday Knox]

June 5, 4AM

Fr. Gignac was a Professor in the Biblical Studies Department at Catholic University of America. He retired in May 2013 to the Jesuit provincial house in Detroit. He was a reviser on the 1986 NAB revised New Testament and on the board of editors for the N... [Francis Gignac] [NABRE]

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In light of our Holy Father's often repeated call to read the Gospels daily, including gifting thousands of people at a recent Sunday Regina Caeli prayer in St. Peter's Square with copies of the Gospels, the USCCB will be publishing a similar product... [Compact] [NABRE] [Pocket]

June 4, 12 AM

"Again and again it astonishes us that God makes himself a child so that we may love him, so that we may dare to love him, and as a child trustingly lets himself be taken into our arms. It is as if God were saying: I know that my glory frightens you, and ... [Benedict on Wednesday]

June 2, 10AM

Congrats to Barbara Stonecipher for being the winner of the contest.  Please send along your name and email to mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com by the end of the week to claim your prize.  Thanks to all who entered!

12 AM

Thanks to reader Thomas for this post on the My Little Scripture Library from Confraternity of the Precious Blood.This is a three book collection called My Little Scripture Library. It was published by the Confraternity of the Precious Blood. I ... [Confraternity Bible] [Guest Post]

May 31, 6AM

Knox:"Then, from the mountain which is called Olivet, they went back to Jerusalem; the distance from Jerusalem is not great, a sabbath day’s journey. Coming in, they went up into the upper room where they dwelt, Peter and John, James and Andrew, Ph... [Sunday Knox]

May 29, 12 AM

The Review:In his newest popular book, Dr. Scott Hahn, in his typically humorous and personal tone, looks at the importance and everyday relevance of the angels and saints for the ordinary Catholic.  The book has a pretty basic structure, with the fi... [Image Books] [Scott Hahn]

May 28, 4AM

In the time of my youth—during the 1930’s and ‘40’s—there was published a series of exhilarating books about Jesus. I recall the names of just a few authors: Karl Adam, Romano Guardini, Franz Michel Willam, Giovanni Papini, Jean-Daniel Rops. In ... [Benedict on Wednesday]

May 27, 12 AM

May 24, 5AM

Knox:"Enthrone Christ as Lord in your hearts. If anyone asks you to give an account of the hope which you cherish, be ready at all times to answer for it, but courteously and with due reverence. What matters is that you should have a clear conscience... [Sunday Knox]

May 22, 12 AM

May 21, 12 AM

ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVITO THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSORGANIZED TO COMMEMORATE THE 40th ANNIVERSARYOF THE DOGMATIC CONSTITUTIONON DIVINE REVELATION "DEI VERBUM"Castel GandolfoFriday, 16 September 2005Your Eminences,Venerable... [Benedict on Wednesday]

May 20, 12 AM

May 19, 12 AM

We are in the midst of commemorating the fifty years since the work of the Second Vatican Council.  There are a number of books that have been, and will be, published during this time which look back at the Council.  It goes withouth saying that... [Book Reviews] [Vatican II]

May 17, 12 PM

Knox:At this time, as the number of the disciples increased, complaints were brought against those who spoke Hebrew by those who spoke Greek; their widows, they said, were neglected in the daily administration of relief. So the twelve called together... [Sunday Knox]

May 15, 5AM

May 14, 12 AM

Wednesday, 2 May 2007Dear Brothers and Sisters,Last Wednesday's Catechesis was dedicated to the important figure of Origen, the second-to-third-century doctor of Alexandria. In that Catechesis, we examined the life and literary opus of the great... [Benedict on Wednesday]

May 13, 12 AM

May 12, 12 AM

By Leighton, Guest ReviewerWhen I found a hardcover edition of the New English Bible with the "Apocrypha" at a used bookstore some years ago, I picked it up because it was inexpensive (I paid less than ten dollars for it) and of high quality: it boasted&n... [Guest Post] [NEB] [premium leather]

May 10, 12 PM

Knox:If you do wrong and are punished for it, your patience is nothing to boast of; it is the patience of the innocent sufferer that wins credit in God’s sight. Indeed, you are engaged to this by the call of Christ; he suffered for our sakes, and l... [Sunday Knox]

May 9, 12 AM

May 8, 12 AM

The fine folks at Verbum are having an Easter giveaway.  The winner will receive a brand new MacBook Air with Verbum Capstone software.  To enter, you can follow the link here.  Verbum was created in order to empower Catholics to study Scri... [logos] [Verbum]

May 7, 8AM

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From Wednesday, 25 April 2007:Dear Brothers and Sisters,In our meditations on the great figures of the early Church, today we become acquainted with one of the most remarkable. Origen of Alexandria truly was a figure crucial to the whole development ... [Benedict on Wednesday]

May 5, 12 AM

Thanks to reader Corey for including me in his email correspondence with Mark Brumley of Ignatius Press.Dear Tim:As you know I have been in communication with Mr. Mark Brumley at Ignatius Press about the forthcoming “complete” OT/NT Ignatius Catholic ... [ICSB]

May 3, 9AM

Knox:You appeal to God as your Father; yes, but he judges each man impartially by what he has done; look anxiously, then, to the ordering of your lives while your stay on earth lasts. What was the ransom that freed you from the vain observances of an... [Sunday Knox]

May 1, 12 AM

April 30, 5AM

This week's selection from Pope Benedict is from one of his weekly audience, this time concerning on St. Jerome, dated to the 7th of November 2007Dear Brothers and Sisters,Today, we turn our attention to St Jerome, a Church Father who centred his lif... [Benedict on Wednesday]

April 28, 2PM

Thanks to reader Eric for this fun essay.The perfect Bible translation.  Like the famed jackalope, it is a truly elusive thing.  Some people say that it exists, but when you look at it for yourself, you leave with a different impression.Doing a ... [Guest Blog]

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Again, this is totally random. The winner is Dragan K. Dragan, please send me an email with your full name and address by the end of the week and I'll get your prize out to you. My email is mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com. Congrats!

April 23, 12 AM

Tithes for the Clergy and Taxes for the King: State and Temple Contributions in NehemiahPeter AltmannThe Integrity of Job 1 and 42:11-17Paul Kang-Kul ChoEzekiel's Image Problem: The Mesopotamian Cult Statue Induction Ritual and the Imago Dei Anthropo... [CBQ]

April 21, 12 AM

A blessed Easter to all of you!  In celebration of Easter, and the upcoming canonizations of John XXIII and JPII, I am happy to offer this contest.  The winner will receive the deluxe edition of The Catholic Prayer Bible: Lection Divina Edition ... [contest]

April 20, 12 AM

April 18, 12 AM

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your holy cross You have redeemed the world. [Liturgical]

April 17, 2PM

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From our friends at the Ronald Knox Society of North America:The First Lessons of Matins on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday are taken from the Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremias. They are among the saddest and most beautiful readings of the... [Liturgical] [Ronald Knox]

April 16, 1AM

April 14, 12 AM

Christ in You, the Hope of Glory: Part I from Renewal Ministries on Vimeo. [Renewal Ministries]

April 12, 4AM

Knox:When they were near Jerusalem, and had reached Bethphage, which is close to mount Olivet, Jesus sent two of his disciples on an errand; Go into the village that faces you, he told them, and the first thing you will find there will be a she-ass t... [Sunday Knox]

April 11, 6AM

Via the Catholic Biblical Association. They were compiled from the work of the original revisers and arranged by Joseph Jensen, O.S.B.From the CBA:Please note: To search these notes, two steps are needed: first search for the Old Testament book,... [CBQ] [NABRE]

April 9, 12 AM

Today we conclude our reading of Biblical Interpretation in Crisis.  We will be taking a week off due to Holy Week being next week.The Basic Elements of a New SynthesisCertainly texts must first of all be traced back to their historical origins ... [Benedict on Wednesday]

April 8, 12 AM

I love this compact!  I really do!  It just may be my favorite.  It came out among the first offerings of the NRSV by Oxford.  It is officially known as the New Revised Standard Bible, Pocket Edition, No 9614A, Black With Apocryph... [NRSV] [Opening] [Oxford University Press] [premium leather]

April 7, 4AM

Pope distributes free copies of Gospels :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)I wonder if these editions were covered in goatskin?  ;) [Pope Francis]

April 6, 12 AM

In celebration of the paperback release of Fr. Robert Barron's Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith, I am happy to participate in the Image Books Blog Tour.  I was allowed to pick my favorite chapter in the book, which for me was chapter ... [Fr. Barron]

April 5, 1PM

12 AM

Knox:"It is for thee to prophesy, giving them this message from the Lord God: I mean to open your graves and revive you, my people; I mean to bring you home to the land of Israel.  Will you doubt, then, the Lord’s power, when I open your grave... [Sunday Knox]

April 2, 12 AM

We continue our reading of Biblical Interpretation in Crisis:The Basic Elements of a New SynthesisAfter these remarks on the challenge of a self-critique of the historical method, we now find ourselves confronted with the positive side of the problem, how... [Benedict on Wednesday]

April 1, 12 AM

Over the years, in 2009 and 2012 to be precise, I have posted an article which discusses my favorite edition of the Bible.  When I speak (or write) of my favorite "edition" of the Bible, I am speaking primarily of its physical make-up, not so much th... [NRSV] [premium leather]

March 31, 4AM

The winner of the Lenten Contest is Bernadette.  Bernadette has one week to email me, mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com, with her name and address to claim her prize.  Thanks to all who entered!

March 29, 11AM

Knox:Once you were all darkness; now, in the Lord, you are all daylight. You must live as men native to the light; 9 where the light has its effect, all is goodness, and holiness, and truth;10 your lives must be the manifestation of God’s... [Sunday Knox]

March 28, 7AM

March 26, 12 AM

We continue our reading of Biblical Interpretation in Crisis:At this point the question arises, how could Dibelius's and Bultmann's essential categories for judgment — that is, the pure form, the opposition between apocalyptic and eschatology and so on ... [Benedict on Wednesday]

March 25, 4AM

Let's have a Lenten contest!  Being in Michigan, this Lent seems to have become an extension of the long, cold winter of the past few months.  So, although we our assured of our Lord's rising at Easter, Spring weather is not a guarantee at this ... [contest]

March 24, 12 AM

Thanks to reader Jason for this guest post.My preferred translation of the Bible is the NRSV (the REB/NEB are a close second and the NIV’84 comes in third).  But, because the NRSV is not as commercially successful as many of the evangelical transla... [Anglicized] [Guest Post] [NRSV]

March 22, 10AM

Knox:“Once justified, then, on the ground of our faith, let us enjoy peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,* as it was through him that we have obtained access, by faith, to that grace in which we stand. We are confident in the hope of attaining ... [Sunday Knox]

March 20, 7AM

I was recently reading 1 Kings 18 concerning the famous and amusing story of Elijah vs. the Prophets of Baal.  This may have been the first time I read it in the NABRE, so I noticed something at 18:27 that was different from most other translations: ... [CBQ] [NABRE]

March 19, 12 AM

Today we continue our reading of Pope Benedict's Biblical Interpretation in Crisis: On the Question of the Foundations and Approaches of Exegesis TodayFirst and foremost, one must challenge that basic notion dependent upon a simplistic transfera... [Benedict on Wednesday]

March 18, 8AM

March 17, 7AM

From Catholic News Agency:“I’ll ask you a question” he inquired of the crowd gathered, “do you read a passage of the Gospel everyday?” Echoing their responses, he stated “Yes, no…yes, no…half and half. Some yes and some no.”“But it’s... [Pope Francis]

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You have been promising yourself that you will be more faithful about reading the Scriptures and this Lent, which begins on March 5, is the perfect time to start. You also probably know someone who might love to receive a Bible as a gift from you for East... [NAB] [The Message]

March 15, 10AM

Knox:"Meanwhile, the Lord said to Abram, Leave thy country behind thee, thy kinsfolk, and thy father’s home, and come away into a land I will shew thee. Then I will make a great people of thee; I will bless thee, and make thy name renowned, a name ... [Sunday Knox]

March 14, 7AM

For more, go here. Here is the key section:After 10 years of unsuccessful efforts by ICPELL, it became apparent that the whole lectionary project was in serious jeopardy. It had proved impossible to find a lectionary that suits the Holy See, the copyright... [ESV] [Lectionary]

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March 13, 3AM

The Catholic Study Bible (CSB) from Oxford University Press has a history going back to 1990, just before the publication of the '91 NAB Revised Psalms.  I have genuine leather edition of that volume, which was unique due to the 500+ pages of re... [CSB] [NABRE] [Oxford University Press]

March 12, 7AM

12 AM

After a week off do to Ash Wednesday, we return to Biblical Interpretation in Crisis: On the Question of the Foundations and Approaches of Exegesis TodayIn order not to let the general rules of the method and their presuppositions remain altogether a... [Benedict on Wednesday]

March 11, 4AM

Below are links to the reviews I have done, or done by guest reviewers, concerning the various study Bibles available today.  They are organized by translation.  (There may be a few more on this blog somewhere, but these are the main ones I coul... [Bible Study Series] [Study Bibles]

March 10, 12 AM

I am happy to post this fine guest review of the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible from reader Eric.                       First, my disclaimer:  I am not a Bible scholar; just an average guy (who... [Guest Review] [Little Rock]

March 8, 11AM

Knox:"It was through one man that guilt came into the world; and, since death came owing to guilt, death was handed on to all mankind by one man. (All alike were guilty men;[2] there was guilt in the world before ever the law of Moses was given. Now,... [Sunday Knox]

March 6, 5AM

March 5, 1AM

"We are ambassadors for Christ,as if God were appealing through us.We implore you on behalf of Christ,be reconciled to God.For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him." [Liturgical]

March 3, 7AM

Available Monday, March 3 through Wednesday, March 5 only, we're offering the Bonded Brown Leather edition of the new CEB Study Bible at 50% off. This exclusive sale is available only through Cokesbury. To receive this discount—which is e...

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This Lent, Verbum is giving away a free book along with daily Gospel reflections delivered straight to your inbox! Sign up to study the Gospel readings each day, then read and share reflections with others.For more information, go here.This looks pretty f...

March 1, 3AM

Knox:"Did Sion complain, the Lord has forsaken me, my own Master gives me never a thought?  What, can a woman forget her child that is still unweaned, pity no longer the son she bore in her womb? Let her forget; I will not be forgetful of thee.&... [Sunday Knox]

February 28, 5PM

So, spurred on by the example of another, I have been looking at some of my Bibles and other Bible-related resources and would like to unload a few of them.  Not exactly sure if I know how I want to distribute these, but I know there are some of you ...

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February 27, 6AM

Should all study bibles include a concise concordance? Yes No Freeblogpolls More polls: Free polls

February 26, 1AM

From Biblical Interpretation in Crisis: On the Question of the Foundations and Approaches of Exegesis Today"Naturally, this situation does not occur everywhere with the same starkness. The methods are often applied with a good deal of prudence, and the ra... [Benedict on Wednesday]

February 25, 1AM

February 24, 3AM

Congrats to Keith Kelley who was randomly selected from all the entries.  Keith, please send an email to mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com with your address and I'll get your Bible out to you this week. Thanks to all who entered.

February 22, 6AM

Knox: The Lord, too, spoke to Moses, bidding him give the whole company of Israel this message: You must be men set apart, as I am set apart, I, the Lord your God.  Do not nurse resentment against thy brother; put thyself in the right by confron... [Sunday Knox]

February 20, 1AM

What is Your Favorite Catholic Study Bible? The Catholic Study Bible NABRE (Oxford) The Catholic Bible: Personal Study Edition NABRE (Oxford) The Ignatius Catholic Study Bible NT RSV-2CE Little Rock Catholic Study Bible NABRE Anselm Academic Stu... [Poll] [Study Bible Series]

February 19, 1AM

From Biblical Interpretation in Crisis: On the Question of the Foundations and Approaches of Exegesis Today"Such a state of affairs could not but generate a counter-reaction. Among cautious systematic theologians, there began the search for a theolog... [Benedict on Wednesday]

February 18, 2AM

Catholic Biblical Quarterly  Vol. 76, No. 1/January 2014Mark 1:1-15: A "New Evangelization"Richard J. DillonThe History of Legal Theory and the Study of Biblical LawJoshua Berman"Associative Meetings" in the Character Evaluation of Lot's DaughtersJon... [CBQ]

February 17, 1AM

It is time for another contest.  The winner will receive a brand new copy of the Catholic Men's Bible from OSV.  This paperback edition includes the NABRE Catholic Bible combined with the teachings and instruction of Fr. Larry Richards. &nb... [contest] [Men's Bible]

February 15, 9AM

Knox:"Those commandments if thou wilt observe, they in their turn shall preserve thee, and give thee warrant of his favour.* It is as though he offered thee fire and water, bidding thee take which thou wouldst; life and death, blessing and curse... [Sunday Knox]

February 13, 1AM

February 12, 1AM

For the next few weeks, I will be choosing selections from Pope Benedict's monumental paper Biblical Interpretation in Crisis: On the Question of the Foundations and Approaches of Exegesis Today which he delivered on the 27th of January 198... [Benedict on Wednesday]

February 11, 3AM

February 10, 1AM

A special note of thanks to Fr. Larry Richards for agreeing to do this audio edition of "7 Questions" on the importance of Scripture, daily reading of the Bible, and the new OSV Catholic Men's Bible.  A special thanks to Mary Therese for helping to f... [Fr. Larry Richards] [Men's Bible] [OSV]

February 8, 10AM

From America:"Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, a Jesuit priest, professor of New Testament at Boston College (and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology), longtime editor of New Testament Abstracts, former columnist for "The Word," America's Scripture column, and ...

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This is an amazing sale, so don't wait.  Bible translations include the NABRE, RSV-CE, Douay-Rheims, and a Confraternity New Testament. [Saint Benedict Press]

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Knox:"So it was, brethren, that when I came to you and preached Christ’s message to you, I did so without any high pretensions to eloquence, or to philosophy.  I had no thought of bringing you any other knowledge than that of Jesus Christ, and... [Sunday Knox]

February 6, 2AM

I am planning to do a series on Catholic Study Bibles in the coming months.  So, I'd like to solicit from you, my faithful readers, your nominations for the best Catholic Study Bibles available today.  Please limit your entry to one Study Bible.... [Study Bible Series] [Study Bibles]

February 5, 1AM

"First, the world of the Bible presents us with a new image of God. In surrounding cultures, the image of God and of the gods ultimately remained unclear and contradictory. In the development of biblical faith, however, the content of the prayer fundament... [Benedict on Wednesday]

February 4, 2AM

Our friends at Saint Benedict Press/TAN will be releasing a coffee table book to coincide with the release of Roma Downey's and Mark Burnett's film Son of God which will be in theaters at the end of the month.  The Son of God: The Life of Jesus Chris... [Son of God Movie] [The Bible Miniseries]

February 3, 5AM

Stuart Dunn is the winner.  Please send me an email with your address and the prize will be shipped out to you later this week.  Thanks to all who participated.

February 1, 2AM

Malachi 3:1-4Knox:See where I am sending an angel of mine, to make the way ready for my coming! All at once the Lord will visit his temple; that Lord, so longed for, welcome herald of a divine covenant. Ay, says the Lord of hosts, he is coming;  ... [Sunday Knox]

January 31, 1AM

Here is a little bit more information on the Little Rock Catholic Study Bible (NABRE) digital/e-book edition which came out last year.  If you go to their site, there are additional views of this edition.Open the Little Rock Catholic S... [digital Bibles] [Little Rock] [NABRE]

January 29, 4AM

"We have raised the question: can our encounter with the God who in Christ has shown us his face and opened his heart be for us too not just “informative” but “performative”—that is to say, can it change our lives, so that we know we are redeeme... [Benedict on Wednesday]

January 28, 11AM

It is freezing here in Michigan today, something like -9.   Alas, the only real good thing about it is that I get a day off from teaching.  So, why not have a contest.  This one is a unique blend of old and new, consisting of not only a cou...

January 27, 1AM

Spotted this at Adam4D.com. How about our Catholic translations?  How would you describe them?  I might suggest one or two in the comment section.  [humor]

January 25, 8AM

Knox:"Only I entreat you, brethren, as you love the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, use, all of you, the same language. There must be no divisions among you; you must be restored to unity of mind and purpose.  The account I have of you, my brethr... [Sunday Knox]

January 24, 8AM

Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God's Holy Ones is set for release at the end of May.It will be published by Image.   [Scott Hahn]

January 22, 1AM

I am planning to devote a post every Wednesday to our beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.  I have been truly blessed to be alive during the pontificates of three amazing popes, JPII, B16, and Francis.  The Church has truly been blessed.  Be... [Benedict on Wednesday]

January 20, 5AM

Coming in June, Little Rock Scripture Study will be releasing a new 4 session study on Dei Verbum called The Word of God at Vatican II.  This looks very promising, as well as being something that is really needed.  The sessions are led by Cathol... [Dei Verbum] [Little Rock] [Vatican II]

January 18, 6AM

Knox:"Thou art my servant, he whispers, thou art the Israel I claim for my own.*  But now a new message he sends me; I am his servant, appointed ever since I lay in the womb, to bring Jacob back to him. What if Israel will not answer the summons... [Sunday Knox]

January 16, 1AM

The following article will be found in the upcoming edition of America magazine as part of their ongoing series on the Bible in Catholic life.  This one is from Dianne Bergant, C.S.A., who is the Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P., Distinguished Profess...

January 14, 2AM

I was fortunate enough, via a reader's comment, to obtain a compact edition of the Know New Testament.  If you have done a search online, like at bookfinder.com, you will notice that there are a number of Knox Bibles out there for purchase.  Som... [Compact] [Knox Bible]

January 13, 8AM

Thank you all for the great response for this contest.  The winner, randomly chosen, is Steve Roberts. Congrats! Steve, you have one week to send me an email with your name and address.  My email is mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com.   If Stev...

January 11, 1AM

Knox:Then Jesus came from Galilee and stood before John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have restrained him; It is I, he said, that ought to be baptized by thee, and dost thou come to me instead? But Jesus answered, Let it be so... [Sunday Knox]

January 10, 8AM

This first ever Catholic Men's Bible is due out next week.  It uses the NABRE translation.  I am really excited that this is being published, particularly under the care of Fr. Larry Richards.  However, I just wish that OSV wouldn't resort ... [Fr. Larry Richards] [Men's Bible] [OSV]

January 8, 1AM

Now available:Promise and Fulfillment: The Relationship Between the Old and the New Testaments is the eight volume in the acclaimed series from Scott Hahn's St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Letter & Spirit, the most widely read journal of Cathol... [Scott Hahn]

January 6, 4AM

A Happy New Year to you all.  To welcome in the new year, I am offering a contest where the winner will receive all three volumes of Susan Sink's The Art of The Saint John's Bible and a new copy of HarperOne's The Life With God Bible with the Deutero... [contest] [NRSV] [Saint John's Bible]

January 4, 3AM

Knox: "You will have been told how God planned to give me a special grace for preaching to you; how a revelation taught me the secret I have been setting out briefly here*; It was never made known to any human being in past ages, as it has ... [Epiphany] [Sunday Knox]

January 2, 12 PM

"The Authorized Version, in Hebrews Xiii. 4, gives you 'marriage is honorable in all'; it was an attack, Martin held, on celibacy, and it was bad scholarship.  And, sure enough, the Revised Version and all modern Protestant editions give you 'Let mar... [Knox on Translation]

January 1, 1AM

“You are the glory of Jerusalem!You are the great pride of Israel!You are the great boast of our nation!By your own hand you have done all this.You have done good things for Israel,and God is pleased with them.May the Almighty Lord bless you forever!”... [Blessed Virgin Mary]

December 30, 1AM

In the area of Catholic bibles, 2013 was a relatively quiet year.  The only real new Catholic bible that we saw published was The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition.  There were certainly other editions of existing translations that were publi... [NRSV] [Saint John's Bible]

December 28, 1AM

Knox:Speak we now of a father’s rights; do you, sons, give good heed, and follow these counsels, if thrive you would.  God will have children honour their fathers; a mother’s rights are his own strict ordinance. A lover of God will fall... [Sunday Knox]

December 26, 6AM

December 25, 1AM

"Land of Zabulon and Nephthali, its burden at first how lightly borne! but after-wards affliction weighed on it, Galilee, by the sea road where the Gentiles dwell west of Jordan.  And now the people that went about in darkness has seen a great light;... [Christmas] [Knox Bible]

December 23, 1AM

This delightful slimline NRSV New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs was first published back in July of 2003 by Cambridge University Press.  It comes in a number of different covers, the one I have is the burgundy imitation leather. This is truly a ... [Bible Review] [NRSV] [Pocket] [slimline] [Thinline]

December 21, 1AM

Knox:The Lord sent, besides, this message to Achaz, Ask the Lord thy God to give thee a sign, in the depths beneath thee, or in the height above thee.  But Achaz said, Nay, I will not ask for a sign; I will not put the Lord to the test.&nbs... [Sunday Knox]

December 19, 12 PM

Due in March:The 17th volume in the popular Bible study series leads readers through a penetrating study of the Book of Job using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible.Ample notes accompany each page, providi... [ICSB]

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December 17, 4AM

I was on e-bay the other day looking at Bibles (which I do a lot) and the cover photo of this Bible caught my eye. Most of the 1953 Crawley addition Confraternity Bibles have a brown hard cover with a gold cross on it, of which are offered on e-bay freque... [Bible Review] [Confraternity Bible] [Douay-Rheims] [Guest Post] [Guest Review]

December 16, 1AM

Berit Olam: 2 Samuel from Liturgical Press:In this commentary, Craig E. Morrison focuses on the aesthetics of the “art of the telling”: how does the narrator succeed in breathing life into his portrait of David? How does he draw the reader into his st... [Berit Olam]

December 14, 1AM

Knox: Now John had heard in his prison of Christ’s doings, and he sent two of his disciples to him;  Is it thy coming that was foretold, he asked, or are we yet waiting for some other?  Jesus answered them, Go and tell John what... [Sunday Knox]

December 12, 1AM

Yeah, I actually considered not doing this, since who really cares what I think.  But, since my little boy Judah was sick over the weekend, I had some extra time at night to compile this list.  So, take it for what it is, nothing more, nothing l...

December 10, 1AM

Over the weekend I was thinking about the available resources one is able to attain surrounding Msgr. Knox and his translation. Not only do we have the newly re-published Knox Bible from Baronius, but also a number of other books which can all be used in ... [Knox Bible] [Knox on Translation] [Knox Rebound]

December 9, 5AM

Chosen completely by random, the winner of the Advent contest is....Paul HaverstockCongrats Paul!  Please send me an email with your address within one week to claim your prize.  My email is mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com.

December 7, 1AM

Knox:From the stock of Jesse a scion shall burgeon yet; out of his roots a flower shall spring.  One shall be born, on whom the spirit of the Lord will rest; a spirit wise and discerning, a spirit prudent and strong, a spirit of knowledge and of... [Sunday Knox]

December 5, 1AM

December 3, 5PM

Happy Advent everyone!  I am really excited to offer a contest for the this Advent season which is connected to the post from yesterday.  So here it is: The winner will receive a brand new copy of Mary Sperry's Scripture in the Parish: A Guide f... [contest]

December 2, 6PM

Thank you to Theophrastus for passing this information on to me.  Follow this link for some of the sales going on this month at Oxford University Press.Here is the note from Theophrastus, with some of the details and prices:Of particular interest to ... [Oxford University Press]

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Mary Sperry is, of course, no stranger to this blog.  She has been invaluable in providing helpful information about various Catholic bible issues over the years, particularly in regards to the New American Bible.  She is Associate Director... [7 Questions] [Mary Sperry] [NAB] [NABRE]

November 30, 1AM

Knox:This is a message which was revealed to Isaias, the son of Amos, about Juda and Jerusalem.  In later days, the mountain where the Lord dwells will be lifted high above the mountain-tops, looking down over the hills, and all nations will flock th... [Sunday Knox]

November 28, 1AM

"Bless we now his name who is God over all; wide as earth is his wondrous power, the God that has granted us life since first we were borne in the womb, and most mercifully used us.  Gladness of heart may he give us, and send Israel in our time ... [Thanksgiving]

November 27, 4AM

"The study of the sacred Scriptures must be a door opened to every believer.  It is essential that the revealed word radically enrich our catechesis and all our efforts to pass on the faith. Evangelization demands familiarity with God’s word, ... [Pope Francis]

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122.7% (247 votes)New American Bible Revised Edition220.4% (222 votes)Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (1st or 2nd)316.82% (183 votes)Douay-Rheims (Original or Challoner)411.95% (130 votes)Jerusalem/New Jerusalem Bible/New Cat... [polls]

November 25, 1AM

This sermon was preached at St Mary’s Church, Derby, on Passion Sunday, 3 April 1927 and appears in ‘University Sermons of Ronald Knox’.  I read this last week and really like it, so I have decided to share it with you.  The story of St Pe... [Knox Bible] [Knox on Translation] [Ronald Knox]

November 23, 1AM

Knox:After this, all the tribes of Israel rallied to David at Hebron; We are kith and kin of thine, they said.  It is not so long since Israel marched under thy orders, when Saul was still reigning; and the Lord has promised thee that thou shoul... [Sunday Knox]

November 22, 7AM

“I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation. It is not out of compliment that lovers keep on telling one another how beautiful they are; the delight is... [C.S. Lewis]

November 21, 1AM

November 19, 1AM

The November 11th edition of America magazine included an article written by New American Bible Revised Edition translator and Biblical scholar Richard J. Clifford.  It takes a look at the areas of growth and places of challenge in Scriptural literac... [america] [Dei Verbum]

November 16, 1AM

Knox:Trust me, a day is coming that shall scorch like a furnace; stubble they shall be before it, says the Lord of hosts, all the proud, all the wrong-doers, caught and set alight, and neither root nor branch left them. But to you that honour my name... [Sunday Knox]

November 15, 1AM

Just a reminder that The Message contest ends Sunday at 11:59PM.  You can submit your entries in the comments section of the original post.

November 14, 1AM

ABS Lectio Divina Revised ManualLectio Divina is a method for the prayerful reading of the Holy Scriptures. This Lectio Divina manual includes a general introduction of Sacred Scripture, introduction to Lectio Divina, detailed description of the tradition... [ABS] [GNT]

November 12, 7AM

Over the past month or so I have been acquiring used copies of Msgr. Ronald Knox's three volume A New Testament Commentary series.  They were published by Sheed & Ward in the 1950's and are full of great info.  In this series, volume one dea... [Compact] [Knox Bible] [Knox on Translation]

November 11, 8AM

PaleoJudaica.com: Jerome Murphy O'Connor, 1935-2013: SAD NEWS: Charlotte Hempel reports on Facebook via Émile Puech that Father Jerome Murphy-O'Connor passed away last night.Known for his works on St. Paul and his association with the École Bibli...

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The fine people at ACTA Publications have been gracious enough to offer a free copy of The Message Catholic/Ecumenical Edition to one of my readers.  I received a review copy of one a week ago and am very pleased with the overall quality of the volum... [contest] [The Message]

November 9, 1AM

Knox:So may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, so may God, our Father, who has shewn such love to us, giving us unfailing comfort and welcome hope through his grace,  encourage your hearts, and confirm you in every right habit of action and speech.&... [Sunday Knox]

November 8, 1AM

I recently discovered a website where you can buy old time radio programs.  The site is called, not surprisingly, Old Time Radio Catalog.  Among their many programs I noticed they had a Ronald Knox Collection which included: Ronald Kno... [Knox Bible] [Knox on Translation]

November 7, 1AM

November 6, 6AM

"As for the souls of the just, they're in the hands of God; the torment of death never lays a finger on them.  In the eyes of the not-so-just, the just seem to have died and gone to hell; but such affliction as they may have suffered was merely their... [The Message]

November 5, 1AM

I know that this was shown during Lent earlier in the year, but I was curious what you thought of The Bible miniseries that was shown on the History Channel.  I'll be honest, at first I wasn't too big a fan of it, but after multiple viewings, I have ... [The Bible Miniseries]

November 4, 1AM

This comes from the United Bible Society News from October 13:Bible Societies around the world met in Rome last week to form a greater bond with the Catholic Church.  During the ‘Bible and Family’ partnership meetings between the U... [NRSV] [Pope Francis] [Poverty and Justice Bible]

November 2, 5AM

Knox:"The whole world, matched against thee, is but a scruple on the balance, is but a drop of dew, falling to earth at sunrise.  Only thou art all-merciful, as befits the Almighty, and dost overlook our human slips, in hope of our repentance.&n... [Sunday Knox]

November 1, 12 AM

"And I saw a second angel coming up from the east, with the seal of the living God. And he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels who were empowered to lay waste land and sea; Do not lay waste land or sea or wood, until we have put a seal on ... [Knox Bible] [Liturgical]

October 31, 12 AM

October 30, 6AM

Book co-published by Vatican teaches Catholics to pray with Bible

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I found this at The Tablet UK archives.  It is a toast that Cardinal Griffin gave in honor of Msgr. Knox in 1955.  I have included a few highlights, as well as a bit of Knox's response.  For the entire article, go here.Cardinal Griffin:"The... [Knox Bible]

October 29, 9AM

I just received word about this from our friends at Baronius and thought I would pass it on to you:A new edition of the Roman Breviary 1961 in English and Latin.  An invaluable set of books for all those attached to the traditional Roman Breviary, in... [Roman Breviary]

12 AM

Here are the articles for the October 2013 issue of Catholic Biblical Quarterly:Forgiveness as Private and Public Act: A Reading of the Biblical Joseph NarrativeJ. Gordon McConvilleLove Is (Strong as) Death: Reading the Song of SOngs through Proverbs 1-9K... [CBA] [CBQ]

October 28, 12 AM

 In recent years there have been an influx of audio Bibles that have entered the market.  While many of them have been produced for Protestant translations, there have been a few produced for Catholics as well.  Most notable of the Catholic... [Audio Bibles] [Go-Bible] [NRSV]

October 26, 12 AM

Knox:There were some who had confidence in themselves, thinking they had won acceptance with God, and despised the rest of the world; to them he addressed this other parable:  Two men went up into the temple to pray; one was a Pharisee, the othe... [Sunday Knox]

October 25, 12 PM

Thanks to reader Lenny for pointing this out!  This may be a first for Catholic men.  Publication date looks set for early 2014 by OSV.The Catholic Men's BibleAuthor:Fr. Larry RichardsList Price:29.95 US$ ISBN:978-1-61278-727-5ID #:T1437Cop... [NABRE] [Men's Bible]

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Joel Watts, blogger at Unsettled Christianity, has a helpful review of the Novum Testamentum Graece, Nestle-Aland 28th Edition with NRSV/REB Greek-English New Testament including some fine photos and a video review.Check it out! [Nestle-Aland] [NRSV] [REB]

October 24, 12 AM

October 23, 12 AM

I wanted to introduce you to two wonderful Bibles for children that are published by Saint Benedict Press.  They are the New Catholic Illustrated Bible and the My First Communion Bible.  Here is a little bit about both before I give some of my o... [Saint Benedict Press]

October 22, 12 AM

October 21, 3AM

Congrats to Dragan K who was randomly selected to win the RSV Bible and Jesus Shock book.  Please email me at mccorm45 (at) yahoo (dot) com with your full name and address and I'll get your prize out to you.  Thanks to all who entered.

October 19, 12 AM

Knox Bible:It is for thee to hold fast by the doctrine handed on to thee, the charge committed to thee; thou knowest well, from whom that tradition came;  thou canst remember the holy learning thou hast been taught from childhood upwards. This w... [Sunday Knox]

October 17, 12 AM

October 15, 12 AM

This month I am going to be offering a copy of theRevised Standard Version, Burgundy, Zipper Duradera Readers Edition from Oxford/Ignatius.  This is not the compact edition, but the standard sized one.  I believe it is now out of print. It ... [contest]

October 14, 12 AM

I have received a number of email inquiries about why the Knox Bible was removed from the Biblegateway.com site.  I contacted Bible Gateway and this was their response:Dear Timothy,Greetings from Bible Gateway.Thank you for contacting us concerning t... [Knox Bible]

October 12, 12 AM

Knox:So down he went, and washed in the Jordan seven times, as the servant of God had bidden him. And with that, his flesh healed up, and became like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. So, coming back with all his retinue, he stood there ... [Sunday Knox]

October 11, 12 AM

October 9, 2AM

One of my favorite Biblical passages, within one of my favorite Biblical books is Tobit 8:5-8.  So, when I purchased the Kindle edition of The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition this was the first passage I went to check out.  Here is is, foll... [The Message] [NRSV] [Nova Vulgata]

October 8, 1AM

The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition is now available for purchase.  You can also view some actual pages, including an intro from Eugene Peterson and Deuterocanonical translator William Griffin here.  An interesting note from William Griffin... [The Message]

October 7, 12 AM

From Salesian Info Agency: "On the occasion of the opening of the Year of Faith, the Salesians of the Province of China published an English language edition of the Gospel of Mark in comic form, taking cues from the original version of the book in Mandari... [NABRE] [comic]

October 5, 12 AM

Knox:"Lord, must I ever cry out to thee, and gain hearing never? Plead against tyranny, and no deliverance be granted me? Must I nothing see but wrong and affliction; turn where I will, nothing but robbery and oppression; pleading at law everywhere, ... [Sunday Knox]

October 4, 12 AM

If you live in the Michigan/Ohio/Indiana area I highly recommend this one day conference.  You can find out more about it here, including how to register.  It is full of great speakers, music, as well as Holy Mass and opportunities for Confessio...

October 2, 12 AM

I am sure that many of you have seen on TV or other media outlets the various child sponsorship programs that are out there.  Many of them, like World Vision and Compassion International, are run by Protestant ministries.  I am grateful for the ... [PIME]

October 1, 12 AM

My name is Joshua. I stumbled on Timothy's blog a few months back as I was researching a product. I have been a pretty loyal reader ever since. I'm Protestant (Southern Baptist for the most part). In the almost 20 years I have walked with Jesus, I have us... [GNT] [Your Bible Series]

September 30, 12 AM

From the National Catholic Register, concerning a new Chinese-English Catholic Parallel Bible. Below are some snippets, along with a link to the full article: A new edition of the Old Testament in both English and Traditional Chinese is a valuable to... [parallel Bible] [NABRE] [Chinese Bible]

September 28, 12 AM

Knox Bible:"There was a rich man once, that was clothed in purple and lawn, and feasted sumptuously every day. And there was a beggar, called Lazarus, who lay at his gate, covered with sores, wishing that he could be fed with the crumbs which fe... [Sunday Knox]

September 26, 12 AM

Which is the best NRSV Study Bible? New Oxford Annotated (1991) New Oxford Annotated (3rd + 4th) HarperCollins Study Bible New Interpreters Study Bible The Discipleship Study Bible Life with God Bible Access Bible Cambridge Annota... [NRSV] [Study Bibles] [Poll]

September 25, 12 AM

Here is a link to an interesting post on the blog Psallam Domino entitled In Praise of the Vulgate Psalter.One of the most helpful parts of this article is where it notes the difference between the Vulgate (and LXX) numbering of the Psalms compared to the... [Psalms] [Vulgate]

September 24, 12 AM

This past Saturday was the feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist.  Paul, from Theandric, has graciously provided a short reflection concerning his attempt to memorize Scripture.  I think you will enjoy it.   “Let the Word of C... [Theandric]

September 23, 12 AM

September 21, 12 AM

Knox Bible:"Here is word for you, oppressors of the poor, that bring ruin on your fellow-citizens in their need;  you that long for new moon and sabbath to be at an end, for trading to begin and granary to be opened, so you may be at your shifts... [Sunday Knox]

September 19, 12 AM

This hardcover edition is due out October 15, 2013.This is the twenty-eighth edition of the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece (NA28). NA28 is the standard scholarly edition of the Greek New Testament used by scholars, Bible translators, prof... [NRSV] [REB] [Greek]

September 18, 6AM

"Her children rise up and call her happy;    her husband too, and he praises her." - Proverbs 31:28 [Personal]

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Congrats to the following three entires for winning a free copy of Walking with Mary:Amanda P.CharleneJen CIf each of you could please email me your full name and address, Image Books will send out your free copies in short order.  My email: mcc...

September 17, 12 AM

1) Could you talk a little bit about how Theandric got started? Where did you get the name?  What would you say are your main musical influences?Theandric began as a solo project when I was in my twenties, but I’ve been making music ever since I wa... [Theandric] [7 Questions]

September 16, 4AM

Congrats to the following three entires for winning a free copy of Walking with Mary:Amanda P.CharleneJen CIf each of you could please email me your full name and address, Image Books will send out your free copies in short order.  My email: mccorm45...

September 13, 2PM

Knox Bible:"How I thank our Lord Christ Jesus, the source of all my strength, for shewing confidence in me by appointing me his minister, me, a blasphemer till then, a persecutor, a man of violence, author of outrage, and yet he had mercy on me, beca... [Sunday Knox]

September 11, 12 AM

I am very excited to be the second stop on the Walking with Mary Virtual Blog Tour in celebration of the release of Walking with Mary: A Biblical Journey from Nazareth to the Cross by Edward Sri.  I am also thrilled that the fine folks at I... [Blessed Virgin Mary] [contest] [Image Books]

September 10, 12 AM

One of my earliest reviews on this blog was for the delightful NRSV-CE Readers Edition from Oxford, which is now sadly out-of-print.  I thought I would re-publish it here with a few additions, which you will see in bold.Here is the info given fo... [NRSV] [Bible Edition Review]

September 9, 12 AM

Over the past five years this blog has been dedicated to reviewing new Bible editions, study tools, and translations.  Most often, these reviews come from yours truly, with the occasional guest blog by one you, my beloved readers.  I really do e...

September 7, 12 AM

September 6, 12 AM

Knox Bible:"What God’s purpose is, how should man discover, how should his mind master the secret of the divine will?  So hesitating our human thoughts, so hazardous our conjectures!  Ever the soul is weighed down by a mortal body, e... [Sunday Knox]

September 5, 9AM

From the time that pages of The Saint John's Bible began touring in major exhibitions nearly a decade ago, people have been moved, captivated, and inspired by this stunning work of modern sacred art. But they often have questions about the illum... [Saint John's Bible]

September 4, 3AM

Below is an excerpt of N.T. Wright's The Case for the Psalms which is set for release this week.  In many ways, this book is intended for those non-liturgical protestant communities that don't utilize a lectionary or breviary for daily prayer, like t... [NT Wright] [Psalms]

September 2, 9PM

Congrats to Holly Murphy who was chosen randomly by my wife.  Holly, please email me at mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com with your address. I'll have the book shipped out to you sometime in the coming week.  Stay tuned, I have a special contest co...

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Gone Wrong?I once had a Murphy’s Law calendar which offered a daily page with a humorous variation on the famous maxim, whatever can go wrong will go wrong.  It may seem this piece is a perfect example of the truth of Murphy’s Law; I’m not foll... [RSV] [Your Bible Series]

August 31, 12 AM

Knox Bible:"What is the scene, now, of your approach to God? It is no longer a mountain that can be discerned by touch; no longer burning fire, and whirlwind, and darkness, and storm. No trumpet sounds; no utterance comes from that voice, which made ... [Sunday Knox]

August 30, 6AM

My wife, who authors The Pitter Patter Diaries blog, is giving away a free registration for a December retreat with the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  You can enter on her blog.  The sisters...

August 29, 4AM

I received a copy of this new Bible a couple days back.  It was released in July.The Bible where God’s voice for the poor and oppressed shouts loud and clear.This new Catholic edition of the ground-breaking Poverty and Justice Bible – w... [NRSV] [Poverty and Justice Bible]

August 27, 1PM

August 26, 4AM

To celebrate back to school, at least for me, I am going to offer a contest a new hardcover for the Navarre Bible: Minor Prophets volume.This volume of the Navarre Bible commentaries sheds light on the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament: Hosea, Jo... [Navarre Bible] [contest]

August 24, 12 AM

Knox Bible:"Trust me, I will hold assize upon all such deeds and devices of theirs; ay, upon all nations and races. All must come and see my glory revealed, and I will set a mark upon each of them. What of those that find deliverance? I have an erran... [Sunday Knox]

August 22, 4AM

I received in the mail, from the Pauline Sisters in Africa, these two new editions of the New African Bible.  The New African Bible was published back in 2011 and includes the New American Bible Revised Edition translation with completely new intros ... [NABRE] [New African Bible]

August 21, 12 PM

Here is interesting article you might like from Catholicexchange.com:The Bad News/Good News Bible(By the way, blogging may be a bit lite over the next few days due to the start of the school year at the high school where I teach.)

August 19, 12 AM

Last week, the Catholic Bible Translation Poll, which is located along the right sidebar, exceeded 500 votes.  If you remember, I initiated a new Poll a couple month back in order to address the new editions/revisions that had been published since th... [Catholic Bible Poll]

August 17, 12 AM

Knox Bible:"Why then, since we are watched from above by such a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of all that weighs us down, of the sinful habit that clings so closely, and run, with all endurance, the race for which we are entered. Let us fi... [Sunday Knox]

August 15, 12 AM

August 14, 12 AM

Thanks to reader Larry for pointing out this interview article from First Things concerning the book When God Spoke Greek written by Timothy Michael Law. How did the New Testament writers and the earliest Christians come to adopt the Jewish scripture... [LXX]

August 13, 12 AM

Matt of the Absolutely No Spin blog recently received his edition of the Knox Bible published by Baronius Press.  He posted some pictures and gave some initial thoughts of the production quality of the Knox Bible. After looking over his post, two thi... [Knox Bible]

August 12, 12 AM

Likely the most influential American Catholic Biblical Scholar of the twentieth century, Fr. Raymond Brown, who passed in August of 1998, now has a nifty website dedicated to him.  It includes articles, recollections, and opportunities to purchase so... [Raymond Brown]

August 10, 12 AM

Knox Bible:"Of what should befall that night, our fathers had good warning; confidence in thy sworn protection should keep them unafraid. A welcome gift it was to thy people, rescue for the just, and doom for their persecutors; at one stroke tho... [Sunday Knox]

August 8, 12 AM

Hahn begins this chapter on Canon with an exposition of the thought of Marcion, who attempted to "separate the law from the gospel; the God of Justice and creation from the God of grace and redemption; the God of the Old Testament from the Father of Jesus... [Scott Hahn] [Summer Reading]

August 6, 7PM

Thanks to reader Charles for this link which seems to suggest that it is.Here are the options that I came up with:* New Community Bible* See if something can be worked out with the NCCUSA and start again with the NRSV* Wait for the revised NABRE* RSV... [Lectionary] [ESV]

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One of the interesting Bible resources that I always seem to spend time looking at when I go to a Christian bookstore are the various parallel Bibles available. These typically have two different translations placed side-by-side on a page, with limited no... [parallel Bible]

August 5, 12 AM

David Calvillo, and his wife Valerie, founded the apostolate Real Men Pray the Rosary (RMPTR) on the Feast of the Annunciation in March 2009 as an attempt to “promote [the Rosary] with conviction” to all Christians but especially Catholic men and... [Blessed Virgin Mary] [rosary] [7 Questions]

August 3, 12 AM

Knox Bible:"A shadow’s shadow, he tells us, a shadow’s shadow; a world of shadows! What, should one man go on toiling, his the craft, his the skill, his the anxious care, leaving all to another, and an idler? That were frustration surely, and gre... [Knox Bible] [Sunday Knox]

August 1, 12 AM

I wrote a post for this blog a while back about the Douay-Rheims Bible, and how it was instrumental to my conversion to the Catholic Church.  I will always have a deep affection and appreciation for the Douay-Rheims Bible, and it continues to be one ... [RSV-CE] [Your Bible Series]

July 31, 12 AM

In Fr. Michael Patella's book Word and Image: The Hermeneutics of The Saint John's Bible, the author devotes an entire chapter to discussing the reasoning behind choosing the NRSV as the English translation for the monumental Saint John's Bible project. &... [NRSV] [Saint John's Bible]

July 30, 5AM

This volume is due to be published on September 30th.  Again, it would be interesting to know whether Ignatius Press plans to publish the OT in multiple commentaries before publishing the eventual one (or two) volume Ignatius Catholic Study Bible. &n... [ICSB]

July 29, 10AM

One only has to read part one, chapter two of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to get a good summary of what Hahn focuses in on in chapter 7.  It looks at how the the New Testament authors utilized the Old Testament writings.  This is e... [Scott Hahn] [Summer Reading]

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July 25, 12 AM

Fr. Donald Senior C.P. is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and was appointed in 2003 by Pope John Paul ll to the Pontifical Biblical Commission. Senior is the general editor of The Bible Today, and co-editor ... [Donald Senior]

July 24, 12 AM

The following article was written by Rev. Ray E. Atwood from Homiletic and Pastoral Review. It is well worth your time.This July 2013 we commemorate the 45th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae (Of Human Life). The enc... [Humanae Vitae]

July 23, 12 AM

Our Sunday Visitor will be publishing the Catholic Women's Bible NABRE sometime this fall.Here is the description from OSV:But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman.- Galatians 4:4Women played a vital role in salvation hist... [NABRE] [OSV] [Women's Bible]

July 22, 7AM

I am going to begin posting, each quarter, the main articles for the most recent edition of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.   The CBQ is published quarterly (January, April, July, October) by the Catholic Biblical Association at the Catholic Univers... [CBQ]

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July 19, 12 AM

 I have an older (mid-1990's) TAN Books Douay Rheims with the padded leather cover.  A number of years ago, it was on the seat of my truck in the winter and a sudden stop sent it flying onto the floor, which was wet from melted snow.  ... [reader questions]

July 18, 12 AM

This chapter, which speaks on the importance of apostolic succession and tradition, can best be summed up in this concluding sentence: "From Clement through Eusebius, from Basil through Leo, the Fathers of the early Church knew - and not only knew, but to... [Summer Reading] [Hahn]

July 17, 12 AM

Thanks to reader Joshua for alerting me to this devotional from Barbour Publishing.Where do you turn when you need God’s thoughts on the issues and emotions of life? The Bible Promise Book, now in a Catholic edition. Barbour’s Bible Promise ... [Devotional]

July 16, 12 AM

What is your favorite NABRE Study Bible The Catholic Study Bible (Oxford) The Catholic Bible: Personal Study Edition (Oxford) Little Rock Catholic Study Bible Anselm Academic Study Bible Other Freeblogpolls More polls: Free poll [NABRE] [Study Bibles] [Poll]

July 15, 12 AM

There has been a lot of talk recently regarding copyright issues concerning official Church documents, like Papal encyclicals and Bible translations.  It has often been said that the USCCB has too restrictive of a control over the use of the NAB(RE),... [NABRE]

July 11, 12 AM

Over the past five years this blog has been dedicated to reviewing new Bible editions, study tools, and translations.  Most often, these reviews come from yours truly, with the occasional guest blog by one you, my beloved readers.  I really do e... [Your Bible Series]

July 10, 12 AM

The next two volumes will be:William Kurtz SJ: Acts of the ApostlesDennis Hamm SJ: Philippians, Colossians, PhilemonBoth editions are due out sometime in November.  These will be the first two released, after an almost two year absence.  These a... [NABRE] [CCSS]

July 9, 12 AM

Hahn begins chapter 5 reminding the reader that for the early Church the New Testament was the sacrifice of the Eucharist, not a collection of books.  The books that were then collected into what would eventually be called the “New Testament” wer... [Scott Hahn] [Summer Reading]

July 8, 4AM

Congrats to John McBryde for being randomly selected (by my wife) to win the two Hahn books.  Please send an email to me at mccorm45(at)yahoo(dot)com with your name and address and I'll get the books out to you sometime this week.  Thanks a...

July 5, 12 AM

Last week I had delight to visit my friend Louis who works at the amazing Christian bookstore Baker Book House in Grand Rapids.  It truly is an amazing Christian bookstore, which has a nice selection of Catholic Bibles and books too!  After havi... [NRSV] [NOAB] [Baker Book House]

July 4, 1AM

O GOD OUR CREATOR,from your provident hand we have receivedour right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You have called us as your people and given usthe right and the duty to worship you, the only true God,and your Son, Jesus Christ.Thr...

July 3, 12 AM

Thanks to reader Rolf for this guest review of The Jerusalem Bible Compact Readers Edition.I was in the market for a leather Reader's Edition of the Jerusalem Bible (which has minimal notes), but I was not looking for a compact. It has been my experience ... [Compact] [premium leather] [Jerusalem Bible]

July 2, 1AM

In honor of our summer reading, I am going to have a contest for two brand new editions of Scott Hahn's The Kingdom of God as Liturgical Empire: A Theological Commentary on 1-2 Chronicles and Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict ... [Scott Hahn] [contest]

July 1, 12 AM

In this chapter, Hahn looks at how the term "New Testament" was used for the two and a half centuries following the apostolic era.   Beginning with the early Fathers of the first two centuries, notably St. Irenaeus and St. Clement of Alexandria, Hahn... [Scott Hahn] [Summer Reading]

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June 27, 1PM

Gregory Pierce is President and Co-Publisher of ACTA Publications.  ACTA will be publishing The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition in September.  Thank you to Mr. Pierce for taking the time to answering these questions, as well as to Amanda at... [The Message] [7 Questions]

June 26, 12 AM

June 25, 12 AM

As Hahn points out, the term "New Testament" is found six times in the 27 books that would later be referred to as the New Testament of the Bible.  While the number may not be a lot, it's significance cannot be overstated.  Hahn shows in this ch... [Scott Hahn] [Summer Reading]

June 24, 12 AM

Who is Your Favorite Popular Catholic Author? Scott Hahn Matthew Kelly Amy Welborn Peter Kreeft Mike Aquilina Fr. James Martin Patrick Madrid Ralph Martin George Weigel Fr. Robert Barron Colleen Carroll Campbell Other?...

June 21, 12 AM

What do you think are the best editions available for the main Catholic Bible translations in English?  (I think I did a post similar to this a few years back, so why not do another one now.)  When considering your selections, understand that th...

June 20, 12 AM

The first term than Hahn examines is one we are well familiar with, the "New Testament."  As he points out, it is "indeed a foundational term (9)."  Yet, when asked, most Christians would point to the twenty-seven books of the Christian Bible to... [Scott Hahn] [Summer Reading]

June 19, 12 AM

Back in April, I reviewed the newly re-released Douay-Rheims pocket Bible from Baronius Press.  Now, I am happy to give a short review of one of the editions of the Douay-Rheims produced by our friends at Saint Benedict Press.  Much like th... [Douay-Rheims] [Bible Edition Review] [Saint Benedict Press]

June 18, 1AM

Some of my initial thoughts:Hahn begins his work with the story of St. Romanus the Melodist, who was a sixth-century composer of homilies in hymn form.  He recounts how St. Romanus, like Ezekiel and John the Seer, was commanded to eat a scroll, in th... [Scott Hahn] [Summer Reading]

June 17, 4AM

Included in this collection: The Catechism of the Catholic Church, Vatican II Documents, The Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, Douay-Rheims Bible, The Sources of Catholic Dogma, The Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent, The Decrees of the V... [logos] [Verbum] [CCC]

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Via The Tablet.  Thanks reader John for alerting me to this talk given by Fr. Ashley Beck back in May.  This is only an excerpt from the talk, the full version is not yet available as far as I know."Evelyn Waugh remarks somewhere that in the fac... [Knox Bible] [Knox on Translation]

June 15, 12 AM

June 14, 12 AM

Knox Bible:"Yet we found out that it is through faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law, that a man is justified. We, like anyone else, had to learn to believe in Jesus Christ, so that we might be justified by faith in Christ, not by observance of t... [Sunday Knox]

June 13, 12 AM

Yesterday, my rebound Baronius Press Knox Bible arrived. As I mentioned in my initial post about this project, the leather hardcover that the Knox Bible comes in is very good.  However, I really wanted to send it off to Leonard's in order that it be ... [Knox Rebound]

June 12, 12 AM

June 10, 12 AM

Nope, this isn't a "7 Questions" edition unfortunately, but this comes from the Image Catholic Books website and is well worth your reading.    Do remember to pick up a copy of Consuming the Word since we will beginning our book discussion in ne... [Scott Hahn] [Summer Reading]

June 8, 10AM

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Knox Bible"And now it happened that he was going into a city called Naim, attended by his disciples and by a great multitude of people. And just as he drew near the gate of the city, a dead man was being carried out to his burial; the only son of his... [Sunday Knox]

June 7, 12 AM

I am very excited to share with you a photo that Margie from Leonard's sent along to me.  I should be receiving this beauty sometime in the next couple of days.  Many pictures and reactions to follow. [Knox Rebound]

June 6, 2AM

Yes, it is true.  The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition will be available in paperback and hardcover September 1st through ACTA Publications.  Thank you to Theophrastus for sending me the link.A description from ACTA site:Now for the fir... [The Message]

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In Word and Image, Michael Patella explores the principles, intentions, and aims of The Saint John's Bible—the first handwritten and hand-illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine abbey since the invention of the printing press. Patella ... [Saint John's Bible]

June 5, 12 AM

Tonight, Wednesday, June 5th at 8 PM EST, Dr. Scott Hahn will host a live web chat at www.imagecatholicbooks.com/livestream to talk about his new book, Consuming the Word.In Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in th... [Scott Hahn]

June 4, 12 AM

Yeah, I have failed at doing things like this here on this blog from time to time, I admit it.  However, summer is a great time to pick up a good book and have a discussion.  So, I am proposing that we spend the summer examining the newly releas... [Summer Reading]

June 3, 7AM

This review is not meant to be an all-encompassing analysis of the main points Dr. Hahn makes relating the Book of Revelation to the Mass, but rather a note of appreciation for a book that helped to move me in a new way into a greater love of Jesus, the H... [Scott Hahn] [Book Reviews]

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The second half of this year will see the release of two important books by New Testament scholar N.T. Wright. The first, more popular, book will be The Case for Psalms: Why They Are Essential, which will be published by HarperOne in September.  You ... [NT Wright]

June 1, 12 AM

Knox Bible"Melchisedech, too, was there, the king of Salem. And he, priest as he was of the most high God, brought out bread and wine with him, and gave him this benediction, On Abram be the blessing of the most high God, maker of heaven and earth,&n... [Sunday Knox]

May 31, 12 AM

"In the days that followed, Mary rose up and went with all haste to a town of Juda, in the hill country where Zachary dwelt; and there entering in she gave Elizabeth greeting. No sooner had Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, than the child leape... [Blessed Virgin Mary]

May 30, 12 AM

If Ignatius Press were to produce the eventual full study bible in premium leather and high end binding and paper, would you be willing to pay a premium price $120? Yes No Freeblogpolls More polls: Free polls

May 29, 12 AM

Dr. Steven Smith is an author, speaker, and Catholic Biblical scholar, who is Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  His most recent book, The Word of the Lord: 7 Essential Principles for Cathol... [7 Questions]

May 28, 12 AM

Following upon their successful book The Mass:  The Glory, the Mystery, the Tradition, which was a helpful primer going into the implementation of the revised Roman Missal during Advent 2011, Cardinal Wuerl and Mike Aquilina have teamed up again... [Book Reviews]

May 24, 12 AM

Knox Bible: "Once justified, then, on the ground of our faith, let us enjoy peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, as it was through him that we have obtained access, by faith, to that grace in which we stand. We are confident in the hope... [Sunday Knox]

May 23, 12 AM

Make sure to watch the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist compete for the $100,000 grand prize in The Game Show Network’s “The American Bible Challenge” finale tonight at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.The winner of The American Bible Chal...

May 22, 12 AM

Which Protestant Translation Do You Like To Use? KJV/NKJV NASB NIV NLT ESV HCSB The Message Freeblogpolls More polls: Free polls [Poll]

May 21, 12 AM

With the election of our new Pope Francis, one can expect there will continue to be a flood of new books about him being published on a monthly basis for the foreseeable future.  Unlike Benedict XVI, there was barely anything published by or about hi... [Pope Francis] [Book Reviews] [Saint Benedict Press]

May 20, 3AM

Congrats to Brittany who was randomly chosen as the winner of this contest.  Please send me an email, which you can find on the sidebar, with your name and address.  I'll get the prize out to you this weeks.  Thanks to all those who partici...

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George Weigel's disdain for the New American Bible is well know.  However, in a recent column, he actually opens with a quote from Acts 14, first citing the RSV followed by an endorsement of the NAB's rendering:As the Revised Standard Version renders... [RSV] [Weigel] [NAB]

May 18, 12 AM

May 17, 12 AM

Which Catholic Bible Translation Do You Use?Selection Votes New American Bible 21%1,046 Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition 29%1,447 New Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition 12%609 New Jerusalem Bible... [Bible Poll]

May 16, 12 AM

Thank you to Diakonos for this guest review of the NCB.Timothy asked me to give a little review of the New Community Bible: Catholic Edition (NCBCE) which I just received a few days ago. I want to say that this is a rookie review from an average informed... [NCB]

May 15, 1AM

Many of you are aware that I have come to really appreciate the Knox Bible translation.  As you know, Baronius Press has done a fantastic job in producing a beautiful, single column edition of the Knox Bible.  I have been so impressed by this ed... [Knox Bible] [contest]

May 14, 6AM

A recent post here on NT Wright has spurred some interesting discussion about the use of Protestant authors.  So, I thought it would be interesting to see which non-Catholic writers you, my readers, like to use or refer to when doing study or devotio... [Michael Card]

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May 13, 4AM

Due out later this year, the CEB Study Bible will come in a number of different cover options including hardcover, deco-tone, and leather.  It will be available with and without the Apocrypha (Deuterocanonicals).   Having looked at a few of... [CEB]

May 10, 12 AM

OK, Leonard's has received my Knox Bible and have provided me with an official estimate for the cost and production time for my Knox Bible rebinding.  So far my communication with Leonard's has been fantastic.  They have kept me updated, al... [Knox Rebound]

May 9, 12 AM

It has only taken four years, but I purchased a URL for this blog.  While you can still get here through the usual blogger URL, you can know visit via www.catholicbiblesblog.com.Thanks for stopping by!

May 7, 7PM

"There is no doubt that this primacy of holiness and prayer is inconceivable without a renewed listening to the word of God. Ever since the Second Vatican Council underlined the pre-eminent role of the word of God in the life of the Church, grea... [JPII]

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May 6, 12 AM

Surely it won't be gone forever, but rather just for a short trip to Leonard's Book Restoration for a bit of a makeover.  For a long time I have been looking for an everyday reading Bible that would meet a number of my personal preferences.  As ... [Knox Rebound] [Knox Bible] [Leather Bibles] [premium leather] [leonards]

May 4, 10AM

"Words are not coins, dead things whose value can be mathematically computed. You cannot quote an exact English equivalent for a French word, as you might quote an exact English equivalent for a French coin. Words are living things, full of shades of mean... [Knox on Translation]

May 3, 12 AM

May 2, 12 AM

Our friend Geoffrey Miller has a review up for the recently released New Community Bible.  Head on over to Austin New Media to check it out!For additional information about the New Community Bible you can go here. [NCB] [Guest Review]

May 1, 12 AM

Our friend Corey recently had his full sized edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church rebound.  In many ways, Corey is becoming the rebinding expert of the Catholic world.  You can read all about it at Matt's blog.  He had the Catech... [Leather Bibles] [premium leather] [leonards]

April 30, 12 AM

I am looking forward to getting a review copy of this book on our new Holy Father Pope Francis. Authored by Thomas J. Craughwell and published by our friends at Saint Benedict Press, this edition "includes over 60 full-color photographs, a fascinating in... [Pope Francis] [Saint Benedict Press]

April 29, 4AM

I am happy to report that Joshua, Stuart, Keith, and Dennis will each receive a brand new copy of Msgr. Knox's On Englishing the Bible.  Please send me an email, which you can find along the sidebar, with your full name and address and I will get the...

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April 26, 12 AM

The website Sonitus Sanctus has MP3 audio of selections from the Knox Bible read by Irish Jesuit priest Fr. Hugh Thwaites.  The selections include full readings from the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and the Apocalypse.  For more infor... [Knox Bible] [Audio Bibles]

April 24, 9AM

“And thou shalt say in that day: I will give thanks to thee, O Lord, for thou wast angry with me: thy wrath is turned away, and thou hast comforted me.” –Isaias 12:1Within the past few weeks, Baronius Press has released its fourth impression of thei... [Compact] [Douay-Rheims] [Baronius Press] [Bible Edition Review]

April 23, 12 AM

The fine people at Baronius Press have provided me three brand new copies of On Englishing the Bible by Msgr. Ronald Knox to give away to my loyal readers.  As you know, this collection of essays by Msgr. Knox is not available for sale, but inst... [Knox Bible] [Knox on Translation] [contest] [Baronius Press]

April 22, 2AM

The winner of the 'A Year With The Bible' devotional is Dennis. Dennis, please send along your complete name and address to me and I will get your new book out to you as soon as possible. My email: mccorm45 (at) yahoo (dot) com

April 19, 12 AM

April 18, 12 AM

This contest will feature Patrick Madrid's "A Year of the Bible" published by the fine people at Saint Benedict Press. Join Patrick Madrid and discover the majesty and power of scripture in "A Year with the Bible: Scriptural Wisdom for Daily Living." Beau... [contest]

April 17, 6AM

Join us for the 2013 National Catholic Bible Conference! Learn from Catholic Bible study experts how to read, Scripture, how to apply its wisdom to your daily life, and how to share its riches with others.This conference takes place in Philidelphia a... [Summer Conferences]