Thursday, February 5, 2009

RSV-CE Bible Concordance Coming Soon!

Emmaus Road Publishing will be coming out in late spring with an RSV-CE specific Concordance. The price is $35.95.

The site has a brief description of the product:
The first and only concordance for the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSV-CE) of the Bible. This exhaustive reference tool contains over 15,000 words and 300,000 entries, and has listings for both the first and second editions of the RSV-CE. As easy to use as a dictionary, keywords and passages makes Scripture accessible to people of all walks of life.

All I can say is that this is a long time coming! Luckily, I was able to get a hold of a used Eerdmans Concordance to the RSV (including Deuterocanonical/Apocrypha) a number of years back.

There is, however, another fine Catholic Bible study tool coming soon that I am more interested in purchasing: Catholic Bible Dictionary by Scott Hahn. The publication date is set for June 16 and the publisher is Doubleday. I think the last specifically Catholic Bible dictionary that was published in English was that old 1965 Dictionary of the Bible by John L. Mckenzie. Update definitely needed!

7 comments:

rolf said...

Thanks Tim for the link, I have already pre-ordered one!

Michael said...

$36 for a concordance? Hmmm....That is kind of spendy.... I think I'll stick with my CD-Rom with search capacity for now! :-)

Timothy said...

Michael,

Well let me just say that the used RSV Concordance I bought 6 years ago cost me twice as much!

Michael said...

Nope, I have the full text of more than a dozen translations on CD ROM, got them in 1995 from Quickverse. Saved me tons of money over the years. I rarely use it however, preferring to stick with Biblegateway.com (well, that and the fact that it isn't compatible with Windows Vista without a Windows 98 emulator).

rolf said...

I still prefer to look up verses and words in a book than on a computer screen, I am a little old fashioned.

PaulW said...

Timothy

Thank you for the heads-up on Scott Hahn's new Bible dictionary. I used to lump him together with other ex-fundamentalist Evangelical Catholic apologists, but he's increasingly showing himself to be a class or two above these guys and a first-class theologian in his own right.

Timothy said...

Paul W,

Yes, I do really appreciate the many popular works he has published over the years. For me, personally, his book "The Lambs Supper" was very helpful to me as I was beginning to learn more about the Faith.