Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Website for "The Bible in It's Traditions" Project

The Bible in It's Traditions is the new project of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem, the creators of the Jerusalem Bible. The site contains some sample pages in English for your viewing, so check it out!

7 comments:

rolf said...

This looks interesting, I wonder if it is going to be web based only since the notes/commentary are so extensive, or if they are also going to come out with a printed version?

Diakonos said...

Just the other day I was wondering why the Jerusalem Bible folks have been so silent for so long...at least that's how it seems.

As a huge fan of the notes in the NJB I would totally love a new published volume of Ecole Biblique expanded revised updated enlarged notes!

Paul said...

Timothy,

This looks ambitious. If the whole Bible matches the quality of the sample, this will be something to look forward to.

Anonymous said...

looks decent but it does not look as if it will be done for some time given the comprehensive nature of the task.

Theophrastus said...

I notice that the French demonstration volume covers about 150 verses in 268 pages. This suggests to me that this will be a multi-volume work similar in size to the Anchor Bible. Probably this is a Bible that will fill an entire bookshelf -- not one that you can carry with you by hand (unless they make an electronic version.)

I wonder if we will live to see its completion: as you may know, the Anchor Bible and many similar series are not complete after many decades. The International Critical Commentary series started in 1895 and it is still not complete -- with new volumes appearing still appearing regularly.

Mary Elizabeth Sperry said...

A printed version is planned. I've seen an advertisement. I just can't remember the publisher. It will be multi-volume and quite expensive.

T.W. said...

This contributor's CV cites:

La Bible en ses traditions / The Bible in Its Traditions. Leuven: Peeters 2010 (editing and contributions to Gen 22 and Song 1).

While I believe this refers to the demonstration volume, I take it to mean that the whole multi-volume set will also be published by Peeters (Louvain, Belgium).