Thursday, January 13, 2011
Where You Going First in the NABRE?
So, which Bible passage(s) are you going to look up first once you get a copy of the NABRE? This question has been hinted at a bit in some of the comments from previous posts. For me, I am going to go straight to the Book of Psalms, where I will look up Psalms 1, 8, 23, 110, and 139. I really want to see how they are rendered in comparison to the revised '91 Psalms. (Psalm 139 is a favorite of my wife, so I will be interested to see what she thinks of it.) After looking at the Psalms, I will be interested to see how the NABRE renders Genesis 1:1-2 and Isaiah 7:14 and 9:5. Will the NABRE follow the LXX of Isaiah 7:14 as in the original NAB? Will they change the rather awkward/notorious rendering of Isaiah 9:5? After looking up these passages, I then plan to do some more comprehensive reading of larger portions of the text to see how it flows. So, what about you?