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 information about Fr. Hugh, who passed away last year, you can go here. I love hearing the Knox Bible read with an Irish accent!
As I continue to read through the Knox Bible, I am increasingly grateful that Baronius Press has re-published this fine translation. It really has opened my eyes to a different way of looking at some passages. When I first received the new edition in October, I spent enough time with it in order to review it, but without really "digging in to it" so to speak. Life was way too busy at that point. That has changed over the past month, and I have had some time to just sit with the Knox Bible and read. What I have found is that I find reading from the Knox Bible to be amazingly refreshing. We often spend time debating on this blog issues concerning the Big Three: the RSV, NRSV, or NAB(RE). Yet, it takes reading something like the Knox Bible to realize how similar the Big Three really are. Sure there are issues that come up like technical vocabulary as well as inclusive language differences, but having spent some serious time reading through the Knox Bible it is clear that the Big Three are far more similar than different.
Here is an example:
'Take your standard
from him, from his endurance, from the enmity the wicked bore him, and you will
not grow faint, you will not find your souls unmanned.' - Heb
"Consider him who endured such hostility against himself from sinners,* so that you may not grow weary or lose heart." -Heb 12:3 (NRSV)
(* Hebrews 12:3 Other ancient authorities read such hostility from sinners against themselves)
So, I plan on continuing to use the Knox Bible for everyday reading from the foreseeable future. For study, Verbum (Logos) Bible Software has got me covered there. But I must say that I would really like to see the Knox Bible show up in some more New Media outlets. Having it on Bible Gateway (and New Advent) has been great, as well as its inclusion on some devotional Bible apps. But why not a Knox Bible app? Or even a complete Knox audio Bible?