Monday, January 4, 2016

Cover and Amazon Listing for Catholic Study Bible (NABRE) Third Edition

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, the first fully-based on the authoritative NABRE translation, contains the trustworthy study notes, expanded essays, and informational sidebars which have guided and informed students and general readers for 25 years. In this new edition, one-third of the Reading Guide materials are new, and all of the other Guides have been reviewed and revised by their original authors.

The extensive Reading Guide, the focal point of this volume, leads the reader through the Scriptures, book by book. References and background information are clearly laid out to guide the reader to a fuller understanding of the Bible. New to this edition is a more extensive treatment of the biblical background, including history and archeology.

Other outstanding features include: a 15-page glossary of special terms and complete Sunday and weekday lectionary readings for the liturgical years of the Church. Thirty-two beautiful pages of full-color Oxford Bible Maps come with a place-name index for easy reference.

Perfect for both higher education and clergy, Bible study and general readers, The Catholic Study Bible is an essential resource for both experienced students and first-time readers.

Table of Contents:
General Introduction - Donald Senior 
The Biblical Texts and Their Background - Donald Senior 
The Catholic Study Bible - Donald Senior 
The Bible in Catholic Life - Daniel J. Harrington 
Biblical History and Archeology: Old Testament - Ronald A. Simkins
Biblical History and Archeology: New Testament - Laurie Brink 
Catholic Interpretation of the Bible - Kevin Madigan 
The Challenges of Biblical Translation - Ronald D. Witherup 
The Bible in the Lectionary - Eileen Schuller

Reading Guides: Old Testament
The Pentateuch - Christopher Frechette 
The Deuteronomistic History - Leslie J. Hoppe 
The Chronicler's History - Richard Bautch 
The Later Histories - Kelley Coblentz Bautch 
The Wisdom Books - Dianne Bergant 
The Major Prophets, Baruch, and Lamentations - Katherine M. Hayes
Daniel and the Minor Prophets - John J. Collins

Reading Guides: New Testament
Matthew - Donald Senior
Mark - Susan Calef 
Luke - Pheme Perkins
John - Pheme Perkins 
Acts - Justin Taylor
Paul and His Writings - Mary Ann Getty and Carolyn Osiek
The General Letters and Revelation - Luke Timothy Johnson


Anonymous said...

"trustworthy study notes" HAHAHAHAHAHA

otherwise, looks good.

Jeff Burden said...

Maybe they rewrote the study notes??

Timothy said...

Nope. Study notes go with the NABRE. The reading guides have usually been quite good. Looking forward to reviewing them.

gkcfan said...

Trustworthy study notes. Really? The NAB notes are not always trustworthy and the individual book intros reek of the worst of historical critical method which BXVI shot down in "Jesus of Nazareth" vol. 1. I'll pass on this volume.

Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering how in the world a paperback version of this THICK work will survive. Thoughts anyone on the prospect of this study bible coming in paperback form?


Luke said...

Does anyone else find it interesting that there is ZERO overlap with the scholars who wrote the reading guides and those writing the CCSS series? It seems like the polarization in the Church extends to every facet.

Timothy said...

Luke, I would say that both Fr Senior and the late Fr Daniel Harrington wrote endorsements for the CCSS.

Anonymous said...

If the Bible has a Imprimatur it is trustworthy.


hoshie said...

Back in the mid-1990s the Christian Research Institute (a Protestant Evangelical group) wrote a review of various study Bibles. They had this to say about the Catholic Study Bible:

"Thirteen scholars, including general editor Donald Senior, contributed to the 577 pages of “Reading Guides” that precede the text. These contain brief academic introductions and section-by-section surveys of each book of the Bible, with bibliographies for further reading."

I last saw this Bible around 1995 and I don't remember much about it.

Jason Engel said...

Sales will determine whether Oxford re-releases this in some variety of leather. I hate to say it, but to a certain extent the old saw has teeth: it seems Catholics tend to buy fewer Bibles per individual than Protestants, and tend to be satisfied with lesser quality craftsmanship in the Bibles they do buy. In a way, I see the possibility that R. L. Allan might bind a Catholic NRSV in their signature goatskin style as the one test that must be passed - If they make it, the Catholics better come, or no publisher will again consider publishing premium quality Catholic Bibles.

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Michael Demers said...

Mark DeForrest: I like the NABRE 2010 edition but the Vatican website carries the 1970 OT.

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Jeff S. said...

Interesting enough, I just went on the Vatican website and looked up
the English translation of the Bible; just go here and you'll find
it has NO LINK listed for the Psalms !

Jeff S. said...

What I meant was it does have the word Psalms, but there is
no clickable link after the word or as part of the
word itself. For example, Obadiah has nothing listed after it,
but Obadiah itself is a clickable link. Similarly for some other
shorter books like Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude; they are their
own clickable link. But the Psalms has no links listed to click on
after it and itself is NOT clickable.

Michael Demers said...

Jeff S.: you can access the Psalms (1991)on the Vatican website if you go the last chapter of Job and click on "Next" or go to the introduction for Proverbs and click on "Previous".

Michael Demers said...

Why doesn't the Vatican website show the New American Bible Revised Edition of 2010?!

Jeff S. said...

Thanks for the tip. However, it's still very awkward.
It forces you to keep clicking "Next" to get to the next psalm,
one-by-one. So if you want to get to psalm 122 for example,
you have to do quite a lot of clicking.

Hopefully you can find another trick to make your neat tip even
easier to use. I notice as I click, the URL changes with a pattern
which I'll write down and send in a following post

Michael Demers said...

Jeff S.: Google psalm 122 and click on it in results. Not always very consistent nor convenient. Do you know that the NABRE is on the USCCB website and BibleGateway? Have fun!

Jeff S. said...

Here's the pattern to the URL's for the Psalms:
It's a 36 element long pattern once it gets going
as you should see below. You'll note that the last
"group" has only 35 elements since the Hebrew, Catholic, and Protestant
Bibles have only 150 Psalms. The Eastern Orthodox one does have Psalm 151
and it's found in the NOAB RSV and NOAB NRSV (each with the Apocrypha)!
Hopefully I don't have any typos here.

Due to space limitations by the system here, I'll post it in three successive

Here's the pattern to the URL's for the Psalms:
It's a 36 element long pattern once it gets going
as you should see below. Hopefully I don't have any typos here. Introduction Psalm 1 Psalm 2 Psalm 3 Psalm 4 Psalm 5 Psalm 6 Psalm 7
----------------------------------------------------------------- Psalm 8 Psalm 9 Psalm 10 Psalm 11 Psalm 12 Psalm 13 Psalm 14 Psalm 15 Psalm 16 Psalm 17 Psalm 18 Psalm 19 Psalm 20 Psalm 21 Psalm 22 Psalm 23 Psalm 24 Psalm 25 Psalm 26 Psalm 27 Psalm 28 Psalm 29 Psalm 30 Psalm 31 Psalm 32 Psalm 33 Psalm 34 Psalm 35 Psalm 36 Psalm 37 Psalm 38 Psalm 39 Psalm 40 Psalm 41 Psalm 42 Psalm 43

Jeff S. said...

----------------------------------------------------------------- Psalm 44 Psalm 45 Psalm 46 Psalm 47 Psalm 48 Psalm 49 Psalm 50 Psalm 51 Psalm 52 Psalm 53 Psalm 54 Psalm 55 Psalm 56 Psalm 57 Psalm 58 Psalm 59 Psalm 60 Psalm 61 Psalm 62 Psalm 63 Psalm 64 Psalm 65 Psalm 66 Psalm 67 Psalm 68 Psalm 69 Psalm 70 Psalm 71 Psalm 72 Psalm 73 Psalm 74 Psalm 75 Psalm 76 Psalm 77 Psalm 78 Psalm 79
----------------------------------------------------------------- Psalm 80 Psalm 81 Psalm 82 Psalm 83 Psalm 84 Psalm 85 Psalm 86 Psalm 87 Psalm 88 Psalm 89 Psalm 90 Psalm 91 Psalm 92 Psalm 93 Psalm 94 Psalm 95 Psalm 96 Psalm 97 Psalm 98 Psalm 99 Psalm 100 Psalm 101 Psalm 102 Psalm 103 Psalm 104 Psalm 105 Psalm 106 Psalm 107 Psalm 108 Psalm 109 Psalm 110 Psalm 111 Psalm 112 Psalm 113 Psalm 114 Psalm 115

Jeff S. said... Psalm 116 Psalm 117 Psalm 118 Psalm 119 Psalm 120 Psalm 121 Psalm 122 Psalm 123 Psalm 124 Psalm 125 Psalm 126 Psalm 127 Psalm 128 Psalm 129 Psalm 130 Psalm 131 Psalm 132 Psalm 133 Psalm 134 Psalm 135 Psalm 136 Psalm 137 Psalm 138 Psalm 139 Psalm 140 Psalm 141 Psalm 142 Psalm 143 Psalm 144 Psalm 145 Psalm 146 Psalm 147 Psalm 148 Psalm 149 Psalm 150

Christopher Buckley said...

Catholic editions available for free at YouVersion's and YouBible app:
-Douay-Rheims Challoner Revisions 1752
-Good News Bible (Catholic edition)

I've been in touch with the publisher to ask they pursue rights to distribute RSV-2CE as well, and they are following up on it.

Jeff S. said...

The explanatory phrase Psalm xxx shown for each link is
NOT actually part of the link. I just put it there so you'll know what Psalm the link is for. So just copy and paste up through
the .HTM part of each link.