Thank you to Oxford University Press for providing a review copy
Monday, February 22, 2016
First Look: The Catholic Study Bible (NABRE) 3rd Edition
Yesterday, I received a paperback edition of The Catholic Study Bible 3rd Edition, which appears to have been released about 10 days earlier than expected. It has the same look and feel as the the 2nd edition (NABRE), which came out in 2011. The big difference, of course, is that all the reading guides have been updated to reflect the NABRE OT translation. Also, there are brand new reading guides for the Pentateuch, 1&2 Chronicles, 1&2 Maccabees, Lamentations, Baruch, Tobit, Judith, Mark, and Acts of the Apostles. All of the other features found in the prior edition, like the New Oxford Maps, concordance, full lectionary readings, in-text maps and charts, are all present in this edition. I think there may be a few more. This is a fine edition and certainly worthy of your consideration. My only complaint is that the bonded leather edition is $95, which is crazy. The past two editions, including this one, have not come out in genuine leather, which is a shame since the NOAB 4th (NRSV) was produced in a very soft genuine leather. Get on it Oxford!