Do you know of a good Catholic Bible that is online? The one I am currently using is the one on the USCCB website but would prefer to use Douay-Rheims. I wanted to use the one below but they link to the Fatima Crusader, Maria Valtorta, SSPX, etc. http://www.drbo.org/
you can also find the RSV here http://www.hti.umich.edu/r/rsv/(non-ce) and Rheims New Testament here http://www.hti.umich.edu/r/rheims/
I use the drbo.org site, but I am uncomfortable with the views held there. I like it because they also have the Latin Vulgate available.
I'm glad my buddy Matt was able to help.
Al & Moneybags,
I'm constantly learning more and more about our beautiful Catholic faith. I was unaware that the New Jerusalem Bible is also a popular Bible to read.
I was going to add the Vulgate, but since I haven't read it and I am completely in agreement with you about the original, but I wanted to know which 'English' translation is favored by my readers.
So tell me more about the New Jerusalem Bible if possible.
I plan to have another Bible poll in the future so I'll include the New Jerusalem Bible then if appropriate.
There are 2 editions of the Jerusalem Bible (JB), the original 1966 version & the Revised version. The problem I have with the new version is that it is somewhat politically correct in its use of inclusive language. But it isn't quite (but almost) as bad at it as is the revised New American Bible (NAB).
When the original lectionary came out in the early 70s for the USA there were 2 versions approved, the 1 using the NAB & 1 using the JB. The 1 using the JB was rarely used. Probably because the NAB copyright was owned by the USCCB.
Having taken 3 semesters of OT Hebrew I have to say that the OT of the JB seems to be fairly accurate.
The 1966 edition is the version I would recommend. It is only available in the Reader's edition (with minimal footnotes). Make sure you are sure it is the 1966 version.
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