Thursday, January 21, 2010

FYI - Some Catholic Books of note

Scott Hahn's Ignatius Catholic Study Bible is ready for pre-orders at Amazon. Here's the description:

The only Catholic Study Bible based on the Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament brings together all of the books of the New Testament and the penetrating study tools developed by renowned Bible teachers Dr. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch.

This volume presents the written Word of God in a highly readable, accurate translation, excellent for personal and group study. Extensive study notes, topical essays and word studies provide fresh and faithful insights informed by time-tested, authentically Catholic interpretations from the Fathers of the Church and other scholars. Commentaries include the best insights of ancient, medieval and modern scholarship, and follow the Church s guidelines for biblical interpretation. Plus, each New Testament book is outlined and introduced with an essay covering questions of authorship, date of composition, intended audience and general themes. The Ignatius Study Bible also includes handy reference materials such as a doctrinal index, a concise concordance, a helpful cross-reference system, and various maps and charts.

''With copious historical and theological notes, incisive commentary and tools for study, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament is outstanding for private devotion, personal study and Bible study groups. It is excellent for evangelization and apologetics as well!''
Stephen Ray, Host of The Footprints of God series; Author of Upon This Rock

Also Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mother of the Civilization of Love
debuted at #6 on the NYT Best Sellers list last fall and is still ranking well on Amazon.

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a soldiers wife said...

I just added it to my Amazon cart.

Moonshadow said...

Scott Hahn's Ignatius Catholic Study Bible

This is only the NT, not the entire Bible.

(I pre-ordered with Amazon's Two-Day 1-Click.)

Erin said...

Is there any good information out there on the different Catholic translations? I like the RSV & NRSV, mainly because if I'm studying with Protestants, my OT verse numbers (particularly the Psalms) match up with theirs.

I seem to see a lot of preference for the RSV over, say, the NAB, and was wondering where that came from.


Kelly said...

The RSV is a more literal translation than the NAB. I use the Ignatius RSV, which is a Catholic Bible. I did an article on Catholic Bibles a while back. I'll see if I can find it.

Kelly said...

The Dake Bible and Catholic Editions

Another Catholic Study Bible

Moonshadow said...

The NT of the NAB is a particularly literal translation. The only difficulty with the NAB OT is that chunks of Hebrew text were shifted around (emendation) in an effort to make a more sensible translation. This was accepted procedure at the time but now, out of respect for the Hebrew Scriptures, Christians use the MT without emendation.

See Adele Berlin's remarks in the Anchor Bible commentary ... I've typed them out here.

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