Douay-Rheims Bible, Hardcover With Genuine Leather, Black
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In 1546, the Council of Trent declared the Latin Vulgate Bible as authentic, and declared that "No one (may) dare or presume under any pretext whatsoever to reject it" (4th Session, April 8, 1546). The Douay-Rheims Bible is an English translation of the Latin Vulgate Bible, a version universally used in the Church for over 1500 years, itself meticulously translated from the original Hebrew and Greek by St. Jerome (A.D. 340-420).
The Douay-Rheims was completed in 1609, and is therefore older than the King James Version, the oldest Protestant translation still in use, which was published in 1611. The Rheims New Testament was published nearly thirty years earlier, in 1582. Further, the translators of the KJV make specific reference to the Douay version in their translators' preface. It is commonly acknowledged that, in preparing the KJV, the translators made use of the Rheims New Testament and adopted many of its readings in preference to those of other English editions.
Since it was translated quite literally and with great reverence for each individual word from the Vulgate, which in turn reflects the structure of the original languages very clearly, the Douay-Rheims Bible can give great insight into the minds of the sacred authors.
In 1749-1752, Bishop Challoner made major revisions to the Douay-Rheims version, to improve its readability without diminishing its accuracy. The notes, written by Bishop Challoner are entirely faithful to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church. The revised Douay-Rheims Bible has been approved by the Church many times over, including the approbation of Cardinal Gibbons for the 1899 edition that Baronius Press is publishing.
For over 300 years, the Douay Rheims Bible was the only Catholic English translation of Scripture used. It continues to be used officially in Catholic churches today.
- Completely retypeset to reproduce the original 1899 edition, making reading much easier.
- Eleven coloured maps digitally redrawn by hand and fully coloured
- 32 beautiful engravings that recreate key moments in Biblical History
- Family Register section
- Included in this edition – Three Papal encyclicals regarding the importance of the Holy Bible.
- PROVIDENTISSIMUS DEUS - Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII - On the Study of Holy Scripture
- SPIRITUS PARACLITUS - Encyclical of Pope Benedict XV - On St. Jerome
- DIVINO AFFLANTE SPIRITU - Encyclical of Pope Pius XII - On Promoting Biblical Studies, Commemorating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Providentissimus Deus
- Hardcover bound with genuine leather
- Gold page edges
- 2 ribbon markers
- 8-point text size
- 8.50" x 6.50" x 2.00"
|Format: Genuine Leather|
Number of Pages: 1512
Vendor: Baronius Press
Dimensions: 8.50 X 6.00 X 2.25 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
|Text Color: Black Letter|
Text Size: 8 Point
Thumb Index: No
Ribbon Marker: Yes
Page Gilding: Gold
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Kevin C.5 Stars Out Of 5Classic Old TranslationApril 5, 2011Kevin C.Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This Bible is put together with fine craftsmanship. It is basically a Catholic translation done in Old English from Jerome's manuscript. The original Old Testament translation is from 1609 (Douay) and the original New Testament translation is from 1582 (Rheims). However, it was revised just like the King James. This revision was done in 1899. The Large Print is excellent. There are some beautiful pictures in this as well. It also has some cross references. If you like Old English Bibles you should pick this one up. It's a very enjoyable read.
bestfaithforwardAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Bible!October 17, 2010bestfaithforwardAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I was a little worried at first about ordering the Douay-Rheims version, but I am so glad I did! I also have another Douay-Rheims bible now (Saint Benedict Press) which is also nice. This bible is beautiful and simple~ The text is precise and clean and easy to read. The pictures in the bible are beautiful black and white engravings~ It seems like a very traditional bible so it would be good for those who want something along those lines. If anyone of you is worried about the wording in the bible (as I was), don't be~ The wording is much more beautiful than the NAB. I thought I wasn't going to like it or it would be hard to understand, but it's not. I actually have a greater love for reading the Word than before~ This is a great bible! I will definitely be purchasing more!
Roseanne Mcgovern5 Stars Out Of 5January 23, 2009Roseanne McgovernEXCELLENT!!!!I bought two Douay-Rheims Holy Bibles, Hardcover with Genuine Leather in Black and even had both engraved and the engraving was perfect!! They were also large print Bibles so they are very easy to read and hard to find in this version. We are thrilled with our purchase We are VERY satisfied customers and we will cherish our Bibles forever!!