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When it comes to Bible translations, readability and reliability are what matter; and on both counts, the original Jerusalem Bible stands alone. Reissued for the first time in over a decade, The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition carries the imprimatur of the Roman Catholic Church. It meets the need for a modern translation based on the most reliable ancient texts. While it avoids the archaic language of the King James Version, it still holds to the traditional (noninclusive) language that appeals to conservative Catholic and Protestant Christians.
The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition is filled with several appealing features:
- The complete canon of Holy Scripture, including the deuterocanonical books
- An English translation that is as close as possible to the literal meaning of the ancient texts
- Traditional, non-inclusive language
- Brief introductions to each book that orient the reader to the historical setting
- Limited footnotes where necessary to clarify only the literal meaning of the text
- Portable 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 1 7/8" trim size
- 8 point text
- Single column format
- Jacketed Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1664
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 X 1.75 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Text Size: 8 Point
Note Size: 8 Point
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For all the people around the world who are discovering or revisiting the mysteries contained in the Scriptures, only a clear, understandable Bible translation will do. With language as exquisite but more modern than the King James Version, THE JERUSALEM BIBLE is the one they can trust.
"This is one of those really monumental works.--There is just nothing like it in English, and I will not live long enough to see anything like it."--Father J. L. McKenzie, President, Society of Biblical Literature
TabbyohioAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5So glad I purchased this, wish I'd purchased moreJanuary 12, 2014TabbyohioAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Mother Angelica recommended this and I went straight away to the CBD website and added it to my list. After a quick search I was not surprised to see the CBD price was the best around. In my opinion, Mother Angelica's recommendation beats any review I could write and the description above says it all. Thank you CBD for offering this hardback Bible at such a great price.
berryfColumbia, MOAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5This Bible is comfortable and easy to readNovember 17, 2013berryfColumbia, MOAge: Over 65Gender: maleI have several different version of the Bible. This is my favorite because, without dumbing down the language, or syntax throughout, it is linguistically superior to most modern versions of the Bible that I have read. I especially like the fact that it is published in a single column. It is comprehensively cross-referenced, and the notes on each page are likewise easy to read and understand. It is a Catholic version containing the deuterocanonical books.
noneSooke, B.C., CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This is a great addition to my Christian studies.October 1, 2012noneSooke, B.C., CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In what I have read so far, there is greater clarity than what all the other translators give us as God's Word. The book itself is of high quality and well worth the money.
Jim Henley5 Stars Out Of 5May 6, 2009Jim HenleyI love this translation! When I went to Christ for the Nations (1979-1981) I bought and 8-translation New Testament that contained the Jerusalem Bible New Testament. Only after I bought a book by Prof. Peter Kreeft did I learn that J.R.R. Tolkien had translated the book of Job for the Jerusalem Bible, reader's edition. The entire Old Testament is beautifully translated into modern English; I did find one scripture I had trouble understanding-- Isa. 29:14; "very well, I shall have to go on BEING PRODIGAL OF PRODIGIOUS PRODIGIES WITH THIS PEOPLE." I found this amusing, and I highly recommend this Bible translation. The binding is beautiful, and I have no complaints whatever!
Jeffrey Canniff5 Stars Out Of 5January 16, 2009Jeffrey CanniffI aquire my first copy of the Jerusalem Bible when it was initially published by DoubleDay. I found the readers edition to easy to read and very well notated with foonotes, along with direct notes on editorial errors made in the oringal text that it was translated from. I am glad that they have republished it.