The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition   -     Edited By: Alexander Jones
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The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition

Edited By: Alexander Jones
Random House, Inc / 2000 / Hardcover

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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
  • Footnotes
  • Jacketed Hardcover

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 1664
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 X 1.75 (inches)
ISBN: 0385499183
ISBN-13: 9780385499187
Availability: In Stock
Text Size: 8 Point

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Publisher's Description

When it comes to Bible translations, readability and reliability are what count; and on both counts, the original JERUSALEM BIBLE stands alone. A product of the age of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), THE JERUSALEM BIBLE (published in 1966) was the first truly modern Bible for Catholics. Using definitive original language texts such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, biblical scholars of L'École Biblique in Jerusalem produced a meticulously accurate, wonderfully readable French translation of the complete canon of Scripture (La Bible de Jérusalem). From this French original came the English edition, edited by renowned Bible scholar Alexander Jones.

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.

Author Bio

ALEXANDER JONES (d. 1970) is considered one of the world's leading biblical scholars. He lectured extensively and authored innumerable articles and several books based on the Scriptures. Formerly a senior lecturer in divinity at Christ's College, Liverpool, he studied at Upholland College in Lancashire, the Gregorian University, and the Biblical Institute in Rome, as well as L'École Biblique in Jerusalem.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for THE JERUSALEM BIBLE (1966 edition):

"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

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    Mother 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.
  2. Columbia, MO
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This Bible is comfortable and easy to read
    November 17, 2013
    berryf
    Columbia, MO
    Age: Over 65
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    I 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.
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    In 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.
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 6, 2009
    Jim Henley
    I 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!
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    January 16, 2009
    Jeffrey Canniff
    I 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.
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