Also, there are a handful of places where the translation makes unfortunate choices. What’s not to love when the NRSV translating committee had the guiding mantra of “As literal as possible; as free as necessary.” That beautifully stated goal makes my heart soar! I find its literary value to be incredibly underrated. The New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition also has the imprimatur, granted on 12 September 1991 and 15 October 1991, respectively. The Confraternity Bible fits this description. I'm a Benedictine Oblate and I usually chant five of the seven Offices a day. 10.40. Again, it saddens me that the Vulgate and the Septuagint don't seem to be prevalent textual traditions as the basis for translations anymore. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. My favorite version is the Confraternity Bible. Many scholars have said that pluralizing the blessed man obscures the connection.The NABRE has some REALLY awkward renderings, such as its fumbling English in Matthew 19:6 due to an attempt at inclusivity, but I really enjoy the letters of St. Paul in the NABRE. Attempts a balance between word-for-word and thought-for-thought. Part 2 allows for dissent of one or both of the aforementioned transitions. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. (That being said, knowing these people has been very inspiring to me, as they love Jesus to a deep level that I am only beginning to understand in my own life.) But, the footnotes help with that, and the literary quality is outstanding. Well, I wanted to spend this post looking at the five most popular Catholic Bible translations that are easily available to most people h... "Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter: whoever finds one has found a treasure. Sorry about the CAPTCHA. It reads aloud well. Catholic Christianity offers the world the fullness of the Christian Faith. Guest Post: NABRE vs. NRSV vs Neither (Part II) We now move on to part II of this series initated by guest blogger Dominic. Copyright Catholic Bibles Blog (2008-2018). Therefore will I trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. For instance, in the NABRE you will not hear about the "human one" (ch. in Pauline letters) with language that simply departs from source text ("brothers ans sisters"), OT based on older source texts, not as lovely as NABRE's revised OT NABRE: Inconsistent hybrid translation (2011 OT + 1986 NT) and thus "incomplete" until NT finally revised4) No other translation may be introduced other than only naming your favorite translation. It is trusted even by people outside of Christianity--it is the base text for the Jewish Annotated New Testament.CONS-While this is probably intermingled with the NRSV being so appreciated on an ecumenical level, I would feel slightly more comfortable with more involvement in a translation by the traditional liturgical/sacramental Christian communities. He has listed some ground rules for this, which I encourage you to read before commenting. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. This one wasn't bad, but I was on a site the other day that I failed repeatedly since I'm never sure if the photo containing a sliver of road sign or car "counts". Cookies help us deliver our Services. REB vs. NABRE: New Testament Letters (16th Sunday in OT), A Few Days with the Confraternity Bible: Part 2, Coming in September: The Great Adventure Bible, Review: PCP’s Douay-Rheims (1899 Edition), First Look: Large Print NABRE from Thomas Nelson Catholic Bible Press, Email Update from Schuyler on their Premium RSV, Guest Review of the Augustine Institute Hardcover ESV-CE, New Editions of the ESV-CE from the Augustine Institute. comes along I guess it'll be the end of commenting. Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, ... Is it big? I like both translations, at least since NAB became NABRE. There are some parts of the Old Testament in particular where it really brings the text to life. I just might need to buy the NOAB ebook despite its unfortunate eRendering! I didn't address new question 3, why is my translation preferable. My favorite edition of the NRSV is my genuine leather, New Interpreter's Bible. , In the preface to the NRSV Bruce Metzger wrote for the committee that “many in the churches have become sensitive to the danger of linguistic sexism arising from the inherent bias of the English language towards the masculine gender, a bias that in the case of the Bible has often restricted or obscured the meaning of the original text”. However, if you're in the U.S., the NAB is used in the liturgy. For he is our peace, he who made both one and broke down the dividing wall of enmity, through his flesh, abolishing the law with its commandments and legal claims, that he might create in himself one new person in place of the two, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile both with God, in one body, through the cross, putting that enmity to death by it. Yes! Another question: How do you guys like the parrall bible? I prefer archaic language (thee, thou, ye, etc) though I understand that it isn't everyone's cup of tea. While the footnotes catch heat, I truly don't understand the animus. NRSV New Revised Standard Version. It isn't in the KJV stream of existing in dialogue with great literature, if that matters to you. I think it is as scholarly, and more updated, than the NRSV.  The update will be managed by the SBL following an agreement with the copyright-holding NCC. The pro for NABRE for me is that even though I know the notes are infamous and skeptical in nature, I do like reading a gloss on things. This bible has Maccabbees 1+2 and the other Catholic books. The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) is an English translation of the Bible published in 1989 by the National Council of Churches. However, at the end of the day I'm a Catholic and I want a Catholic translation. This was his purpose, to reconcile the two in a single body to God through the cross, by which he killed the enmity. But you can just get a missal if you want to read the readings with the same exact words that will be read at Mass - or just check the readings online. Those two and the RSV-CE are the only translations I regularly use. Occasionally, I'll read from the Knox or Bibliotheca, but usually one of those three.With the revised OT, the NABRE has taken over the top spot for me, but the NRSV is not far behind.Pros and cons: The NABRE is a wonderfully readable, yet mostly formal equivalence, translation that, in my opinion, gets the inclusive language issue almost exactly right. PS: Pointless aside. It is clear. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. This move has been widely criticised by some, including within the Catholic Church, and continues to be a point of contention today. I do not see the road ahead of me. For practical reading, I prefer the NRSV.3) For my purposes the 2 are have no cons other than publishing decisions. In my peace activism I've hung out with many great Mainline protestants, but to be perfectly honest I find their churches to be a bit accommodating and watered down. Nos partenaires et nous-mêmes stockerons et/ou utiliserons des informations concernant votre appareil, par l’intermédiaire de cookies et de technologies similaires, afin d’afficher des annonces et des contenus personnalisés, de mesurer les audiences et les contenus, d’obtenir des informations sur les audiences et à des fins de développement de produit.