Greek - English - Latin Vulgate
(The English is the Ronald Knox Version)
w / Bishop Challoner's Notes
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"Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome, Commentary on Isaiah, Prologue
By Frederick Justus Knecht
Q & A
1. Why didn't you include links to other approved Bibles, such as The Good News Translation?
RESPONSE: I did not plan to include links to all approved Bibles because it is not necessary to put so many. But here is the reason why the five Bibles above were included:
Ronald Knox Version – because it comes with the Greek (Septuagint) and Latin texts, which could be useful for those who know Greek and/or Latin.
Douay-Challoner-Rheims (DCR) Bible – because it is a faithful translation of the Latin Vulgate, which the Council of Trent declared as "authentic."
The Confraternity New Testament – because it is close to the DCR version and has a parallel commentary alongside the biblical text itself, which is really cool.
The New American Bible Revised Edition – because this version contains a wealth of helpful footnotes based on recent research, and is free to use from the USCCB website.
Nova Vulgata – This is the official Latin Bible of the Catholic Church. It is basically an updated version of the original Latin Vulgate of St. Jerome, and which the Catholic Church now uses in all its official Latin documents. It was completed in 1979.
If there is a Bible that you prefer to use, see if you can find it online and then just bookmark it. It will then be available to you anytime you want it. BibleGateway.com has many free bible versions available online. To find them, first go to BibleGateway.com. Then in the header, at the right search box, click the downward arrow to display all the Bibles they have that are available online. The list includes Bibles in other language translations as well, such as Spanish, Italian, Japanese, etc.
2. When you have any page of the DCR Bible open, how do you go back to the main table of contents?
RESPONSE: For the DCR Bible, scroll to the top of the page, then click the link on the top left that says "DRBO.ORG." This will take you back to the main table of contents.