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BIBLES

COMMENTARIES

Greek - English - Latin Vulgate

(The English is the Ronald Knox Version)

With Bishop Challoner's Notes

With Commentary

Revised Standard Version

Revised Edition

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"Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome, Commentary on Isaiah, Prologue

1953 Edition

By Cornelius À Lapide

By Frederick Justus Knecht

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Q & A

1. Why didn't you include links to other approved Bibles, such as The Good News Translation?

I did not plan to include links to all approved Bibles because it is unnecessary to include so many. But here is why the six Bibles above were included:

  • The 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.

  • The Douay-Rheims (DRB) Bible – because it is a faithful translation of the Latin Vulgate, which was declared as "authentic" by the Council of Trent.

  • The Confraternity New Testament – because it is close to the DRB version and has a parallel commentary alongside the biblical text itself, which is cool.

  • The Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition – because this version is close to that of the Douay-Rheims Bible but using more modern English.

  • 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 it is what 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 whenever 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.

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