1. Unless otherwise indicated, all biblical quotations in this website are from the Douay-Challoner-Rheims (DCR) version of the Bible, with minor edits to update the English. Although the author has a preference for the DCR Bible, he does not use the DCR translation exclusively. If another version is used in the text, the abbreviation for the Bible’s name (RKB = Ronald Knox Bible; CNT = Confraternity NT Bible, etc.) will be included in the citation reference. For example, "NABRE Heb 1:1" means New American Bible Revised Edition, Hebrews Chapter 1, verse 1.
2. The abbreviations for the books of the Bible given below will be adopted in this website. They are the abbreviations corresponding to the names of the books in the DCR version. The abbreviations inside the parentheses are the abbreviations corresponding to the names of the books in newer versions of the Bible.
Icon of Jesus among the Doctors, (Mstera c. 1800)
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3. The numbering of the Psalms in the Douay, Greek and Latin Bibles differ from the numbering of the Psalms found in the Hebrew and most modern English versions. For example, Ps 23 in the Douay is Ps 24 in the New American Bible or the Revised Standard Version. The chart below shows the differences in the numbering:
4. I am in the process of updating Biblical names; for example, using "Noah" instead of "Noe," "Isaiah" instead of "Isaias." I plan to update the Bible references to conform with current nomenclature as well; for example, using "1 Samuel" and "2 Samuel" instead of "1 Kings" and "2 Kings." But this work is not yet complete. Some of the names and Bible references used in this website still use the old Douay names, and I apologize for any inconvenience caused by my previous use of the old names.