Reviews - What do customers think about The Ignatius Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition?
BEST BIBLE TRANSLATION Jun 13, 2008
I LOVE THE OLD KING JAMES BIBLE, IT SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL WHEN READ OUT LOUD, EVEN IF IT IS NOT VERY CLEAR TO MODERN ENGLISH SPEAKERS. HOWEVER, THIS BIBLE IS ONE OF THE BEST TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE AND IT INCLUDES MUCH OF THE APOCRYPHA LEFT OUT OF PROTESTANT TRANSLATIONS. THE WORD, AS CLOSE TO UNEDITED AND UNABRIDGED AS YOU CAN GET IT WITHOUT YOUR OWN BURNING BUSH :-)
Bible Notes in Back Nov 10, 2007
I like the hard cover, which is very durable. The pages are thicker than most wafer-thin Bible pages, which makes it better for highlighting, underlining, or writing in the margins. There are no commentaries, etc, which is OK because I am buying it for the Bible, not the commentary. The books run one into another; they do not start a new page for each new book of the Bible. The footnotes are in the back of the Bible, so you have to flip back and forth if you want to read them, instead of being on the same page as the text they apply to. The Psalms have TWO chapter numbers for every chapter after Chapter 19 (based on Bible history and development), and this double-numbering is very distracting. I like that Psalm 23 has me going through "the Valley of the Shadow of Death" instead of "a dark valley", and it has me living in the House of the Lord "FOREVER" instead of "all the days of my life" or "many years to come".
Beautiful May 23, 2007
I would argue that this is one of the most beautifully translated and one of the best translations that exists. While not for everyone with the Olde English in the OT (I learned using the KJV so I have no trouble) it is an extremely reliable translation for those who want sure wording they can trust.
The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition Apr 12, 2007
The cover is well done. However, the print was too small for my husband. I looked at the sample cover page before purchasing, but should have checked more pages. To use in a class setting, the text should be written in a larger print. Otherwise it is fine.
Good for the price Feb 7, 2007
Good Bible for its price. Print is medium-small, as you might expect from a bible this size. Print runs too close to binding, so it's not the easiest to read. But, I like how it has no same-page commentary (some notes are in the back).