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Item description for Catholic Comparative New Testament-PR-RSV/NRSV/Douay-Rheims/Nab/Gnt/Jb/NJB by Oxford University Press...
The history of Bible translation within the Catholic Church is characterized by a rich tradition of rendering the Scriptures into the language of the faith community.
The CCNT features eight complete Catholic New Testaments that show the full range of expression for this central text of study, worship, prayer, and contemplation. A wide spectrum of people - including new and experienced Bible readers, homilists, and teachers - will gain from having this resource on their bookshelves.
The Douay-Rheims, RSVCB, NRSVCB, and NAB are called formal equivalent translations (popularly referred to as "word-for-word" translations). This means that scholars rendered the New Testament's original language into English that is as close as possible to its original wording. The result is a translation that is particularly valuable for careful analysis of the text.
Meanwhile, the JB, GNB, NJB, and Christian Community Bible represent the "thought-for-thought" school of Bible translation (technically described as dynamic or functional equivalent). This method places the priority on the intended meaning of the original vocabulary, adapting it to English syntax and grammar. Such a translation tends to be easier to read and understand.
The texts are conveniently displayed on facing pages (four translations per page), with the same set of verses on each one. The order in which the translations appear on the pages demonstrates a progression in translation philosophy from formal to functional equivalency.
Publishers Description The Catholic Comparative New Testament features eight complete Catholic New Testaments, translated by dedicated scholars and gathered into a single convenient volume. This edition includes both "word-for-word" translations of the scripture as well as "thought-for-thought" translations. Readers can compare verses at a glance with facing-page translations (four translations per page) in a clear, easy-to-read typeface. The CCNT features four "word-for-word" translations - Douay-Rheims, Revised Standard Version Catholic Bible, New Revised Standard Version Catholic Bible, and the New American Bible. These translations follow as closely as possible the New Testament's original wording, making them perfect for close readings of the text. The Jerusalem Bible, the Good News Bible, the New Jerusalem Bible, and the Christian Community Bible represent the "thought-for-thought" school of Bible translation. These translations emphasize the intended meaning of the original vocabulary, adapting it to English syntax and grammar, making it easier to understand for the lay reader. The Catholic Comparative New Testament offers the most unique and informed way of reading scripture with its eight different translations. Beautifully printed on the highest quality material, the CCNT is an excellent study guide for the value.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.6" Height: 1.6" Weight: 2.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 20, 2006
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 019528299X ISBN13 9780195282993
Color: Full Color Point/Type Size: 0.00 Version: PAR
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Great tool for Bible study Jan 18, 2007
The Catholic Comparative New Testament is an excellent tool for Bible study. It is easy to use. It gives you 8 diffent translations at a glance. Why look up a passage in a single version Bible when you can compare 8 Bible versions at once? This book should be owned by all serious Bible students.
Must Have for Catholic Libraries Nov 6, 2006
This Comparative NT is a must have reference for any Catholic home library. Whether you are doing bible study, exegesis, or just personal reading, this is an outstanding collection of translations of the Catholic New Testament. This is the first time I have come across a collection of Catholic translations in one volume. It is a masterful work.
Opening the Book Oct 20, 2006
With the publication of this comparative New Testament, whoever said that Catholics don't read the Bible is probably eating his hat. However, Protestants looking for a good parallel text edition might want to consider this one. Why? It has not only the new "inclusive language" Revised Standard Version, but the old "standard" Revised Standard Version, and the RSV is surely one of the most beautiful translations next to the King James ever produced. Then there's the Jerusalem Bible, which many people like to read if for no other reason than that Tolkien translated the book of Job in the Old Testament (not included here).
The Good News New Testament was designed as a limited vocabulary paraphrase so as to be easy to read. The American Bible is the regular "standard" Catholic Bible. The real find in this edition is the Douay- Rheims, a translation historically significant to both Protestants and Catholics which many people are curious about and would like to read. The title of Flannery O'Connor's novel, The Violent Bear it Away, for instance, comes from a verse in that translation.
For those wondering how a Catholic Bible differs from a Protestant one, the Catholic one has 73 books instead of 66, but the additional books are all in the Old Testament; the New Testament has the same 22 books. I don't agree with some of the notes in the Oxford Annotated RSV Bible, some of which may be common to this edition. But Oxford has chosen a tantalizing assortment of translations for this volume, which even the casual reader will find difficult to put down.
A Great Catholic Bible of reference to compare good and bad translations! Feb 28, 2006
I love this Bible. When I read this, I was able to compare the Douay Rheims Bible, the New American Bible, the Revised Standard Version: Catholic Edition, the Jerusalem Bible, and many more.
This comparitive Bible of the New Testament is great, because you get to read and compare each Catholic Bible version. I loved the Douay Rheims because it was a true literal translation based from the Latin Vulgate.
It is recommended to be owned because you can share it with Catholics or non-Catholics to what Bible they read and own.
I cannot say it is liberal or conservative, but what I can say about it---it is a reference tool for comparing translations.