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Random House, Inc The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition

When it comes to Bible translations, readability and reliability are what matter; and on both counts, the original Jerusalem Bible stands alone. Reissued for the first time in over a decade, The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition carries the imprimatur of the Roman Catholic Church. It meets the need for a modern translation based on the most reliable ancient texts. While it avoids the archaic language of the King James Version, it still holds to the traditional (noninclusive) language that appeals to conservative Catholic and Protestant Christians.

The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition is filled with several appealing features:

  • The complete canon of Holy Scripture, including the deuterocanonical books
  • An English translation that is as close as possible to the literal meaning of the ancient texts
  • Traditional, non-inclusive language
  • Brief introductions to each book that orient the reader to the historical setting
  • Limited footnotes where necessary to clarify only the literal meaning of the text
  • Portable 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" x 1 7/8" trim size
  • 8 point text
  • Single column format
  • Footnotes
  • Jacketed Hardcover
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3 out of 3100%customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition
Review 1 for The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition
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So glad I purchased this, wish I'd purchased more

Date:January 12, 2014
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Tabby
Location:Ohio
Age:35-44
Gender:female
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Mother Angelica recommended this and I went straight away to the CBD website and added it to my list. After a quick search I was not surprised to see the CBD price was the best around. In my opinion, Mother Angelica's recommendation beats any review I could write and the description above says it all. Thank you CBD for offering this hardback Bible at such a great price.
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Review 2 for The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition
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5 out of 5
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This Bible is comfortable and easy to read

Date:November 17, 2013
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berryf
Location:Columbia, MO
Age:Over 65
Gender:male
I have several different version of the Bible. This is my favorite because, without dumbing down the language, or syntax throughout, it is linguistically superior to most modern versions of the Bible that I have read. I especially like the fact that it is published in a single column. It is comprehensively cross-referenced, and the notes on each page are likewise easy to read and understand. It is a Catholic version containing the deuterocanonical books.
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Review 3 for The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition
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This is a great addition to my Christian studies.

Date:October 1, 2012
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Location:Sooke, B.C., Canada
Age:Over 65
Gender:female
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In what I have read so far, there is greater clarity than what all the other translators give us as God's Word. The book itself is of high quality and well worth the money.
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Review 4 for The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Date:May 6, 2009
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Jim Henley
I love this translation! When I went to Christ for the Nations (1979-1981) I bought and 8-translation New Testament that contained the Jerusalem Bible New Testament. Only after I bought a book by Prof. Peter Kreeft did I learn that J.R.R. Tolkien had translated the book of Job for the Jerusalem Bible, reader's edition. The entire Old Testament is beautifully translated into modern English; I did find one scripture I had trouble understanding-- Isa. 29:14; "very well, I shall have to go on BEING PRODIGAL OF PRODIGIOUS PRODIGIES WITH THIS PEOPLE." I found this amusing, and I highly recommend this Bible translation. The binding is beautiful, and I have no complaints whatever!
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Review 5 for The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition
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5 out of 5

Date:January 16, 2009
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Jeffrey Canniff
I aquire my first copy of the Jerusalem Bible when it was initially published by DoubleDay. I found the readers edition to easy to read and very well notated with foonotes, along with direct notes on editorial errors made in the oringal text that it was translated from. I am glad that they have republished it.
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Review 6 for The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition
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Date:April 2, 2008
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Robert Rivera
I found this bible to be exactly what I thought it would be. It serves my purpose well. I am always looking for other versions of the bible and this one meets all my expectations.
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Review 7 for The Jerusalem Bible, Reader's Edition
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Date:January 22, 2008
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Todd Bibler
Excellant translation but very poor quality. I would recommend the translation but not this edition. Some of the print is very blurred making it hard to read. Random House did a very poor job in reprinting this bible.
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