Announcing the first major update to the New American Bible (NAB) text in 20 years! Finally approved for publication, this new edition reflects the work of nearly 100 scholars and has been extensively reviewed and approved by the US Bishops. The New American Bible - Revised Edition (NABRE) takes into account the best current scholarship as well as the new discovery of ancient manuscripts that improve our knowledge and understanding of the Biblical text.
With its extensive notes, commentary, and cross-references, the NABRE will promote a deeper love and understanding of Scripture in the home, parish and school. In addition to its wealth of study material, this edition of the NABRE features the following valuable resources:
- 3 year liturgical cycle of Sunday readings
- 2 year liturgical cycle of daily Mass readings
- Extensive notes, commentary, and cross references
- Listing of Popes
- Manual of favorite Catholic prayers
- Attractive full color cover featuring Old Master art
- Quality paper
- Easy-to-read- typesetting (10 point font size)
- Measures 5" x 8"
- Soft cover
The New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) accomplishes three major goals in Biblical scholarship: First, a more accurate translation aided by modern archeological and historical discoveries; second, a more consistent rendering of the Greek and Hebrew to more closely express the meaning of the original text; and third, revisions in the NABRE reflect changes in modern English usage of particular words (ex. "burnt offering" substituted for "holocaust").
Note: The Catholic Bible readings used in the current missals & lectionaries & LOTH use an older version of the NAB translation that has now been updated in all the new NAB Bibles currently being printed. For this reason, this NAB Bible will be close (but not exactly word-for-word) to the readings you will hear at Mass. It is not possible to purchase an older NAB translation to exactly match the Mass readings, because they are no longer in print.