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Old 23rd May 2008, 07:35 PM
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Well, many years ago I started reading the Latin American version of the Bible. It is a Catholic Bible in Spanish.

Now I own and use the Jerusalem Bible. I bought this version because people recommended it to me, because, according to them, is one of the best translations.

I also use the New International Bible because of it's simplicity (easier for me to understand) and, of course, started reading the CPDV.

PS: I some times compare different versions when I don't understand or I'm confused about certain passage or verse.
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Old 23rd May 2008, 08:11 PM
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For my own personal reference, I use the Douay Rheims (Challoner Revision). For my bible study group, I use the NAB for compatability with the other students.
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Old 23rd May 2008, 09:37 PM
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At home and in school, I use the NAB.
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Old 23rd May 2008, 09:42 PM
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1. Nab

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Old 23rd May 2008, 10:15 PM
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question for members:

1. Which Bible version(s) do you use?


2. Which Bible version(s) do you own?
I own and use the King James Version. Is this a respectable Bible for Catholics or is it avoided?
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Old 23rd May 2008, 11:06 PM
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I own and use the King James Version. Is this a respectable Bible for Catholics or is it avoided?

The KJV is not an appropriate Bible for Catholics to use as their main Bible for study or devotion:

1. it's language is outdated, perhaps leading to possible misunderstandings of some verses

2. it was translated during a time in England when Catholics were being hunted down, imprisoned, and even put to death for being Catholic

3. the translators were openly atagonistic to Catholicism

4. it was not translated in the light of Catholic teaching, nor in accord with Vatican norms for Bible translation
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Old 23rd May 2008, 11:09 PM
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English language Catholic Bibles I recommend:

RSV catholic edition
NAB
JB
NJB
Douai (Challoner)

and my own translation, which you can find and use online:
http://www.sacredbible.org/

I use the original Douai Rheims Bible frequently, but the language is outdated and would be a significant obstacle for most Catholics.
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Old 23rd May 2008, 11:33 PM
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RSV-CE is my favorite version so far.
I also own the NAB, which I consult fairly often, and the Douay-Rheims (Baronius Press edition), which I really haven't familiarized myself with yet.
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Old 24th May 2008, 01:46 AM
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Interesting notes found on the Introduction from the Latin American version of the Bible (Translated from the Hebrew and Greek to Spanish):

Among other thins, says the following:

Where to start reading the Bible?
"The easiest way is to start by the Gospels, where we encounter ourselves directly with Jesus Christ Who is the Light, The Truth and the Word of God (Way, Truth and Life).

Of course, the pages of the Old Testament contain very important teachings. Nevertheless, the person who reads them after hearing The Christ, understands them better and finds them a new flavor....."


The following is an interesting introductory from Fr. Bernardo:

"Dear reader,

The Bible is the Word of God, but, even though you have bought this book and read it with many attention, you will not obligate God to deliver His message to you. He Himself will introduce you to the Truth, with the purpose for you to accomplish His requirements. The first one is for you to look for it with perseverance, well then, for those who call, the doors will be open; do not demoralize yourself if, at the beginning, you don't understand, but ask with prayer and you will obtain it. Another condition to capture the teaching of God is for you to look for it with your brothers, participating in a Christian community....."
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Old 24th May 2008, 04:13 AM
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Ron,
in an effort to still retain family and native language roots, i have been reading a Latin-Vulgate translation into Spanish by Felix Torres Amat, member of the 'Royal Spanish Academy' who bases translation also on original Hebrew and Greek Texts. It was published by "libri Catholici" Imprimatur Bishop: Mario De Gasperin Gasperin, Mexico - August 1991
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