Richard Challoner
Bishop Richard Challoner
Bishop Richard Challoner

Bishop Challoner's Revision (New Testament)

First Revision - 1749

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Title The / New Testament / of / Our Lord and Saviour / Jesus Christ. / Translated out of the Latin Vulgat; dili- / gently compared with the original Greek: / and first published by the English College / of Rhemes, Anno 1582. / Newly revised, and corrected according to the / Clementin Edition of the Scriptures. / With Annotations, for clearing up mo- / dern Controversies in Religion, / and other Difficulties of Holy Writ. / Printed in the Year MDCCXLIX.
Date 1749
Publisher Unknown publisher, Dublin?
Contents The Rhemes New Testament revised by Richard Challoner (1691 - 1781) with his annotations.
Images Title page
References HERBERT 1086, POPE 669-8, COTTON 228, CHAMBERLIN 16, Taliaferro-EELBV 7165.100
Comments First in the series of major revisions of the Rheims New Testament chiefly by Challoner that would form the basis for English language Catholic Testaments for the next two centuries.

Second Revision - 1750

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Title The / New Testament / of / Our Lord and Saviour / Jesus Christ. / Translated out of the Latin Vulgat; dili- / gently compared with the original Greek: / and first published by the English College / of Rhemes, Anno 1582. / Newly revised, and corrected according to the / Clementin Edition of the Scriptures. / With Annotations, for clearing up mo- / dern Controversies in Religion, / and other Difficulties of Holy Writ. / Printed in the Year MDCCL.
Date 1750
Publisher Unknown publisher, Meighan?, Dublin?
Contents The Rhemes New Testament revised by Richard Challoner (1691 - 1781) with his annotations.
Images Title page
References HERBERT 1090, POPE 669-10, COTTON 229, CHAMBERLIN 10 & 16, Taliaferro-EELBV 7165.115
Comments Second in the series of major revisions of the Rheims New Testament chiefly by Challoner that would form the basis for English language Catholic Testaments for the next two centuries. Changes from the 1749 edition are relatively minor. The title is in red and black. Although a revision of the Douay Old Testament appeared in the same year, this is a distinct edition.

Third Revision - 1752

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Title The / New Testament / of / Our Lord and Saviour / Jesus Christ. / Translated out of the Latin Vulgat; dili- / gently compared with the original Greek: / and first published by the / English College of Rhemes, Anno 1582. / Newly revised, and corrected according to the / Clementin Edition of the Scriptures. / With / Annotations / For clearing up modern Controversies in Religion, / and other Difficulties of Holy Writ. / Volume I. [of 2] / Printed in the Year MDCCLII.
Date 1752
Publisher Unknown publisher, Dublin?
Contents The Rhemes New Testament revised by Richard Challoner (1691 - 1781) with his annotations.
Images Title page
References HERBERT 1099, POPE 669-11, COTTON 229, CHAMBERLIN 16, Taliaferro-EELBV 7165.120
Comments Third in the series of major revisions of the Rheims New Testament chiefly by Challoner that would form the basis for English language Catholic Testaments for the next two centuries. There are major changes from the previous two editions. It is published in two volumes, divided after Acts. The titles are in red and black. Although published two years later than Challoner's revision of the Douay Old Testament, the two testaments together are considered a complete Bible.

Reprint of 1752 Edition - 1764

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Title The / New Testament / of / Our Lord and Saviour / Jesus Christ. / Translated out of the Latin Vulgat; / Diligently compared with the original Greek: / And first published by the / English College of Rhemes, anno 1582. / Newly revised, and corrected according to the / Clementin Edition of the Scriptures. / With / Annotations / For clearing up modern Controversies in Religion, / and other Difficulties of Holy Writ. / Volume I. [of 2] / Printed in the Year MDCCLXIV.
Date 1764
Publisher Unknown publisher, Fitzsimmons?, Dublin?
Contents The Rhemes New Testament revised by Richard Challoner (1691 - 1781) with his annotations.
Images Title page
References HERBERT 1156, POPE 669-13, COTTON 201, CHAMBERLIN 16, Taliaferro-EELBV 7165.135
Facsimiles: A pdf facsimile is available at books.google.com.
Comments A close reprint of the 1752 revision [supra]. It is published in two volumes, divided after Acts, although the pagination is continuous. The titles are in red and black. With the four volume Douay Old Testament of 1763-4 [infra], if forms a complete Bible.

Reprint of 1752 Edition - 1772

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Title The / New Testament / of / Our Lord and Saviour / Jesus Christ. / Translated out of the Latin Vulgat; / Diligently compared with the original Greek: / And first published by the / English College of Rhemes, anno 1582. / Newly revised, and corrected according to the Clementin / Edition of the Scriptures. / With Annotations / For clearing up modern Controversies in Religion, and other Difficulties / of Holy Writ. / London / Printed for J. P. Coughlin. / MDCCLXXII.
Date 1772
Publisher J. P. Coughlin, London
Contents The Rhemes New Testament revised by Richard Challoner (1691 - 1781) with his annotations.
Images Title page
References HERBERT 1224, POPE 669-14, COTTON 231, CHAMBERLIN 16, Taliaferro-EELBV 7165.140
Comments Another close reprint of the 1752 revision [supra]. The title is in red and black and comes in two variants: this copy with the publisher's name and the following copy that omits the publisher's name. It is believed to be the last edition published during Challoner's lifetime, although some sources mention a 1777 edition.

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Title The / New Testament / of / Our Lord and Saviour / Jesus Christ. / Translated out of the Latin Vulgat; / Diligently compared with the original Greek: / And first published by the / English College of Rhemes, anno 1582. / Newly revised, and corrected according to the Clementin / Edition of the Scriptures. / With Annotations / For clearing up modern Controversies in Religion, and other Difficulties / of Holy Writ. / London / Printed in the Year MDCCLXXII.
Date 1772
Publisher [Coughlin], London
Contents The Rhemes New Testament revised by Richard Challoner (1691 - 1781) with his annotations.
Images Title page
References HERBERT 1224, POPE 669-14, COTTON 231, CHAMBERLIN 16.
Comments Another close reprint of the 1752 revision [supra]. The title is in red and black. This is the variant without the publisher's name.

Reprint of 1752 Edition - 1797

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Title The / New Testament / of / Our Lord and Saviour / Jesus Christ, / Translated out of the / Latin Vulgate: / Diligently compared with the / Original Greek: / And first published by / The English College of Rhemes, Anno 1582. / Newly revised and corrected according to the / Clementin Edition of the Scriptures. / With / Annotations / For clearing up modern Controversies in Religion, / and other Difficulties of / Holy Writ. / Edinburgh: / Printed by John Moir, / Paterson's Court. / 1797.
Date 1797
Publisher John Moir, Edinburgh
Contents: The Rhemes New Testament revised by Richard Challoner (1691 - 1781) with his annotations.
Images: Title page
References HERBERT 1422, POPE 670-1 (part), COTTON 204 (part)
Comments Part of a complete Bible with the 1796-7 edition of the Douay Old Testament (infra) by this publisher. It is a close reprint of the 1752 edition. Sometimes referred to as "Dr. Hay's Bible" for Bishop (George Hay, 1729-1811) who sponsored its publication.

Bishop Challoner's Revision (Old Testament)

First Edition - 1750

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Title The / Holy Bible / Translated from the / Latin Vulgat: / Diligently compared / With the Hebrew, Greek, and other / Editions in divers Languages. / And first published by / The English College at Doway, / Anno 1609. / Newly revised, and corrected, according to the / Clementin Edition of the Scriptures. / With / Annotations for clearing up the principal / Difficulties of Holy Writ. / Volume I (of 4) / Printed in the Year, 1750.
Date 1750
Publisher Unknown publisher, Dublin?
Contents The Douay Old Testament with substantial revisions by Richard Challoner (1691-1781) and his annotations.
Images Title page
References HERBERT 1089, POPE 669-9, COTTON 200 CHAMBERLIN 10 & 16, Taliaferro-EELBV 7165.110
Comments This is the first edition of Challoner's Old Testament revision. Although a common-sized New Testament was published in the same year, this four-volume Old Testament is considered to form a complete Bible with the 1752 New Testament (supra).

Second Edition - 1763

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Title The / Holy Bible / Translated from the / Latin Vulgat: / Diligently compared / With the Hebrew, Greek, and other / Editions in divers Languages, / And first published by / The English College at Doway, / Anno 1609. / Newly revised, and corrected, according to the / Clementin Edition of the Scriptures. / With / Annotations for clearing up the principal / Difficulties of Holy Writ. / Volume I (of 4) / Printed in the Year, 1763.
Date 1763
Publisher Unknown publisher, Fitzsimmons?, Dublin?
Contents The Douay Old Testament with substantial revisions by Richard Challoner (1691-1781) and his annotations.
References HERBERT 1156, POPE 669-12 &13, COTTON 201, Taliaferro-EELBV 7165.130
Images: Volume 1 Title page, Volume 2 Title page, Volume 3 Title page, Volume 4 Title page.
Description: Volume 1: 12mo B12B-X12Y4, Volume 2: 12mo A-U12X6
Comments This is the second edition of Challoner's revision. Volume I is dated 1763. Vols. II - IV are dated 1764. With the 1764 New Testament (supra) it forms a complete Bible.

Third Edition - 1796

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Title The / Holy Bible / Translated from / The Latin Vulgate: / Diligently compared with the / Hebrew, Greek, and other / Editions / in / Diverse Languages. / And first published by / The English College at Douay, / Anno 1609. / Newly revised, and corrected, according to the / Clementin Edition of the Scriptures. / With / Annotations / for clearing up the principal difficulties of / Holy Writ. / Volume I (of 4) / Edinburgh. / Printed by John Moir, / Paterson's Court. / 1796.
Date 1796
Publisher John Moir, Edinburgh
Contents The Douay Old Testament with substantial revisions by Richard Challoner (1691-1781) and his annotations.
Images Title page
References HERBERT 1408, POPE 670-1 (part), COTTON 204 (part), CHAMBERLIN 16
Comments This is the third edition of Challoner's revision. All four volumes are dated 1796. With the 1797 New Testament (supra) it forms a complete Bible. Sometimes referred to as "Dr. Hay's Bible" for Bishop (George Hay, 1729-1811) who sponsored its publication.


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