Jerusalem Bible (English)

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A revised version, the New Jerusalem Bible was published in 1985.

Regular Edition

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Title: The Jerusalem Bible
Date: 1966
Publisher: Doubleday and Company, Inc.: Garden City, NY
Contents: Catholic Bible
References: Chamberlin 47-3; Taliaferro-BVE CN00035, Taliaferro-EELBV 8035.
Images: Jacket, Cover, Title page

Old Testament

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Title: The Old Testament of the Jerusalem Bible
Date: 1966
Publisher: Doubleday and Company, Inc.: Garden City, NY
Contents: Catholic Old Testament
References: Chamberlin 47-3; Taliaferro-BVE CN00035, Taliaferro-EELBV 8035.
Images: Jacket, Cover, Title page

New Testament

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Title: The New Testament of the Jerusalem Bible
Date: 1966
Publisher: Doubleday and Company, Inc.: Garden City, NY
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin 47-3; Taliaferro-BVE CN00035, Taliaferro-EELBV 8035.
Images: Jacket, Cover, Title page

Psalms

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Title: The Psalms of the Jerusalem Bible
Date: 1966
Publisher: Doubleday and Company, Inc.: Garden City, NY
Contents: Psalms
References: Chamberlin 47-3; Taliaferro-BVE CN00035, Taliaferro-EELBV 8035.
Images: Jacket, Cover, Title page

Reader's Edition

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Title: The Jerusalem Bible Reader's Edition
Date: 1966 (Readers Edition 1968)
Publisher: Doubleday and Company, Inc.: Garden City, NY
Contents: Catholic Bible
References: Chamberlin 47-3; Taliaferro-BVE CN00035, Taliaferro-EELBV 8035.
Images: Cover, Title page
Comment: The readers edition text is identical to the regular edition, but the notes and introduction are reduced.

Popular Edition

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Title: The Jerusalem Bible • Popular Edition / with Abridged Introductions / and Notes. General Editor: Alexander Jones
Date: First published 1974. ⓒ 1966, 1967 and 1968. –– No Imprimatur indicated, nor date given.
Publisher: London, England (U.K.): Darton, Longman & Todd
Contents: Catholic Bible: Old Testament with Deuterocanonical Books, New Testament. Editor‘s Foreword to the Reader‘s Edition (1 p); Typographical Note (1 p); Contents & Abbreviations (4 pp); Introductions to groups of, e.g. Pentateuch, and individual books.
References:
Images: Cover, Title page
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv-Birnbaum. Karlsruhe/ Baden, Germany
Comments: Paperback bound octavo with sewn binding, XII, 1340 & 342 pp.
Scripture text in running, all poetical parts and books in colometric form. Abridged notes and references at bottom of page.

The impressum states: »The abridged introductions and notes of this Bible are based on those which appear in La Bible de Jérusalem (one volume edition) published by Les editions du Cerf, Paris.
The English text, though translated from the ancient texts, owes a large debt to the work of many scholars, who collaborated to produce La Bible de Jérusalem, which the publishers of this volume gratefully acknowledge.

“The Editor‘s Foreword to the Reader‘s Edition“, written by Alexander Jones and dated Christ‘s College, Liverpool (England), 1st March 1968, informs:

»The English version was offered as an entirely faithful rendering of the original texts which, in doubtful points, preserved the text established and (for the most part) the interpretation adopted by the School in the light of the most recent researches in the field of history, archaeology and literary criticism. With the text, the Standard edition presented the full explanatory notes that would enable any student to confirm for himself the interpretations that were adopted, to appreciate the theological implications drawn from them, and to understand the complex relations between different parts of the Bible. (…) The full Introductions of the Standard edition are here greatly abridged, to serve simply as brief explanations of the character of each book or group of books, their dates and their authorship; and the full Notes of the Standard edition have been greatly reduced in number and length, to restrict them to the minimum which are necessary for the understanding the primary, literal meaning of the text, to explain terms, places, people and customs; to specify dates, and to identify the sources of quotations.«

Remarkable is, that no Imprimatur or episcopal approval has been printed for this edition, nor a date.
Note in the Impressum: Not to be sold to or in the U.S.A., Canada or the Philippine Republic.


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