Francis Patrick Kenrick

Francis Patrick Kenrick (1796-1863) was an Irish-born clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the third Bishop of Philadelphia (1842–1851) and the sixth Archbishop of Baltimore (1851–1863). In addition to his duties as bishop and archbishop, Kenrick revised the complete Douay-Rheims Bible between 1849 and 1862.

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Gospels - 1849

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Title: The Four Gospels, | translated from the Latin Vulgate, | and diligently compared with the original Greek text, | being a revision of the Rhemish translation, | with notes critical and explanatory. | By | Francis Patrick Kenrick, | Bishop of Philadelphia. | "That thou mayest know the certainity of those words in which thou has been instructed." | Luke i.4.
Date: 1849
Publisher: Edward Dunigan and Brother: New York
Contents: Gospels
References: Chamberlin 23-3, 613-4; Hills 1414; Herbert 1873; O'Callaghan 305-6; Taliaferro-BVE CN00228, Taliaferro-EELBV 7455.100.
Images: Title page
Facsimile: A pdf facsimile is available at archive.org
Location: A copy is available in the Special Collections at the Georgetown University Library in Washington, D.C.
Value: A copy sold on Ebay December 12, 2007 for $400 (Item No. 180189691360).

Acts, Epistles and Apocalypse - 1851

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Title: The | Acts of the Apostles, | the | Epistles of St. Paul, | the Catholic Epistles, | and | the Apocalypse. | Translated from the Latin Vulgate, and Diligently Compared With the | Greek Text, being a Revision of the Rhemish Translation, | with Notes, Critical and Explanatory, | by | Francis Patrick Kenrick, | Bishop of Philadelphia. | "Beloved, be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the Apostles of our Lord Jesus | Christ." - Jude v.17.
Date: 1851
Publisher: Edward Dunigan and Brother: New York
Contents: Acts, Epistles, Revelation
References: Chamberlin 23-3; Hills 1484; Herbert 1873; O'Callaghan 319-12;Taliaferro-BVE CN00228, Taliaferro-EELBV 7455.110..
Images: Title page
Facsimile: A pdf facsimile is available at archive.org
Location: A copy is available in the Special Collections at the Georgetown University Library in Washington, D.C.

Psalms and Books of Wisdom - 1857

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Title The | Psalms, | Books of Wisdom, | and | Canticle of Canticles, | translated from the Latin Vulgate, diligently compared with the Hebrew | and Greek, being a revised and corrected edition of the Douay Version, | With notes, critical and explanatory, | by | Francis Patrick Kenrick, | Archbishop of Baltimore. | "Sing praises to our God, sing ye: sing praises to our King, sing ye. | For God is King of all the earth: sing ye wisely." - Ps. xlvi. | Baltimore: | Lucas Brothers, Publishers.
Date: 1857?
Publisher: Lucas Brothers, Baltimore
Contents: Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Canticles, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus
References: Chamberlin 23-3; Hills 1665; Herbert 1873; O'Callaghan 360; Taliaferro-BVE CN00228, Taliaferro-EELBV 7455.120.
Images: Title page
Facsimile: A pdf facsimile of this edition is available at archive.org
Comments One of three different editions of this volume with different dates or publisher imprints.
Location: A copy is available in the Special Collections at the Georgetown University Library in Washington, D.C.

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Title: The | Psalms, | Books of Wisdom, | and | Canticle of Canticles, | translated from the Latin Vulgate, diligently compared with the Hebrew | and Greek, being a revised and corrected edition of the Douay Version, | With notes, critical and explanatory, | by | Francis Patrick Kenrick, | Archbishop of Baltimore. | "Sing praises to our God, sing ye: sing praises to our King, sing ye. | For God is King of all the earth: sing ye wisely." - Ps. xlvi.
Date: 1857
Publisher: Kelly, Hedian and Piet: Baltimore
Contents: Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Canticles, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus
References: Chamberlin 23-3; Hills 1665; Herbert 1873; O'Callaghan 360-29; Taliaferro-BVE CN00228, Taliaferro-EELBV 7455.120.
Images: Title page

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Title: The | Psalms, | Books of Wisdom, | and | Canticle of Canticles, | translated from the Latin Vulgate, diligently compared with the Hebrew | and Greek, being a revised and corrected edition of the Douay Version, | With notes, critical and explanatory, | by | Francis Patrick Kenrick, | Archbishop of Baltimore. | "Sing praises to our God, sing ye: sing praises to our King, sing ye. | For God is King of all the earth: sing ye wisely." - Ps. xlvi.
Date: 1861
Publisher: Kelly, Hedian and Piet: Baltimore, London: Richardson and Son
Contents: Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Canticles, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus
References: Chamberlin 23-3; Hills 1665; Herbert 1873; O'Callaghan 360-29; Taliaferro-BVE CN00228, Taliaferro-EELBV 7455.120.
Images: Title page

Job and the Prophets - 1859

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Title: The | Book of Job, | and the | Prophets. | Translated from the Vulgate, and diligently compared with the | original text, being a revised edition of the Douay Version, | With notes, critical and explanatory, | by | Francis Patrick Kenrick, | Archbishop of Baltimore. | "Prophecy came not at any time by the will of man, but holy men of God | spake, inspired by the Holy Ghost." - 2 Peter 1:21.
Date: 1859
Publisher: Kelly, Hedian and Piet: Baltimore
Contents: Job, Isaiah-Malachi
References: Chamberlin 23-3; Hills 1708; Herbert 1873; O'Callaghan 374-15; Taliaferro-BVE CN00228, Taliaferro-EELBV 7455.130.
Images: Title page
Facsimile: A pdf facsimile is available at archive.org.
Location: A copy is available in the Special Collections at the Georgetown University Library in Washington, D.C.

Pentateuch - 1860

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Title: The | Pentateuch. | Translated from the Latin Vulgate, | and diligently compared with the original text, | being a revised edition of the Douay Version. | With Notes, Critical and Explanatory. | By | Francis Patrick Kenrick, | Archbishop of Baltimore. | "If ye did believe Moses, ye would believe Me also: for he wrote of Me." - John 5:46.
Date: 1860
Publisher: Kelly, Hedian and Piet: Baltimore
Contents: Pentateuch
Description: 8vo 1-358 (p. 559) Contains Errata after Index and before Text.
References: Chamberlin 23-3; Hills 1729; Herbert 1873; O'Callaghan 374-16; Taliaferro-BVE CN00228, Taliaferro-EELBV 7455.140.
Images: Title page
Facsimile: A pdf facsimile is available at archive.org.
Location: A copy is available in the Special Collections at the Georgetown University Library in Washington, D.C.

Historical Books - 1860

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Title: The | Historical Books | of the | Old Testament. |Translated from the Latin Vulgate, | Diligently Compared With the Original Texts, being a Revised | Edition of the Douay Version. | With | Notes, Critical and Explanatory, | by | Francis Patrick Kenrick, Archbishop of Baltimore. | "Whatever things were written, were written for our instruction, that through patience, | and the consolation of the Scriptures, we may have hope." - Rom. 15:4.
Date: 1860
Publisher: Kelly, Hedian, Piet: Baltimore
Contents: Historical Books of the Old Testament
References: Chamberlin 23-3; Hills 1730; Herbert 1873; O'Callaghan 375-17; Taliaferro-BVE CN00228, Taliaferro-EELBV 7455.150.
Images: Title page
Location: A copy is available in the Special Collections at the Georgetown University Library in Washington, D.C.

Revised New Testament - 1862

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Title The | New Testament. | Translated from the Latin Vulgate, | and Diligently Compared with the Original Greek Text, | with Notes, Critical and Explanatory, | by | Francis Patrick Kenrick, | Archbishop of Baltimore. | "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?" Heb. 2:3. | Second Edition, | Revised and Corrected. | Baltimore: | Kelly, Hedian & Piet. | 1862.
Year 1862
Publisher Kelly, Hedian & Piet, Baltimore
Contents The Rheims New Testament with substantial revisions by Francis Patrick Kenrick (1796-1863).
Description 8vo 1-548 (p. 861)
References Hills 1761, Pope 677-10, Chamberlin 24 & Ohlhausen TA 13; Taliaferro-BVE CN00228, Taliaferro-EELBV 7455.160.
Images: Title page
Comments In this edition Kenrick further revises the text from his earlier 2 volume New Testament of 1849-51.
Facsimile: This edition is available as a digital facsimile at archive.org.
Location: A copy is available in the Special Collections at the Georgetown University Library in Washington, D.C.

Psalms - 1913

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Title: The | Psalms | translated from the Latin Vulgate; and with the other | translations diligently compared. Being a revised and | corrected edition of the Douay version, | by | Francis Patrick Kenrick, | Late Archbishop of Baltimore. | Published with the Approbation of | His Eminence James Cardinal Gibbons, | Archbishop of Baltimore. |John Murphy Company | Publishers | Baltimore New York | Printers to the Holy See
Date: ca. 1913
Publisher: John Murphy Company: Baltimore & New York
Contents: Psalms
References: Chamberlin 23-3; Taliaferro-BVE CN00228, Taliaferro-EELBV 7455.
Images: Cover, Title page
Location: A copy is available in the Special Collections at the Georgetown University Library in Washington, D.C.


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