This landmark resource, the first fully-based on the authoritative NABRE translation, contains the trustworthy study notes, expanded essays, and informational sidebars which have guided and informed students and general readers for 25 years. In this new edition, one-third of the Reading Guide materials are new, and all of the other Guides have been reviewed and revised by their original authors.
The extensive Reading Guide, the focal point of this volume, leads the reader through the Scriptures, book by book. References and background information are clearly laid out to guide the reader to a fuller understanding of the Bible. New to this edition is a more extensive treatment of the biblical background, including history and archeology.
Other outstanding features include: a 15-page glossary of special terms and complete Sunday and weekday lectionary readings for the liturgical years of the Church. Thirty-two beautiful pages of full-color Oxford Bible Maps come with a place-name index for easy reference.
Perfect for both higher education and clergy, Bible study and general readers, The Catholic Study Bible is an essential resource for both experienced students and first-time readers.
The New American Bible Revised Edition:
The New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) brings to culmination the work of nearly 100 scholars, including translators, editors, and a subcommittee of Catholic bishops who provided extensive review of the biblical text over a period of many years. The NABRE is the first major amendment to the New American Bible translation since 1991. It features:
*The first update of the Old Testament since 1970, taking into account recent archaeological and textual discoveries.
*Complete revision of the Psalter.
Donald Senior, CP, is President and Professor of New Testament at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University.
Mary Ann Getty is Professor emerita of New Testament at St. Vincent Collge.
Table of Contents
General Introduction - Donald Senior
The Biblical Texts and Their Background - Donald Senior
The Catholic Study Bible - Donald Senior
The Bible in Catholic Life - Daniel J. Harrington
Biblical History and Archeology: Old Testament - Ronald A. Simkins
Biblical History and Archeology: New Testament - Laurie Brink
Catholic Interpretation of the Bible - Kevin Madigan
The Challenges of Biblical Translation - Ronald D. Witherup
The Bible in the Lectionary - Eileen Schuller
Reading Guides: Old Testament
The Pentateuch - Christopher Frechette
The Deuteronomistic History - Leslie J. Hoppe
The Chronicler's History - Richard Bautch
The Later Histories - Kelley Coblentz Bautch
The Wisdom Books - Dianne Bergant
The Major Prophets, Baruch, and Lamentations - Katherine M. Hayes
Daniel and the Minor Prophets - John J. Collins
Reading Guides: New Testament
Matthew - Donald Senior
Mark - Susan Calef
Luke - Pheme Perkins
John - Pheme Perkins
Acts - Justin Taylor
Paul and His Writings - Mary Ann Getty and Carolyn Osiek
The General Letters and Revelation - Luke Timothy Johnson