Background on the Translation Since the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops both gave their imprimatur to the New Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition (NRSV-CE) in 1991, it has been recognized by the Catholic Church as a translation of the Bible that is suitable for use within the institution.
What is a Catholic Bible?
A Christian Bible is referred to as a Catholic Bible when it contains all 73 books of the canon that are acknowledged by the Catholic Church. This includes the writings that are considered to be deuterocanonical.
How many books of the Old Testament are in the Catholic Bible?
The Catholic Bible is made up of the 66 books that are found in the Old Testament as well as the 27 writings that are found in the New Testament. Tobit, Judith, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, and Baruch are the deuterocanonical books of the Bible. Additionally, there are additions to Esther and Daniel among the deuterocanonical writings.
What are the additional books in the Catholic Bible?
Deuterocanonicals and Apocrypha are the names given to the extra works that are included in the Catholic Bible. Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), and Baruch are the books that make up this collection. The books of Esther and Daniel both have additional material added to them in the Catholic Bible.
What are the different types of Catholic Bible translations?
The New American Bible, the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, and the New Jerusalem Bible are currently the three versions of the Bible in English that are the most widely read among Catholics.The biblical text is translated into English in each of these versions of the Bible, and with the exception of the Apocrypha, they are all rather excellent and accurate representations of the biblical text.