The New Jerusalem Bible

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  1. Ben W

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    I was in a Christian bookstore recently and checked out the New Jerusalem Bible. I am thinking of getting it as it has the apocrapha in it. Do you use this version? Do you find it helpfull?
     
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    Hi, Ben...

    Sevaral years ago I bought a copy of the original JB. I have no problem with it having the Apocrypha because I realize it was translated as a Catholic Bible. I think the thing I found a bit troublesome was the verse numbering system. I cut my teeth on the "single verse as a mini-paragraph on its own" numbering system that is found in the KJV, the NKJV, the NASB, and almost any number of versions you care to look at. I guess you could say I'm really a traditionalist at heart. I have no problem with the verse numbering system based on any doctrinal stance, but it just felt strange to me. But nowadays we have "The Message" with its paragraphs, but I tend to stay away from all the paraphrase versions (matter of preference).
     
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    I like the OT translation of Yahweh instead of LORD in the NJB. It was translated I believe by liberal leaning Roman Catholic scholars BUT despite that and it being a loose translation it might make a good secondary Bible to refer to at times(Much like a NCV, NLT) BUT it is not a solid translation in the tradition of the KJV, NKJV, ESV, NASB, NIV etc...
     
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    Hi, you need to check out Matthew 1:25 in this version, as it was corrupted to show that Mary had no other children after Jesus was born. This was done to support their heresy that Mary was always a "virgin". This version is Roman Catholic, and unless you are think of becoming one, don'e waste either your time or money with it.
     
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    I was in a Christian bookstore recently and checked out the New Jerusalem Bible. I am thinking of getting it as it has the apocrapha in it.

    If all you want is an Apocrypha, there are probably better choices than a specifically Romanist translation. For example, the NRSV is a good ecumenical translation that is published with the Apocrypha in some editions.
     
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    I have the NT .
     

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