Choosing a Bible
You can choose from a relatively large number of Catholic Bibles in English language translations. Among the most popular are:
- Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition [RSV-CE];
- New Revised Standard Version – Catholic Edition [NRSV-CE];
- New American Bible [NAB];
- Jerusalem Bible;
- New Jerusalem Bible;
There are a number of older translations as well, but most people today find their language difficult to follow, and some translations are not as accurate as more recent versions.
In our Bible Study, we generally use both the Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition [RSV-CE] and the New American Bible [NAB]. Although I personally prefer the former, the latter is the same translation used at Mass in the United States, so most people are familiar with it.
For more information on selecting a Bible, visit the
page of this site.