CCDT - 1953
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Translation
Old Covenant Apocrypha New Covenant
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The editors have incorporated in this new edition of the Holy Bible the better translations which modern Bible scholarship has put at their disposal. The Old Testament, in prose paragraph format, is the venerable Douay Version, with the exception of the first eight books (Genesis to Ruth), translated by members of the Catholic Biblical Association of America under the patronage of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. In addition, the Book of Psalms is a new English translation from the new Latin version approved by Pope Pius XII. The New Testament is the newly revised version of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine.

Other features of this edition include the following: (1) appropriate chapter and sub-headings; (2) newly edited and numbered annotations in the Old Testament; (3) historical dates conforming with the most recent discoveries in Bible Lands; (4) an easy-to-read, sight-saving type face; and (5) two Bible reading guides.

J. C. Wilfert Company (1953)

[Rockwall County Public Library, Rockwall, Texas]

Genesis 1: 1, 2

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth; the earth was waste and void; darkness covered the abyss, and the spirit of God was stirring above the waters.


John 1: 1 - 3

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God; and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him nothing was made that has been made.

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