|New American Bible|
|Old Covenant||Apocrypha||New Covenant|
In 1944, the Catholic Bible Association of America was requested to produce a completely new translation of the Bible from the original languages and to present the sense of Biblical text as accurately as possible. The Old Testament was first published in a series of four volumes. The New Testament was completed in 1970, resulting in the New American Bible. It has widespread use by American Catholic people in public worship.
Further advances in Biblical scholarship and identification of pastoral needs brought about a revision of the New Testament in 1986. This fulfilled the need for greater consistency of vocabulary, sensitivity to the need of inclusive language in favor of women, greater attention to public proclamation in sacred liturgy, and provision of more abundant and upgraded explanatory material. Scholars from other Christian churches collaborated in preparing this version.
There is an introduction and, usually, an outline at the beginning of each book. It has four imprimaturs.
Catholic Press, a division of Thomas Nelson (1987)
[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]
In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters.
Love justice, you who judge the earth;
In the beginning was the Word,
Comparisons which include this version:
Additions and Omissions in the Synoptic Gospels
The Authenticity of the Second Epistle of Peter
The Criminals on the Crosses
The Deceived Prophet
Entering His Rest
The Epistle of James
The Falsifying Scribes
From Eternity or From Ancient Times?
The Fringe on the Borders of a Garment
God So Loved the World
Gods, God, or Judges
The Hebrew Synoptic Gospels
The Israelites and Baal-Peor
The Letters of Paul
The Lord Is My Shepherd: An Anthology
The Minor Prophets
The Miracle at Cana
The Name of Our Heavenly Father
Offering Sacrifices to the He-Goat
Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread
Sabbaths and Sundown
Scripture Inspired by God
The Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9
The Sides of the Court of the Tabernacle
Some Variations in the Book of Acts
The Song of Solomon
The Speech Problem of Moses
The Story of the Adultress
That Which Will Happen Before the End
Those Who Work Iniquity
Was Jesus Forsaken by God?
Words with Heathen Origins in the Scriptures