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New American Bible, Revised Edition, upgrade from NAB

Category: Upgrades   |   Install Options: Download only

$10.00   |   Full Version: NABRE ($14.90)
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This upgrade is offered to users who previously purchased the New American Bible (NAB).  Purchase of this upgrade will supply the user with the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE).  Add this upgrade product to your shopping cart like any other product.

Released on March 9, 2011, the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is the culmination of nearly 20 years of work by a group of nearly 100 scholars and theologians, including bishops, revisers and editors. The NABRE includes a newly revised translation of the entire Old Testament (including the Book of Psalms) along with the 1986 edition of the New Testament.

The NABRE is a formal equivalent translation of Sacred Scripture, sponsored by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, using the best manuscripts available. Work on most books of the Old Testament by forty revisers and a board of eight editors began in 1994 and was completed in 2001. The 1991 revision of the Psalter, the work of thirty revisers and six editors, was further revised by seven revisers and two editors between 2009 and 2010. Work on the New Testament, begun in 1978 and completed in 1986, was the work of thirteen revisers and five editors.


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January 1, 2012  | 12:22 PM  |  Fantastic (5)
This is a long awaited revision to the New American Bible. English-speaking US Catholics are familiar with it, as it forms the basis of the lectionary used at Mass (but they are not identical). The NAB was (and is) useful for all English readers as a formal equivalent translation. The Accordance database of the NAB was gradually revised to correct minor errors. The NABRE is a welcome improvement.

The NABRE is much enhanced relative to the NAB. The text is largely a revision to the OT. The layout is much nicer, rendering paragraphs and poetry, greatly improving readability.

The notes are improved, and show up in the instant details.

The price is very reasonable for the added value of the text and supporting notes. If you have the NAB, the upgrade price is a pittance (and you retain the NAB for comparison purposes).