Revised New Jerusalem
A Bible for study and
The Revised New Jerusalem Bible presents anew the
scholarship, character and clarity of the 1966 Jerusalem Bible (the first
modern English version) and the 1985 New Jerusalem Bible. It is a Bible that
prioritises accuracy of translation and richness of tone, written that ‘the
message might be fully proclaimed’ (2 Ti 4:17).
This volume presents the full New Testament and the Psalms,
and a comprehensive set of study notes, cross-references and book
‘Clear read’ style. The biblical scriptures were written to
be proclaimed, so the RNJB uses linguistic style and speech patterns best suited
for being read out loud.
Formal equivalence. The language, concepts and imagery of
the original scriptures are presented more accurately by the RNJB than the
colloquial approach of many other modern translations.
Gender inclusion. The message of the Bible is for all
people, so care has been taken to avoid traditional male bias of the English
language, while remaining faithful to the meaning of the original scriptures.
Revised Grail Psalter. The book of Psalms is based on the
text of the 2010 translation of The Revised Grail Psalms.
Modern measurements. Ancient systems of measuring and timing
have been replaced by modern, metric equivalents.
Comprehensive study notes. The notes, cross-references and
book introductions of the JB and NJB are replaced in the RNJB by new materials
which reflect the fruit of the most up-to-date and ecumenical scholarship.
The Revised New Jerusalem Bible has been prepared and edited
by The Revd Henry Wansbrough OSB, who was previously General Editor of the New
Revd Henry Wansbrough OSB is a monk of Ampleforth Abbey and
one of the foremost biblical scholars of our day. Fr Henry was the translator.