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How has the binding and the cover held up over time? I'm thinking I ought to get a hard bound or at least a soft leather bound copy. My family is hard on books. Especially ones that get read frequently, and curly covers drive me batty.
(01-29-2012, 04:14 PM)knittycat Wrote: [ -> ]I grew up reading the KJV. I think I've got the old english thing covered ;) I think D-R wins by a landslide, although I may in the future look at getting the second RSVCE eventually.

You should be pretty comfortable with the DR then. The DR's old testament was published before the KJV and it influenced the KJV. In the eighteenth century the DR was revised and heavily influenced by the KJV. The revision consulted the original texts so it's no longer strictly a translation of the Vulgate.
I also like the St Joseph's Confraternity Bible.
(01-29-2012, 04:23 PM)knittycat Wrote: [ -> ]How has the binding and the cover held up over time? I'm thinking I ought to get a hard bound or at least a soft leather bound copy. My family is hard on books. Especially ones that get read frequently, and curly covers drive me batty.

It's a paperback and there are a few bends. If you're hard on books then you'd probably like the hardback.
(01-29-2012, 04:11 PM)JayneK Wrote: [ -> ]Douay-Rheims is probably the closest English version to the Vulgate.  It also has the advantage of being completely unaffected by modernism.  Its disadvantage is that you may find the older form of English difficult to understand.  If you want something in modern English I recommend Revised Standard, but make sure it is the second Catholic edition.  Other editions may have "inclusive language" which is something to be avoided.

The Douay-Rheims (and KJV) uses Modern English.

The blog even has a post about it: http://blog.fisheaters.com/uncategorized...d-english/

Here's a St. Joseph Textbook edition Confraternity Version used from Amazon.  This is one of the best for reading and learning, and they are only a few bucks plus shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-Textboo...B000HS71IY

tim
(01-29-2012, 04:50 PM)Tim Wrote: [ -> ]Here's a St. Joseph Textbook edition Confraternity Version used from Amazon.  This is one of the best for reading and learning, and they are only a few bucks plus shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-Textboo...B000HS71IY

tim

Last month I bought a used Confraternity Version from the Catholic Book Publishing Company published in 1957 and it's great!  The translation is supposed to be almost as good as D-R, but much easier to read.  The only downside is many of the versions have only the New Testament.  There's also this new version which is The Old Testament Confraternity-Douay Version and The New Testament Confraternity Version:
http://www.sinagtala.com/single_bibles_c...ybible.htm
or this other option for a new book - New Testament (Confraternity Pocket Edition):
http://www.scepterpublishers.org/product...p?FULL=565
(01-29-2012, 05:20 PM)MarkA Wrote: [ -> ]
(01-29-2012, 04:50 PM)Tim Wrote: [ -> ]Here's a St. Joseph Textbook edition Confraternity Version used from Amazon.  This is one of the best for reading and learning, and they are only a few bucks plus shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-Textboo...B000HS71IY

tim

Last month I bought a used Confraternity Version from the Catholic Book Publishing Company published in 1957 and it's great!  The translation is supposed to be almost as good as D-R, but much easier to read.  The only downside is many of the versions have only the New Testament.  There's also this new version which is The Old Testament Confraternity-Douay Version and The New Testament Confraternity Version:
http://www.sinagtala.com/single_bibles_c...ybible.htm
or this other option for a new book - New Testament (Confraternity Pocket Edition):
http://www.scepterpublishers.org/product...p?FULL=565

Many translations have only one set. That is why it is the "Douay-Rheims" translation of the Bible. The Old Testament was the Douay.
The St. Joseph ones were used here in Chicago as textbooks in Catholic High Schools. It's fabulous with the notes at the bottom which ties together everywhere the passage is referred, and little explanations of certain passages. These are from before the changes. Orthodox and Traditional.

tim
The Douay-Rheims is a faithful English translation of the Vulgate so you should stick with it.

Later, if you wish, you could have the original KJV with the apocrypha for literary value.
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