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Is it pretty good?  Is it engaging and worthwhile?  Or should I just get a plain version of the Douay-Rheims and save the extra money I'd spend?  Or is there another, better study bible worth looking into?
Take a look at this and see if you think it's worth it. If not, just buy a DRB and bookmark this site for when you want commentary.

Haydock, 1859 edition
I do most of my Scripture reading from other, more portable volumes, but I find myself cracking open my Haydock Bible and referring to the commentary very regularly. The footnotes and appendices are pretty expansive. It has helped me understand some more obscure passages and has made me aware of relationships between various verses that otherwise would have gone over my head. It's a good-looking tome sitting in my study/prayer corner, to boot. Great "family Bible" material. I've owned mine for about a year and so far I'd consider it well worth the investment. Of course, there's nothing in the book that isn't readily available online for free, so it's up to you as to whether it would personally be worth it.
(03-05-2018, 12:31 AM)Imperator Caesar Trump Wrote: [ -> ]Is it pretty good?  Is it engaging and worthwhile?  Or should I just get a plain version of the Douay-Rheims and save the extra money I'd spend?  Or is there another, better study bible worth looking into?

Buy a DRB and either buy the Haydock commentary or just use it online. While we should study the Bible, and should always make sure that our understanding is sound, sometimes it’s nice to just read it and meditate on the words.
See for yourself, check out this link below, it is the Haydock bible commentary.  I have a number of bibles and Haydock is one of them.


https://web.archive.org/web/201801300802...ripod.com/
Sad that the website is no longer up, it was my go-to for Haydock. There was another Catholic bible site that I used before but it's now debunked. Catholic bibles I guess are not in popular demand on the Internet :(
(03-07-2018, 11:32 AM)austenbosten Wrote: [ -> ]Sad that the website is no longer up, it was my go-to for Haydock.  There was another Catholic bible site that I used before but it's now debunked.  Catholic bibles I guess are not in popular demand on the Internet :(

I found this site: https://www.ecatholic2000.com/haydock/title.shtml
(03-08-2018, 03:05 PM)Imperator Caesar Trump Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-07-2018, 11:32 AM)austenbosten Wrote: [ -> ]Sad that the website is no longer up, it was my go-to for Haydock.  There was another Catholic bible site that I used before but it's now debunked.  Catholic bibles I guess are not in popular demand on the Internet :(

I found this site: https://www.ecatholic2000.com/haydock/title.shtml
It's not as good as the other one as the other had the verses side by side for readability.

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I was very lucky and found a new Haydock New Testament in a Catholic Thrift Store for $10.  She reduced the price to $5.  For ordinary use I find the black cloth cover Douay-Rheims Challoner to be just fine. The English is the clearest. The following Bibles are for more extensive study.  The Haydock commentary is abridged from the original commentary of 1582 and 1609.  You may find the original here, in readable English.  http://realdouayrheims.com/ It is a miracle that this Bible survived the English persecutions.  The commentary is truly amazing as it is right out of the Council of Trent.
(03-12-2018, 08:43 PM)greatdame Wrote: [ -> ]It is a miracle that this Bible survived the English persecutions.  
Not really. It was translated and printed in France, so the only copies the prots could destroy were those smuggled into England. There were always more where they came from.
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