New Haydock Bible just published!
(09-13-2021, 02:20 PM)MagisterMusicae Wrote: The only thing I would be a bit careful about here is the question of what "updated" really means.

Is this just a word-for-word copy of the last revision (Law/Oakeley)? Where does this "extra material" come from?

This is one reason why Bibles always needed an imprimatur, and still do.

For instance, what if a group that erroneously thought that a 168-hour literal Creation narrative was Catholic dogma and other interpretations (permitted by the Church) were heresy? What if they took a Haydock Bible, modified or selectively added or removed notes to fit their viewpoint and included additional material promoting their errors?

What if the same thing happened with a neo-Modernist, trying to move some traditional Catholics away form orthodoxy towards heterodoxy?

So, it's good that such editions exists, but there are always questions that should hang over such things when they are not individually and directly approved by the Church, or exact photographic duplications of what was directly approved by the Church.

That is a very valid concern. The word "updated" refers to the Oakeley-Haydock Bible itself.  It UPDATED the original Haydock Bible (with notes only, not the Scripture text.) This Bible with its notes and supplementary material received the approbation of His Eminence the Cardinal of Westminster (Cardinal Manning.)

This eBook version is a word for word copy of the notes and supplementary material that was found in the Oakeley-Haydock Bible.  Even the 19th century English punctuation and spelling have been retained. The extra material consists of the Preface to the eBook edition and an Introduction to the Haydock Bible which was excerpted from the journal "North West Catholic History" Volume XL, 2013, pp.24-35 (with the author's permission, all of which can be read as samples on sites that sell this bible) This is the entirety of the original matter. Further, there were additions from the original Haydock Bible of 1811 which were left out of the Oakeley-Haydock Bible, such as the list of Commentators and some other matter that was thought to be helpful.   The Bible text itself is a word for word copy of the Douay Rheims Bible published by Murphy of Baltimore in 1899.  There are a couple of instances where a word was reverted back to the MacMahon version of the Challoner bible for the sake of keeping the notes parallel with the text.  (originally the text of the Haydock bible was the MacMahon version)  All of these Bible texts and the notes have the approbation of the hierarchy.  The preface and introduction is concerned with this bible's place in the history of the Douay Rheims Bible and the validity of still using such an old study bible.  Lastly, bishops do not consider electronic books, as well as periodicals etc. to be within the scope of the imprimatur. See the USCCB explanation here: Permission to Publish especially if it is not intended to be used as a textbook for parish educational purposes.

The problem with photographic facsimiles of old bibles is they are often "shrunk" to fit modern size pages, and the scanning is entirely dependent on the quality of the original printed page, which of course is hundreds of years old!  Therefore they can be VERY hard to read.  I know, I have several of those kind of printed bibles too!  I rarely use them.

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RE: New Haydock Bible just published! - by billyray520 - 09-13-2021, 02:52 PM

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