December 20, 2008

Today's Rant

While looking for a one-volume study bible for a neice, I've noticed there are none (that I know of) that are particularly orthodox. Isn't it outrageous that the Ignatius Bible that Hahn is working on is coming out piecemeal and thus prolonging the process? I've heard this isn't Scott Hahn's doing but the publishers. Perhaps so that profits can be maximized(while souls famish)?, though that is supposition on my part. What I do know is that it's scandalous that the American church can't produce a decent Catholic study bible.

8 comments:

Terrence Berres said...

Can't help you with your ranted bleg. I'd be interested if someone published a different translation in the format of the Jerusalem Bible Readers Edition: single (if large) volume, single column. It's not a study bible, but at least it's easy to put notes in the margin.

Speaking of format, the new blog template looks good. One bug, though; the post titles aren't displaying in the "Leave your comment" feature. They come up as "Untitled".

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HokiePundit said...

If they can't produce a consistent crop of educated young believers, what makes you think they can pull off a good study Bible?

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

After I read that, Scott Hahn's passionate quoting of Scripture--"My people perish for want of knowledge!"--suddenly resounded in my head.

TS said...

Love the Jersualem Bible Reader's Edition; I wish that was the basis of Hahn's bible study although I do hear the NSRV is more accurate.

Hokie, Hokie, but it takes a village to produce a consistent crop of educated young believers while it only takes a single Jerome to produce a decent bible study. Do I asketh too much?

To the name I cannot spell: "My people perish for want of knowledge!" would've been a great title for this post.

Thanks Smock! I'm still not completely happy with it but...

Gregg the obscure said...

It's in many volumes, but what I've read of the Navarre Study Bible towers above all others I've seen. If it's kindlish, the number of volumes shouldn't be a big deterrent, right?

Bill White said...

I have a 1966 Jerusalem Bible - it has the purtiest page layout I've ever seen in any book. Sometimes I open it just to rejoice in the perfection of the pages.

TS said...

I've been tempted towards that '66 bible. As an amazon.com member says, "It's a classic Bible and getting more difficult to find. It's a keeper in my library!"

I've also been recently smitten by Neuhaus's 1911 version of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Imagine about 29,000 pages on every subject known to man, only written before the age of political correctness and paganism? Sheesh the entry on the book of Micah alone is several large pages, almost a pampthlet.

I've been experiencing a lot of book lust lately and you're not helping Bill!