After that careful and thorough review by the team of scholars, the New Living Translation was granted the Nihil Obstat by His Excellency, Gali Bali, Bishop of Guntur, who was the then Chairman of the CCBI Bible Commission. I do not see the road ahead of me. They are oft-repeated on the Internet. Either way, the CCBI doesn't indicate that it's using the NLT-CE for liturgy, do they? The press releases for both translations stated that a team of scholars reviewed the bible … "Thus, it is understandable that the Conference has all its "eggs" in one NABRE basket so that there may be one standard version of Scripture for all purposes for the Catholic Church in the USA as directed by the Holy See. I recently purchased a copy, and I’ll be spending some quality time with it over the next several days, reading through the Gospel of Matthew and 1 Corinthians. Prior to the 1983 Code of Canon Law, any bishop anywhere could give approval to a translation in any language and that translation could be printed as a Catholic Bible and Catholics could freely use it for devotional and study purposes. I emailed Tyndale to see if it would be made available in the US. This Catholic Edition of the Holy Bible NLT will be of great help for personal reading, study, and prayer. It's been extra work to use try and adapt these to Catholic Bibles. For Mass in English, the CCBI employs the RSV-CE 2nd Edition as the official liturgical Scripture text. Work on this revision began in 1989 with ninety translators; it was published in July 1996, 25 years after the publication of The Living Bible. I do a lot of work in the 12-Step recovery world and just about all the Christian-based recovery materials reference the NLT. The revision was released in 1996 under the name “New Living Translation.” Tyndale House published a Catholic Reference edition of the NLT in 2002, but that edition was never granted an imprimatur. Oh and also minor revisions of 2007 and 2013! Well, I think 'boring' would be a step up.I'm not too fond of translations like the NLT that try to make the Bible seem simple. My only concern is that when human hands touch God’s word are we sure that we are making an correct translation. We have 7 more books within the OT than do … More than 90 Bible scholars, along with a group of accomplished English stylists, worked toward that goal. I am not a fan of the Living Bible, or of other translations that are written at that reading level. The rest of the translations on that list are either individual books of the bible (like the NIV Psalms) or translations of the New Testament, either of which would be much easier to review than a complete bible translation. May the Word who became flesh bless us, nourish us, form us, guide us and fill us with his words of eternal life! Perhaps they were able to see the 2015 revisions and add them in? For arguments sake, here is the same verse in the prominent Protestant translation “New King James Version: “And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? That is always a possibility. Lol! When we needed to do lectio together for a scouting badge, that's the translation we used. Most of us who have been following this have been doing so since the 1980s and know that LA was a conclusion and not the start of liturgical translation uniformity in response to inclusive language. But the USCCB was fully committed to the NAB long before the 1980's. If I understand correctly, once a Bible receives the approval of a bishops' conference anywhere in the world (or the Holy See), it is therefore approved for personal use and study by any Catholic. The USCCB understandably prioritizes the NABRE. Not exactly in persona Christi, but close enough.So, a mixed bag - as are all translations. Shortly after this LA was released, and it was now 2001.I cannot speak on the validity of your comments, nor am I challenging them. There is currently no list of those changes available. Notice that not even the Indian bishops are doing that. Nothing in the release states it's being proposed as a lectionary in Indian parishes. The original kind of hokey in places 1996 or the much much better most recent 2015 edition? ), NLT now: “Dear brothers and sisters, if I were still preaching that you must be circumcised—as some say I do—why am I still being persecuted? Finally, the NLT was granted the Imprimatur by His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay and President of the CCBI. It sounds like it's an "evangelizing" Bible for them. imprimatur, nihil obstat) to be published here? Gali Bali, the former chairperson of the CCBI Commission for Bible for granting the Nihil Obstat, giving a valuable Foreword and releasing the book “The Lector”, and His Excellency, Most Rev. The original intention of the US bishops was to have the NRSV at the center of an inclusive-language liturgy until the Holy See spelled out the current norms. The hardcover with the flame on the cover? Plus, not having to pay licensing fees whenever they want to quote from the Bible in any documents they produce saves them money. He expressed his heartfelt thanks to His Excellency, Most Rev. A Few Days with the New Living Translation – Catholic Edition: Part 1, REB vs. NABRE: New Testament Letters (19th Sunday in OT). The Bible includes the New Living Translation text with … However, the website claims that the approval of these translations was only temporary until the NAB was finished, and the intention was always that the NAB would be the only translation allowed in the liturgy after that point. Has it taken almost 10 years to complete? Since, most attendees in my church, BRC are young, are new believers or are still seekers, a translation like the NLT helps facilitate the same. When I went to college, I "upgraded" to the RSV/NRSV, and now that I'm Catholic I rely on the NABRE.But when my own son celebrated his first communion, I gave him his own GNT-CE. "For a beginner to the Bible, reading a Douay-Rheims is a pain, I must say, a struggle at a minimum. Taylor died in June of 2005 at age 88. Presumably the NLT does away with the jarring use of "Jehovah" in the original, which was my only substantive complaint about it. In the late 1980s, Tyndale House Publishers invited a team of scholars to revise the text of the Living Bible. Yes! Salvatore Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio to India and Nepal during the one day Plenary Assembly held at the Paul VI auditorium, Bengaluru. Such a translation attempts to have the same impact on modern readers as the original had on its own audience ... the New Living Translation seeks to be both exegetic… If I were no longer preaching salvation through the cross of Christ, no one would be offended.” (Glad they dropped the blatant “alone”, but still pushes Sola Fide pretty hard, seriously, looks at a literal translation below). I know a lot of Evangelical Protestants who love the NLT for devotional reading purposes. Of those, the NRSV and GNT were granted imprimaturs by individual bishops prior to approval by the USCCB, so I suspect that the USCCB did not undertake a complete review process for them. It's just a Bible translation for personal devotion and study.I was really impressed by the Catholic Living Bible from the 1970s in my research for last year's Catholic Bible taxonomy post (http://www.catholicbiblesblog.com/2015/09/guest-post-catholic-bible-taxonomy.html). TimLol!! I was really excited to receive from Tyndale a review copy of their brand new Catholic Holy Bible Reader's Edition NLT-CE for two main reasons. Therefore will I trust you always, though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death. Whether for adults learning to read in English, or children, it's important to have access to actual scripture translated at a variety of reading levels.One of the worst mistakes Catholics seem to make is giving children "Bibles" that are simply colorful books of Bible stories, and then leaving their exposure to real scripture to the Mass readings.But when I was a United Methodist, I got my first Bible in second grade: the Good News Bible, which I kept - and read in its entirety - all the way up through high school. Well, I wanted to spend this post looking at the five most popular Catholic Bible translations that are easily available to most people h... "Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter: whoever finds one has found a treasure. vladimir998, Timothy,I just communicated with someone from Hendrickson Press. Like the Good News Bible, the preface of the NLT states that the translation was done in accordance with principles of 'dynamic equivalence.' Some have been given very little help about how to pick a Bible … 14 Then God said, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate the day from the night. In the end, the NLT is the result of precise scholarship conveyed in living language. The Revised 'Gloria' in the New Roman Missal, Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament Review. Shortly after its release, I bought the US version of the Catholic New Living Translation, sold by Tyndale and printed in Italy. The NLT Bible’s predecessor is the Living Bible… There's a little bit of a 'not invented here' syndrome. It explains that "the goal of this translation theory is to produce in the receptor language the closest natural equivalent of the message expressed by the original-language text—both in meaning and in style. The 1991 NAB Psalms, designed to play a prominent part in this inclusive liturgy, was the first to undergo revision in response, with the Old Testament following. If I can get my hands on one, the NLT-CE will suit me just fine. NLT Bibles — Reliable, Readable, Vitality, Living, Relevant, Expressive. It's a frustrating situation, but very understandable. All the catholic books are integrated into the Old Testament in their proper order! Following the principle of dynamic equivalence, it provides a refreshingly fluid reading of the Scriptures, which may be missing in more literal translations. It presents the biblical message in a language accessible even to non-Christians, as suggested by the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, 25. I mean it more in the sense that St. Paul meant it when he insisted on making his living as a tent maker so he wouldn't have to constantly ask for donations. Living Bible: “Some people even say that I myself am preaching that circumcision and Jewish laws are necessary to the plan of salvation. According to the USCCB website, the translations approved for use in the liturgy in the US are the NAB, RSV-CE, Douay-Rheims, and the Jerusalem Bible. --Liturgiam Authenticum 2.36.In connection with this the USCCB has been producing the NABRE, with a finalized version that fits this directive due in 2025. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. Should the USCCB be the only episcopal body that ever reviews and approves translations? I can't deny this, but I never heard this at all from anywhere but the Internet. Soon after the publication of the first edition, the NLT Bible … (Holy Sola Fide Batman! So they can focus on their ministry, and not spend all their time soliciting donations.2. That would explain my own little library of Bibles in my shelf.It is still better to have some version of the Bible to read, than not to read any at all. J Susaimanickam, the present chairperson of the Commission for Bible for his invaluable suggestions and constant encouragement. I teach theology at a Catholic high school and find that it works best with that population. I have been reading the Catholic One Year Bible (which is Catholic Living Bible translation) for over a year now and I have seen many things in the translation that make me wonder how the Catholic Church gave the Living Translation an Imprimatur. This is only one example of the liberties taken in the “Living Translations”. I'm glad other bishops' conferences are expending the considerable effort to review new bible translations. I’m a cradle catholic adult and I found reading the Bible confusing and contradictory, thus I just didn’t do it. - sounds like a TV game show.However, 2 Corinthians 2:10 is a good rendering, wherein Saint Paul forgave sins with "Christ's authority for your benefit." The Inspire Catholic Bible NLT Large Print features over 450 beautiful Scripture line-art illustrations to color, plus two and-a-half-inch-wide, lightly ruled margins with extra space to write … A guy can dream can't he?Anyway, it might be a great time to do a poll on what everyone wishes Hendrickson would publish as a loose-leaf Bible. Tyndale is pleased to announce the NLT Catholic Readers Edition, approved by the Catholic Church for reading and study and including the official Imprimatur. Of course there was the 2004 update as well. I wonder if this is available only in India since NLT might only be carrying the old edition. Buy the NLT Bible in leather, for children, to study and more. As it is in NLT (New Living Translation) is very easy to read and understand. If the USCCB had to approve any Catholic Bible sold in the U.S., we wouldn't have access to things like Knox, the catholic Good News Translation, the original Catholic Living Bible, or even the RSV-CE or Jerusalem Bibles.Our bishops would need to weigh in before it could be adopted as a LITURGICAL text in American worship. amazon.com/Holy-Bible-Catholic-Reference-Tyndale/dp/0842354891/ref=cm_lmf_tit_1 The NLT is a dynamic equivalence translation, which is slightly more literal than the original Living Bible (as well as the Good News Bible… Biblical Catholic,Liturgiam Authenticum is a finalized summary of instructions. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone. My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. Let them be signs to mark the seasons, days, and years. The focus also went to revising the Grail to fit this new demand. At that time, ... Well, after a fairly long wait, I finally received the Oxford University Press English Standard Bible with Apocrypha . The revisions made it a MUCH better translation so it will be interesting to see how this new nltce reads! ATC Publishers produced a few editions of the Bible in India, and last year, Tyndale House Publishers released a hardcover edition in the US. Just bummin that this Catholic edition won't be the latest NLT revisions but based on an outdated edition. It seems that the USCCB is reluctant on their imprimantur. Small things still annoy, such as the paragraph headings which emphasize Peter's denial of Jesus but are absent in John 21 when Peter thrice re-affirms Jesus. The important here is that your vigor to read the Bible to be first opened, somehow similar to a paranormal third eye.And when it starts to fuel, you will eventually find yourself pursuing the best version that will suit your preferences.In my case, I had literally made the journey from the dynamic side going to the formal side of the spectrum. That is misleading, the Bible is NOT simple, it is a very hard and difficult book, and misleading people into thinking that it is 'simple' is very harmful.I also disagree with the whole notion of dumbing down the Biblical text the way the NLT does. However this past Easter I decided to try again to read the Bible cover to cover (I’m actually reading the Gospels a chapter at a time and at the same time going back and reading the Old Testament. It's not "dumbed down." I have always enjoyed this translation for a general reading of Scripture outside of serious study. It's a shame the USCCB could not have given this approval. Sorry just reread the post and saw they spent last 3 years reviewing it. They are quite proud of this Bible translation that they have created, and they like to toot their own horns. I found it to be eminently readable, and a fine approved Catholic alternative to the Message.THIS edition, however, will be a very welcome udpate. If you feel I must be corrected personally, you are more than welcome to have anyone from the USCCB set me straight. The text of the NLT was revised in 2004, with additional minor revisions in later years. Over 4 million readers have benefited from reading The One Year Bible. For anyone unfamiliar with the NLT, here’s a brief summary of its history: The NLT serves as a scholarly update to the Living Bible. It's translated with vocabulary and grammar complexity suitable for most English speakers fourth grade and up. The New Living Translation was completed and published by Tyndale House in 1996. Very very different than “salvation through the cross or salvation through the cross alone”. There is always more than a possibility that I have written something by mistake. More than 90 Bible scholars, along with a group of accomplished English stylists, worked toward that goal. This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. Learn how your comment data is processed. The Holy Bible NLT combines the latest biblical scholarship with a clear, dynamic writing style – communicates God’s word powerfully to all who read it. This hardcover Bible has a nice book block, good paper, bold size 9 font and good … Liturgy and Life, The Lector and Lectio Divina. The translation is both lucid yet solid in its presentation of the message. So in sorry to say folks that unfortunately this edition will already be outdated before it's even hit our desks as the 2015 revision is far superior to the 1996 and considerably better than the 2004. :(. 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