When Was "The New Jerusalem Bible" Published?


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The "New Jerusalem Bible," or NJB, was published in 1985 by the American publisher Doubleday. The NJB is the revised edition of the original "Jerusalem Bible" published in 1966.

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The NJB is officially licensed by the Roman Catholic Church under Cardinal George Basil Hume. Its chief editor is the biblical scholar Reverend Dom Henry Wansbrough, who based the new version from the French Scripture "Bible de Jerusalem" printed in 1973. While the general layout is the same, the NJB is a modernistic approach in terms of language, theology and archaeology, as stated in a review by Choice Review. Since its publication, the NJB has become the most prominently used Catholic Bible abroad, according to Catholic Online.

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