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Bible Version Detail — New Jerusalem Bible(NJB)

What's in a Version? is a book about the process of Bible translationAbbreviation:NJB
Name:New Jerusalem Bible
Functional Translation (1-10):5
Formal Translation (1-10):7
Ease of reading (1-10, 10 is easiest):7
Public Reading (1-10):9
Serious Study (1-10):6
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):2
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):No
Extensive Translation of cultural terms (Yes/No):No
Translated by Committee (Yes/No):Yes
Interdenominational Participation (Yes/No):No
Interfaith Participation (Yes/No):No
Committee Note:Roman Catholic
Revision of the Jerusalem Bible, which took its lead from the French version of the same name. It is not translated from the French, however. This is an excellent translation. In particular, I like the rendering of the Psalms. Jewish readers will not like the use of the divine name throughout in translating the Hebrew scriptures.

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