Many thanks to the readers who alerted me to two pieces of Bible news this week:
ESV-CE Coming to Augustine Institute Catholic Study Bible App:
The Catholic Study Bible App (available for both Android and iOS) is a collaboration between Ignatius Press and the Augustine Institute. It currently features the RSV-2CE and the RSV-CE text for free, while the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible (ICSB) and the Truth and Life Audio New Testament are available as in-app purchases. In a recent email exchange with a reader, the Augustine Institute confirmed that the ESV-CE will be added to the app in the future, along with an update to the app’s interface:
We are currently in the process of updating our Catholic Study Bible app with the new ESV-Catholic Edition and the intention is that it will live side-by-side with the RSV2 text. We hope to have the new text available by the end of the year, barring any technological challenges.”The Augustine Institute
Schuyler Bibles Considering Publishing the RSV with Apocrypha
Schuyler Bibles is one of the premier publishers of premium leather Bibles in the Protestant market. Their popular Quentel edition is currently available in the ESV, NASB, NKJV, and CSB translations. In recent years, Schuyler has expressed openness to publishing editions with the deuterocanonical books, but they have been carefully researching whether there is sufficient demand for it. In two recent Facebook posts (here and here), they floated the possibility of publishing the RSV (in editions with and without the apocrypha). Their second Facebook post includes a link to a signup form for anyone who would be interested in purchasing a Schuyler RSV Quentel edition. I strongly encourage anyone who is interested in a Schuyler RSV to fill out the signup form to express your support.
Schuyler also responded favorably to a commenter on Facebook who requested the NRSV. They indicated that it will be at least two years before they publish an NRSV, but they appreciated the feedback. Additional feedback will help them gauge the level of interest.