Schuyler’s premium RSV is now available for pre-order. The color options and prices are listed on the Evangelical Bible website here. A substantial majority of the available options include the Apocrypha/deuterocanonical books. Editions with the Apocrypha range in price from $200 to $220.

Schuyler estimates that Bibles will begin shipping in early September — a bit later than the August date they were originally hoping for.

23 thoughts on “Pre-Orders have Begun for the Schuyler RSV”


    ^ Check out this edition of the NRSV-CE. It’s called “Great Quotes Catholic Bible” and comes with “120 beautiful, artistically rendered quotation pages from popular figures in the Church’s history” and “Durable Smyth-sewn binding lies flat in your hand or on your desk”

    If the NRSV wasn’t being currently revised, I’d preorder this Bible.

  2. I was happy when I noticed there was now 1 comment on the RSV.
    And then I come to read it and the comment is about a completely different Bible.

    I’ve ordered the Schuyler RSV with the Apocrypha and am really looking forward to receiving it.
    Hopefully others from this website will also do so and thus give Schuyler and Evangelical Bible
    reason to want to print other translations WITH the Apocrypha in premium editions. People are seemingly always complaining that there are no premium editions with the Apocrypha that
    would also be acceptable to Catholics. And now one comes along and as the cliche goes,
    “the silence is deafening”.

    1. I’ve also pre-ordered it. I agree with Alfredo. I’m excited to see it in September and review it for the blog. I’m so grateful that Schuyler was willing to produce a Bible with the Apocrypha/deuterocanonical books.

    2. Sorry to disappoint you!

      I wish I could afford a Schuyler RSV Bible, but alas… I can’t. I am looking forward to seeing the reviews, though. Perhaps, a few years from now, a used edition will be within my means.

  3. Jeff, that is very true. If we want the publishers to play, we have to be willing to pay. Most Protestants are willing to shell out hard earned money for premium Bibles. We Catholics have to be willing to pay as well or the market will go away. I am on the preorder list and am looking forward at long last to get a premium edition of the RSV with the Deuteros. I’ve often wished I had the chance, and here it is. Maybe some Catholic publishers will take note.

    1. I don’t know about ‘most’, I think ‘most’ Protestants pick up a cheap Thinline KJV or NIV at a place like Family Dollar or Walmart and don’t replace it until it wears out. The market for really expensive, $200 Bibles is very small.

  4. Pre-ordered the Full Yapp Baby!!……. canNOT wait for this. It’s probably too much, but I hope they insert the ‘apocryphal’ books in their respective proper placement rather than a separately cordoned-off ; ‘free speech area’.

  5. A random question. I am considering replacing the Ignatius RSV-CE 2nd edition Bible. Does anyone know if I can get this bible rebound in leather? If so, any recommendations on who should do the rebinding?

    1. There were a couple of posts on Tim’s blog featuring rebinds of the RSV-2CE:

      Both were done by Leonard’s. I think there are several new rebinders who have been doing excellent work since these posts were written. I’m always impressed by the photos of rebinds by AA Leather, although I’ve never seen one in person. Do any other readers have experience with rebinding the RSV-2CE recently?

    2. I had my Ignatius RSV 2nd Catholic Edition rebound by Leonard’s about 3 years ago in black goatskin leather. They did a fantastic job. Now I consider it a premium edition. The quality of this edition as far as paper quality and binding was very good to begin with; the quality leather just makes it that much better.

    3. Devin, I had my large print RSV-2CE rebound in a hardbound leather because I didn’t like the floppy phone book feel of the original nor the quality of the leather used in the original cover. AA Leather did a great job

    1. Doulos Bible rebound my St Dunstan’s Psalter in tan goatskin. He did such a nice job, I also sent him my 1941 Confraternity NT to be rebound in brown buffalo, and my wife’s 1961 Maryknoll Missal into grey goatskin.

      He did very well on all of them.

      I also have had a couple of Bibles rebound by Leonard’s. Both companies offer good service, but they have slightly different styles, it depends on the book at hand.

        1. Yes, the floppy one, not the hardcover. It is bound in British tan sokoto goatskin, stitched around the edges and lined with buffalo leather, with nice dark tan, textured endpapers and the page edges dyed to match.

          It is very sturdy, which is what I wanted, since it is the single most used book that I own.

  6. I’m hoping the new Schuyler RSV with Apocrypha sells well – maybe it’ll encourage them to finally introduce a KJV with Apocrypha! There’s only one good KJV+A on the market today, and that’s a reprint of a mid-century Bible (the Cambridge Cameo).

    1. I emailed them asking the same thing. They replied they had no current plans, but they did not rule it out.

      I would recommend that anyone interested e-mail them as well so that they know that there is interest.

      For what it is worth, the New Cambridge Paragraph with Apocrypha is quite nice. I only have two complaints: the first is that the font is modern and the seconds has to do with a few of Norton’s normalizations (this is outside of his restorations). The one that puzzles me the most is the use of “my” before vowels, eg “my eyes” instead of “mine eyes”. Why?

      But, otherwise it is really quite nice.

      1. Norton’s revision of the KJV is a prime example (along with David James’ “corrected” Coverdale psalter revision, and the new 1662 BCP “International Edition”) of fixing what isn’t broken. If he’d been content to simply paragraph the KJV, as has been done many times before, then I’d wholeheartedly recommend the New Cambridge Paragraph KJV. But for some reason he felt it necessary to update countless wordings that confused absolutely no one (like your example, “mine eyes”) and in the process removed some of the KJV’s classic charm.

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