There are multiple new Bibles and study resources scheduled for publication over the next month or two:
New NRSV-CE Editions from Harper Collins
Currently scheduled for a March 3rd release date, Harper Collins/Thomas Nelson will be releasing four brand-new editions of the NRSV Catholic Edition (with each edition offered in multiple colors). There will be a Journal Edition, Gift Edition, Large Print Standard Edition, and Personal Size Standard Edition. The Journal and Gift Editions will feature the Anglicized text, and the two standard editions will apparently feature the US text. Here is a link to the dedicated website with detailed specifications for each edition.
Abbey Psalms and Canticles from USCCB
Also in early March, the USCCB will be publishing a hardcover edition of the Abbey Psalms and Canticles (thanks to reader Devin for alerting me to this). This volume combines the Revised Grail Psalms (with the modifications approved by the USCCB in 2014) with the translations of the Old and New Testament canticles (approved by the USCCB in 2015). These psalms and canticles will likely be used in the upcoming revised translation of the Liturgy of the Hours. Here is a link to the product page on the USCCB website, and here is a longer description from the USCCB newsletter.
New Greek/English Interlinear New Testament from Tyndale
On April 7th, Tyndale will release an updated edition of their Greek/English Interlinear New Tesament. This features the newest edition of the United Bible Societies’ (UBS) Greek New Testament, with an interlinear English translation and a side-by-side printing of the NRSV New Testament text. Here is a link to the product page for more information.
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Great news indeed. I ordered the Abbey Psalms and Canticles last month.
Why would anyone purchase the NRSV-CE now with the updated edition expected in 2021???
Keep in mind an approved “Catholic Edition” may take more time than just 202, if that is actually the date it will be finished. Remember, the original NRSV was published in 1989, received an imprimatur in 1991, and finally was published in 1993. One would hope it would be published quicker, but who knows? Also, it is important, if you like the NRSV, to support Thomas Nelson so that they know there will be a Catholic audience who would purchase the revised NRSV in a few years. These look like really nice editions. Would be a shame to only have the usual sub-par Catholic editions that most of the Catholic translations/editions suffer with.
“may take more time than just 2021” (Not sure where the 1 went). 🙂
I contacted the USCCB, regarding “The Abbey Psalms and Canticles”. There were a few questions which have been responded to:
1) There are no sample pages to view
2) The binding is PUR glued
3) There are no plans for a leather edition
4) The version to be published will only be the text, no music settings or marks are offered
5) There will be no footnotes or cross references. Just the text of the Psalms and Canticles.
Thank you, disappointed that it is not sewn binding, but everything else was to be expected.
Also this year there is supposed to be an update of the NASB, the first since 1995. Although, from what I’ve seen, it doesn’t look promising.
I contacted Tyndale and the representative stated that the binding for the New Greek/English Interlinear New Testament to be released is “glued and sewn”. I wanted to check because I had the previous edition, which had a glued spine. Hope this is helpful!
I have no clue what happened then, because here I am three years later in May 2023, with the 2nd printing in 2022 according to the copyright page, and it’s entirely glued.
Super late to the party, but I snagged the New Greek/English Interlinear New Testament from Tyndale on a whim and, after spending a little time with it, I think I’m going to send it back. The inner margin is practically non-existent, the paper doesn’t feel the best quality and kinda reminds me of the paper on the cheap copies of the Book of Mormon that LDS missionaries hand out for free, and the binding is glued, with the glue job on my copy not being the best. The margin space can make reading unnecessarily difficult, and the combination of cheap paper and a glued binding doesn’t give me promising signs about the longevity of this book. I’ve been looking for a Catholic-friendly interlinear Greek New Testament, and I liked how this one included notes showing how various translations handle variants, but all told, I feel the negatives outweigh the positives for me. Quite a shame, because it looked promising.