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The New Jerusalem Bible: Notes

, 1990
ISBN: 0385142641
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Edited by distinguished Catholic biblical scholar Henry Wansbrough, The New Jerusalem Bible presents the entire Old and New Testaments in engaging and accessible prose ideal for study and reading. Engage each biblical book through informative introductions that address basic questions of authorship, provenance, and other issues of historical importance. The New Jerusalem Bible also gathers an assortment of helpful supplements, including seven detailed maps, genealogical and chronological tables, indexes for people, weights, and measures, as well as a calendar of biblical events. This resource contains the notes.

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“f. ‘I shall snatch’ versions; ‘he will snatch’ Hebr.” (Page 1223)

“This relationship with God marks off human beings from the animals; moreover, it involves a general similarity of nature: intellect, will, authority. It paves the way for a higher revelation: the human share in the divine nature by virtue of grace.” (Page 19)

“Alternatively, the plural expresses the majesty and fullness of God’s being; the common name” (Page 19)

“The Latin version has a feminine pronoun (‘she’ will bruise …) and since, in the messianic interpretation of our text, the Messiah and his mother appear together, the pronoun has been taken to refer to Mary.” (Page 21)

“The creation of light is mentioned first, since the succession of days and nights is to be the frame in which the work of creation takes place.” (Page 17)

Dom Henry Wansbrough, is a Benedictine monk at Ampleforth Abbey in England. He is the editor of The New Jerusalem Bible, a translator of the scriptures, and author of numerous books, including The Story of the Bible and commentaries on the Gospels of John and Luke.


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