WHITE Christian Community Bible with Study Notes / Leather Bound / Great for Weddings / Revised 2013 Text Special Edition / Catholic Pastoral Edition / Silver Edges, Thumb Index / Great Gift
2015 Print / 1926 pages
Copyright: Bernardo Hurault
Editors: Patricia Grogan, Roger Butland, Adolph Dias, Miriam Cruz, John Ledesma, Albeto Rossa, Paul Ginivan
Imprimatur: Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines
Pastoral Bible Foundation
Indian Bible Foundation
Claret Publishing Group
HISTORY: The Christian Community Bible began to be produced in 1986 when Rev. Alberto Rossa, a Claretian missionary in the Philippines, saw the need for an English version. With the help of the French priest Bernard Hurault, the translation was finished in 18 months. The work was published in 1988. The editors of the Christian Community Bible consider it to be a very accurate translation from the Hebrew and Greek biblical texts. New editions are currently coordinated by the Pastoral Bible Foundation and are currently published by Claretian Publications (also known as Claretian Communications).
The editors of the Christian Community Bible have slightly reorganized the books of the bible with respect to the usual Catholic canon. While the New Testament books are found in the same order as they are found in other bibles, this is not the case for the Old Testament (the Hebrew Bible and the deuterocanonical books). According to the introduction to the seventeenth edition: "Here we kept, in broad outlines, the distribution of the books according to the three categories present in the Jewish or Hebrew bible".
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